In the News

September 2014

Also see clips from August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, and March 2009-December 2012.

"Seven under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly," Jefferson Post, September 29, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50766003/Seven-under-recognize...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Affordable Care Act, Noticias 40, September 29, http://northcarolina.univision.com/
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Budget plan undermines NC," The Robesonian, September 27, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50391649/Tax-Cente...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Speaker Thom Tillis' drive steers NC legislature to the right," Charlotte Observer, September 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/27/5203751/speaker-thom-tillis-... (also at Lake Wylie Pilot: http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2014/09/27/2608896/speaker-thom-tillis-dri..., Daily News: http://www.dailynewsen.com/politics/speaker-thom-tillisx2019-drive-steer...)
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Reducing poverty should be N.C.'s primary goal," The Daily Tar Heel, September 26, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/opinion-redicuing-poverty-sh...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Education debate is not just about the numbers," Winston-Salem Journal, September 26, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-says-educat... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150033987/Education-debate-is-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hundreds of child immigrants await their fates in N.C.," WUNC, September 25, http://wunc.org/post/hundreds-child-immigrants-await-their-fates-nc
(quotes Dani Moore)

"In NC, more migrant children coming to public schools," The Daily Tar Heel, September 25, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/in-nc-more%20migrant%20children
(quotes Raul Pinto, Matt Ellinwood)

"Right's disdain for educators can't be spun," The Robesonian, September 25, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150033987/Education-debate-is-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Henry McCollum's innocence and the stakes for death row inmates in a red state," The American Prospect, September 25, http://prospect.org/article/henry-mccollum%E2%80%99s-innocence-and-stake... (also at Bill Moyers: http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/26/henry-mccollums-innocence-stakes-death-...)
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Wake County praised for quickly registering unaccompanied immigrant children for school," Raleigh News & Observer, September 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/25/4179007/wake-county-praised-for-q...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Capital Tonight: Women in Politics," Time Warner Cable News, September 24, http://triadnc.twcnews.com/content/shows/712207/capital-tonight-sept--24...
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"Feds relocate 219 immigrant children to North Carolina in August," Raleigh News & Observer, September 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/24/4178384_feds-relocate-219-immigra...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Common Core curriculum review," Time Warner Cable News, September 23, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/712152/capital-tonight-sep...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"HOA talk drew crowd to library," South Charlotte News, September 23, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/23/5182985/hoa-talk-drew-crowd-...
(cites Al Ripley)

"State panel revisiting Common Core standards meets," ABC-11, September 22, http://abc11.com/education/common-core-standards-revisited-by-committee/...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Wage boost not likely in N.C.," Fayetteville Observer, September 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/wage-boost-not-likely-in-n-c/artic...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"How long before being gay is a fireable offense?" The Robesonian, September 20, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50351331/How-long-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The McCrory subplot in the Senate race," Winston-Salem Journal, September 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-mccrory... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671275/The-McCrory-subplot-i..., The Robesonian: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671275/The-McCrory-subplot-i...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Panel starts reviewing Common Core standards in NC," WNCN, http://www.wncn.com/story/26584075/panel-starts-reviewing-common-core-st...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Fireable offenses," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 20, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-fireable-offenses-2...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC court stops part of order blocking scholarships," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/19/4164558_nc-court-stops-part-of-or... (also at Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/NC-court-stops-part-of-order-block..., WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/26578568/nc-appeals-court-says-private-school-..., NBC-4i: www.nbc4i.com/story/26578568/nc-appeals-court-says-private-school-studen..., WFSB: http://www.wfsb.com/story/26578568/nc-appeals-court-says-private-school-..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-court-stops-part-of-order-blocking..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-can-disperse-school-vouchers/..., The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/50347023/Judge-clears-way-for-privat..., Burlington Times-News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/region-state/n-c-court-stops-part-of-or..., WBTV: http://www.wbtv.com/story/26585047/nc-court-stops-part-of-order-blocking..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/19/3692049/nc-court-stops-part-of-order-..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/n-c-court-stops-part-of-order-bloc..., Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/09/19/nc-court-stops-part-of-orde..., WLOS: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/2d0d0fa2-www.w..., WJHL-11: http://www.wjhl.com/story/26578417/nc-court-stops-part-of-order-blocking..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/n-c-court-releases-private-school-vouche..., Deseret News: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659922/NC-court-stops-part-of-orde...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Increase in N.C. unemployment rate is largest in three years," Winston-Salem Journal, September 19, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/increase-in-n-c-u... (also at Morganton News Herald: http://www.morganton.com/news/increase-in-n-c-unemployment-rate-is-large..., Statesville Record & Landmark: http://www.statesville.com/news/increase-in-n-c-unemployment-rate-is-lar...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Appeals courts releases school voucher money for hundreds of NC students," WRAL, September 19, http://www.wral.com/appeals-court-releases-school-voucher-money-for-hund...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Affordable Care Act enrollment highest in Wake, Mecklenburg," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/19/4165156/affordable-care-act-enrol...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC Appeals Court releases previously awarded private-school vouchers," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/19/4164798/nc-appeals-court-releases... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/19/5185901/nc-appeals-court-rel...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Civil-rights groups want feds to ensure immigrant children can get NC educations," Social Justice Solutions, September 19, http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2014/09/19/civil-rights-groups-wan...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina court releases money in halted school voucher program," Reuters, September 19, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-usa-north-carolina-educatio... (Also at: Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-north-carolina-court-releases-money-in-..., Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/north-carolina-court-releases-money-halted-school-...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Let immigrant children stay in N.C., instead of forcing them to leave," The Guilfordian, September 19, http://www.guilfordian.com/opinion/2014/09/19/let-immigrant-children-sta...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"School vouchers for students in private schools remain in limbo," Fayetteville Observer, September 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/school-vouchers-for-students-in-pr...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Economic growth and schools," The Cary News, September 19, http://www.carynews.com/2014/09/19/4155825_nicole-dozier-economic-growth...
(Nicole Dozier LTE)

"Appeals court releases voucher money for low-income students," Carolina Journal, September 19, http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=11390
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"National poverty rate drops, NC rate still higher than average," The Daily Tar Heel, September 19, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/national-poverty-rate%20drop...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"WakeMed collaborating with two NC health systems to cut costs," Raleigh News & Observer, September 17, www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/17/4158386/wakemed-collaborating-with-two.h... (also at Insurance News Net: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/18/wakemed-collaborating-wi...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Mountain Senate race once more in the state political spotlight," Smoky Mountain News, September 17, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/14246-mountain-senate-race-on...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Vidant, 2 other N.C. hospital chains partner to cut costs," Hampton Roads Pilot, September 17, http://hamptonroads.com/2014/09/vidant-2-other-nc-hospital-chains-partne... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/17/3687306_3-nc-hospital-chains-partner-..., SC Now: http://www.scnow.com/news/business/technology/article_8ed0a9de-3ea3-11e4..., Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140918/SP01/140919725/1058/nc-hos..., Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-09-18/3-n-dot-carolina-hospital-chai..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/n-carolina-hospital-ch..., Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/business/hospital-chains-join-forces-c...)
(cites Adam Linker)

"Become Alabama in 12 easy steps," Charlotte Observer, September 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/17/5181216/become-alabama-in-12... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/17/3687946_editorial-become-alabama-in-1...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Three NC hospital chains partner to cut costs," Asheville Citizen-Times, September 17, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/09/17/three-nc-hospit...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Wos back on her familiar hot seat," The Robesonian, September 16, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50321684/Wos-back-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hearing set in voting law case," The Daily Tar Heel, September 16, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/hearing-set-in-voting-law-case
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Number of North Carolinians without health care coverage dropped in 2013," Insurance News Net, September 16, http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/17/number-of-north-carolini...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Pathetic reactions to startling injustice," Jefferson Post, September 15, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50572787/Pathetic-reactions-to...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Common Core could face end in NC," The Daily Tar Heel, September 15, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/common-core-could-face-end-i...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Leaking ponds the problem," Greenville Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-leaking-ponds-probl...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Commonsense measures to combat misclassifications," Raleigh News & Observer, September 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/13/4145057/carol-brooke-commonsense-...
(Carol Brooke LTE)

"Raleigh charter school for special-needs children celebrates opening," Raleigh News & Observer, September 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/13/4148444/raleigh-charter-school-fo...
(cites Diane Morris)

"Focus on coal-ash leaks, not panel," The Robesonian, September 12, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50302165/Focus-on-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Civil rights groups want feds to ensure immigrant children can get NC educations," Raleigh News & Observer, September 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/welcome_page/?shf=/2014/09/12/4145555_civil-...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"The disconnect between spin and the classroom," Winston-Salem Journal, September 12, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-disconn... (also at Rockingham County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50604427/Th...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Contract to Cheat: NC leaders vow change on worker abuse, tax scams," Raleigh News & Observer, September 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/11/4142890/nc-leaders-vow-change-on-... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/11/5168729/nc-leaders-vow-chang...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Historic preservation tax credits," Time Warner Cable News, September 10, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/711709/capital-tonight-sep...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Report: NC health coverage gap impacts Mom and Dad," Public News Service, September 10, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-10/health-issues/report-nc-heal... (also at The Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/09/10/local/health-coverage-ga...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Fewer local employers plan to add jobs in 4th quarter," Winston-Salem Journal, September 9, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/fewer-local-emplo...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Another death knell for the death penalty," Jefferson Post, September 9, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50526081/Another-death-knell-f...
(Rob Schofield column)

"New virtual charter schools provoke debates," Duke Chronicle, September 9, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/09/09/new-virtual-charter-sch...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Company leaders indicate shedding employment amid wage raises," Durham Herald-Sun, September 9, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x1528972879/Company-leaders-indi...
(cites Allan Freyer and Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC funding for ACA 'navigators' drops to $2.8 million," Raleigh News & Observer, September 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/08/4134626/nc-funding-for-aca-naviga... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/08/5160214/nc-to-get-less-feder...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Bubble wrap producer to bring 1,000 jobs to the state," The Daily Tar Heel, September 8, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/bubble-wrap-producer-to-brin...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Berger's illogical bluster on Medicaid," Winston-Salem Journal, September 7, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-berger-s... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-bergers-bluster-med..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50525962/Bergers-illogical-blu...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina's uneven recovery, boom in low-wage jobs highlight need for building an economy that works for all," Insurance News Net, September 7, http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/07/north-carolinas-uneven-r...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"On campaign ads, 'buyer beware' the best advice," Asheville Citizen-Times, September 5, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/09/05/campaig...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Consensus growing in support of redistricting reform," The Voter Update, September 4, http://thevoterupdate.com/articles/2014/9_4_14_redistricting.php
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"State of Working North Carolina," Talk Back Now Show, September 3, http://www.talkbacknowshow.com/
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"State of Working NC: An Uneven Recovery," Spectacular Magazine Radio Show, September 2, http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=waug&pgmS...
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"Meeting puts the focus on HOA rights," South Charlotte News, September 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/02/5137624/meeting-puts-the-foc...
(cites Al Ripley)

"Annual Labor Day report shows work pay gap," Winston-Salem Journal, September 1, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/annual-labor-day-... (also at Greensboro News & Record: http://m.news-record.com/business/labor-day-report-shows-some-still-suff...)
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Aiding and sustaining U.S. workers," Charlotte Observer, September 1, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/01/5138108/aiding-and-sustainin...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Workforce needs improvements, according to new report," Time Warner Cable News, September 1, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/711348/workforce-needs-improve...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"An uneven recovery for two North Carolinas," WFDD 88.5, September 1, http://wfdd.org/post/uneven-recovery-two-north-carolinas
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Report: Equality will help state economy grow," Lincoln Times-News, September 1, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2014/09/01/report-equality-will-help-sta...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Economic recovery splits N.C.," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, September 1, http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/article_5decc44c-3200-11e4-9aef-001a4...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC's education policy changes through the eyes of a student," Triangle Tribune, September 1, no link available
(Chris Hill column)

Also see clips from August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013 and March 2009-December 2012.