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August 2016

Also see clips from July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, December 2015, November 2015, October 2015, September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, and March 2009-December 2014.

"It's hard to celebrate what schools face," Jefferson Post, August 31, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5093/its-hard-to-celebrate-what-schools...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Budget moves hurting economy," Tideland News, August 31, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/article_1b0542...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

'Triad jobless rate rests at full-employment level of 5 percent," Winston-Salem Journal, August 31, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/triad-jobless-rat...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Mercy Week 2016: Explore immigration issues, celebrate Mercy heritage," Misericordia University, August 31, http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=500&newsid=2754
(cites NC Justice Center)

"GOP continues voter assault," Tideland News, August 31, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/article_5716b0...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Veterans have little trouble finding a job in N.C.," Monroe Enquirer Journal, August 30, http://www.enquirerjournal.com/news/veterans-have-little-trouble-finding...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Gov. Hunt to receive Champion of Justice award," The Wilson Times, August 30, http://wilsontimes.com/stories/Gov-Hunt-to-receive-Champion-of-Justice-A...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"More outrage over voter suppression," The Daily Record, August 29, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/08/29/more-outrage-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

'Government lawyers challenge money bail system," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, August 29, http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20160829/government-lawyers-challeng...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The numbers behind headlines making news," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, August 29, http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20160829/numbers-behind--headlines-m...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Editorial: Elevate NC teachers," Salisbury Post, August 24, http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/08/24/editorial-elevate-nc-teachers/
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Federal officials confident in Obamacare exchanges despite lack of choices," WRAL, August 24, http://www.wral.com/-federal-officials-confident-in-obamacare-exchanges-...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Remember teaching fellows?" Salisbury Post, August 24, http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/08/24/chris-fitzsimon-remember-teachin... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-successful-..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-successful-teaching-fellows-pro..., Jefferson Post: https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5079/successful-teaching-fellows-progr..., Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/46055/teaching-fellows-prog..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/09/06/successful-pr..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/91150/nc-could-learn-from-indian)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Crean alianza de defensa de los derechos de los inmigrantes en el estado," QuePasa, August 24, https://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/ciudad/local/crean-alianza-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC private prison among 14 impacted by Department of Justice announcement," The Daily Tar Heel, August 23, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/08/nc-private-prison-among-14-i...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Art Pope and our next president," Charlotte Business Journal, August 22, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/queen_city_agenda/2016/08/art-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"GOP continues effort to block black votes," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, August 22, http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20160822/gop-continues-effort-to-blo... (also at Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/effort-to-suppress-african-american-vote..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5011/the-gop-effort-to-suppress-the-afr..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/90691/mccrory-tries-to-lock-out-black)
(Chris Fitzismon column)

"Your government, whether you like it or not," Greensboro News & Record, August 21, http://www.greensboro.com/news/government/killian-your-government-whethe...
(Joe Killian column)

"North Carolina jobless rate falls to 9-year low in July," Winston-Salem Journal, August 20, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/north-carolina-jobless-rate-falls-t...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"More national outrage about NC GOP voter suppression efforts," Hickory Daily Record, August 20, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-more-national-outrage-about-nc-... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-gop-effort-..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/90964/voting-suppression-continuing)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina economy lags nationally," The Mountaineer, August 19, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/north-carolina-economy-lags-nati...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Raleigh desperately needs non-partisan think tank," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, August 18, http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20160818/raleigh-desperately-needs-n... (also at Wilson Times:http://wilsontimes.com/stories/NC-needs-a-nonpartisan-think-tank,70895)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The destructive impact of North Carolina's minimum wage," Jefferson Post, August 18, https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4970/the-destructive-impact-of-north-c...
(Patrick McHugh column)

"Where turmoil in the Obamacare marketplaces will hurt the most," Money Magazine, August 17, http://time.com/money/4456885/obamacare-marketplaces-insurers-leaving/ (also at NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/18/490481812/where-insu..., North Carolina Health News: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2016/08/22/obamacare-marketplace-...)
(quotes Ciara Zachary)

"'Carolina Comeback,'" Fitsnews, August 17, http://www.fitsnews.com/2016/08/17/carolina-comeback/
(cites Budget & Center)

"In NC, vouchers support private schools that discriminate," Raleigh News & Observer, August 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article96295292.html (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/Opinion/2016/08/22/N-C-vouchers-support-private...)
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Report pans pay for home care," Rocky Mount Telegram, August 15, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2016/08/15/Report-pans-pay-for-ho...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Energy Department awards nearly $1.3 million to encourage data-driven local energy planning," EIN News, August 15, http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/339551449/energy-department-awards-nearly...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory's water quality scandal continues to grow," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 14, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/08/14/McCrory-s-water-quality-scanda...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Some schools get state money, deny gay enrollment," Charlotte Observer, August 12, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article95390197.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"The failing credibility of the McCrory administration," Hickory Daily Record, August 12, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/the-falling-credibility-of-the-mccrory...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Will North Carolina ever raise its legal age to 18?" Charlotte Observer, August 12, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/inside-courts-blog/art...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"McCrory pushes to making voting harder - for some," New Bern Sun Journal, August 11, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160811/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory-pushes... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4957/mccrorys-determined-efforts-to-mak...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Budget cuts take a bite out of DPI's ability to support local school districts," Jefferson Post, August 10, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4838/budget-cuts-take-a-bite-out-of-dpi... (also at EdNC: https://www.ednc.org/2016/08/05/budget-cuts-take-bite-dpis-ability-suppo...)
(Billy Ball column)

"NC workplace policies earn state a D," Public News Service, August 8, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-08/childrens-issues/nc-workplac...
(quotes Ana Pardo)

"High jobs, low pay for ENC home health care workers," Kinston Free-Press, August 7, http://www.kinston.com/news/20160807/high-jobs-low-pay-for-enc-home-heal...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"The widening scandal about coal ash and drinking water," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 7, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/08/07/The-widening-scandal-about-coa... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-widenin..., New Bern Sun-Journal: http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160804/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory-coal-a..., The Mountaineer: http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/the-widening-scandal-on-coal-ash..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/growing-scandal-mcc..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-mccrory-s-coal-ash-water-qualit..., The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2016/08/21/Widening-scandals-on-..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-mccrory-s-coal-ash-water-qualit...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Banned payday lenders eye a comeback in North Carolina," The Charlotte Post, August 7, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2016/08/07/local-state/banned-payda...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Difficult to quantify economic impact of HB2 on WNC," Carolina Public Press, August 4, http://carolinapublicpress.org/25224/difficult-to-quantify-economic-impa...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Putting spin above truth about coal ash, drinking water," The Daily Advance, August 4, http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2016/08/04/Putting-spin-above-tr...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Aug. 3 community news," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 3, http://www.reflector.com/News/2016/08/03/Aug-3-Community-News-6.html (also: http://www.reflector.com/News/2016/08/05/Aug-5-Community-News-5.html)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Homecare workers in North Carolina county earn too little to make ends meet," Jefferson Post, August 3, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4695/homecare-workers-in-every-north-ca...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"Voter ID law overturned," The Enquirer Journal, August 2, http://www.enquirerjournal.com/voter-id-law-overturned/article_5466a6a1-...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Strong opinions expressed at ABC11 town hall," ABC-11, August 1, http://abc11.com/society/abc11-hosts-facebook-town-hall-tonight/1452215/
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"In 2016, 3 key bipartisan proposals lost in NC General Assembly," Raleigh News & Observer, August 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article93149747.html#emlnl=mor... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4682/three-bipartisan-proposals-that-fe...)
(Bill Rowe op-ed)

Also see clips from July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, December 2015, November 2015, October 2015, September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, and March 2009-December 2014.