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Editorial – Page 2 – QNotes

Give and you will prosper

Letter from the Publisher

According to a public radio report I heard recently, the annual World Giving Index says the people of the U.S. give more to charity than any other nation in the world. That is wonderful. I don’t remember the numbers.

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Was Charlotte’s openly gay council member snubbed in committee assignments?


Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon announced committee assignments for members of Charlotte City Council on Tuesday, with one glaring exclusion. Charlotte’s first openly gay or elected official, Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, now in her second term representing District 3, was the only Council member not chosen to chair one of nine Council committees.

Spaulding was a mentor and unique Carolina voice


With Pam Spaulding as a mentor, I got a jump start on my blogging and journalism career. We’ll all greatly miss her daily wit and wisdom.

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DNC city expenses: At least $1.1 million to companies without LGBT employee protections

Commentary: City Council should amend and implement LGBT-inclusive contracting, purchasing policies, ordinances

How many of the companies who benefited from the $50 million in city DNC expenses have employment non-discrimination policies that match the city’s? How much money landed in the hands of companies who practice — or, at the very least, refuse to prohibit — the types of discrimination the city itself says is wrong?

You speak, we listen: 2013 Reader Survey


It’s been nearly 10 years since qnotes last performed a large-scale, in-depth reader survey. Starting with this March 29 issue and continuing through April 30, we’re launching our 2013 QNotes Reader Survey.