Becoming an activist, again

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one." My inner activist, long dormant, has been revitalized by the young activists protesting gun violence. They are leading me out of my comfort zone,

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Let’s talk about denying climate change

Scientists from 13 federal agencies have produced a sweeping report about the “drastic impact of climate change” on the country. The report concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of global warming right now. But Trump and his administration so reject the idea of climate change, they may suppress the

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Sound Off: If only truth would triumph

The current situation with Comey and Trump has brought me some relief in that, now, maybe things will start moving along. But for me, the most important outcome will, hopefully, be the triumph of truth. What was so heartbreaking when Trump won is that everything I was taught as a

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Sound Off: How I became an activist

"Sound Off" is a new Beacon column where you can share personal experiences, concerns, and ideas pertaining to today's government and politics. Email your writings for consideration to info@outerbanksbeacon.com. Please limit submissions to 1,000 words, and include a brief description of yourself.  How I became an activist By Marc Jorrens

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