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Opinions for week ending: Sunday, February 17 2008

(2.15.08) Save-a-Watt, lose common sense
RALEIGH — Electricity consumers soon may face higher rates in order to pay utility companies not to produce electricity and not to build power plants. The General Assembly, by approving last year's Senate Bill 3, created this absurdity.

(2.14.08) Look over Jordan
RALEIGH — While Raleigh officials and residents have been talking about somehow expanding Falls Lake's capacity, Jordan Lake remains temptingly on the western horizon. This week Jordan's water available for use by public water systems stood at 100 percent full.

(2.13.08) A hospital alliance
WINSTON-SALEM — Winston-Salem’s Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Greensboro’s Moses Cone Health System have made a rare and innovative move by starting a joint venture. The effort faces multiple challenges.

(2.12.08) A plan to pump it up
GREENSBORO — Instead of waiting for Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority members to get a pump station going, High Point and Greensboro’s city managers proposed that their cities team up to get the project done.

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