In the News: August 2013

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"On Labor Day, remember the jobless," Raleigh News & Observer, August 31, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/31/3153744/on-labor-day-remember-the...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"The beauty of offering a real answer," Raleigh News & Observer, August 31, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/31/3150839/the-beauty-of-offering-a-...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"Websites holding reputations hostage," WNCN, August 30, http://www.wncn.com/story/23304900/websites-holding-peputations-hostage
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Triangle fast-food workers join national strike for higher pay," Raleigh News & Observer, August 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/29/3147190/triangle-fast-food-worker...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Protesters move 'forward together,'" NC State Technician, August 29, http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_786708e0-1065-11e3-8c29-001...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Pat McCrory under fire for giving campaign aides plum promotions and raises," Huffington Post, August 29, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/pat-mccrory-campaign-raises_n_3...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Durham County unemployment rate holds in July," The Durham Herald-Sun, August 28, www.heraldsun.com/business/x2042203771/Durham-County-unemployment-rate-h...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Aplauden nueva directiva de ICE pero no esperan un gran cambio en politicia de deportaciones," Que Pasa, August 28, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/inmigracion/inmigracion/1633...
(quotes Joanna Gaughan)

"Jobless rate improves in Asheville area," Asheville Citizen-Times, August 28, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130829/NEWS/308290016/Jobless-rat...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Jobless rates reflect positive and negative," High Point Enterprise, August 28, http://www.hpe.com/news/business/x2042203569/Jobless-rates-reflect-posit...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. Biotech cuts 7 jobs, expects more, in response to losing $4.6M in funding," Winston-Salem Journal, August 27, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_a5b670f6-0f4d-11e3-a...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Dome: Nesbitt calls for probe of DHHS 'systemic mismanagement'," Raleigh News & Observer, August 27, www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/27/3142025/dome-nesbitt-calls-for-probe-of....
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Blame the democrats," Davidson County Dispatch, August 27, http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20130827/OPINION02/308279990/-1/news...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Small towns left behind in N.C. recovery," WFAE, August 25, http://wfae.org/post/small-towns-left-behind-nc-recovery
(Allan Freyer interview)

"N.C. Justice Center holds prayer vigil for immigration policy reform," Durham Herald-Sun, August 25, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x2042202241/N-C-Justice-Center-h...
(quotes Dan Rearick)

"North Carolina's expanding rules for erasing criminal records," ABC-11, August 24, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9217759 (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/25/4263657/nc-expanding-rules-f..., News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/24/3133114/nc-expanding-rules-for-er..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-expanding-rules-for-erasing-criminal-records/1281..., Beaufort Observer: http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2013-08-2..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/24/2938745/nc-expanding-rules-for-erasin..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/08/nc-expanding-rules-erasing-criminal-records, Springfield News-Sun: http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/ap/ap/crime/nc-expanding-rules-for-era..., Dallas Star-Telegram: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/24/5105315/nc-expanding-rules-for-e..., Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/24/4433325/nc-expanding-rules-for-eras..., Daytona Beach News-Journal: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130824/APN/1308240649, Bellingham Herald: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/08/24/3165191/nc-expanding-rules-fo..., The Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego..., WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/23246373/nc-expanding-rules-for-erasing-crimin...)
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Fitzsimon: Governor's 'change'," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 24, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-governors-change-21...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Durham school board: State budget 'limits' educational opportunities," WRAL, August 23, http://www.wral.com/durham-school-board-state-budget-limits-educational-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"HHS scandal not just about the money," Jefferson Post, August 21, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2440972/HHS-scandal-no...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Cumberland principal's letter to McCrory goes viral," WRAL, August 21, http://www.wral.com/cumberland-principal-s-letter-to-mccrory-goes-viral/...
(cites NC Policy Watch/NC Justice Center)

"McCrory's staff: Pay palls," Independent Weekly, August 21, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/mccrorys-staff-pay-pals/Content?oid=370...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"MomsRising: So long, sales tax holiday," WRAL, August 20, http://www.wral.com/momsrising-so-long-sales-tax-holiday/12794604/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Local, state orgs rally against state legislation," Mountain Xpress, August 20, http://www.mountainx.com/article/52102/Local-state-orgs-rally-against-st...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"House of Raeford's closing reveals unemployment law's brutality," Fayetteville Observer, August 20, http://fayobserver.com/articles/2013/08/20/1275554?sac=fo.opinion
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Justice Center: Jobs report shows higher unemployment, anemic job creation, and shrinking labor force," High Country Press, August 19, http://www.hcpress.com/news/n-c-justice-center-jobs-report-shows-higher-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory aides now working at DHHS have same pay, less experience than predecessors," Raleigh News & Observer, August 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/19/3120669/mccrory-campaign-aides-no...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC jobless rate rises in July to 8.9 percent," Raleigh News & Observer, August 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/19/3119309/state-unemployment-rate-r...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Town hall focuses on actions of state lawmakers," Asheville Citizen-Times, August 19, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130820/NEWS01/308200027/Town-hall... (also at Black Mountain News: http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130820/NEWS01/308200027/Town-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"High school handbook makes waves in Apex," ABC-11, August 19, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/abc11_investigates&id=921...
(quotes Jack Holtzman)

"A sharp turn to the right in North Carolina," New York Times, August 18, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/us/19iht-letter19.html?pagewanted=all&...
(also at Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-18/north-carolina-takes-perilous-l..., The Morning Call: http://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-north-carolina-voter-id-hunt-web-2013081..., Cincinnati Enquirer: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130820/COL/308200138/OPINION-N-C-ta..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/19/2929568/hunt-nc-takes-perilous-lurch-...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Chris Fitzsimon on a budget of poor choices that threaten the state's future," Winston-Salem Journal, August 17, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_67d1e81a-05c0-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A perfect storm of cuts batters North Carolina's unemployed," The Nation, August 16, http://www.thenation.com/article/175760/perfect-storm-cuts-batter-north-...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"DACA puede cambiar mas vidas," Que Pasas, August 15, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/inmigracion/accion-diferida/...
(quotes Dan Rearick)

"Pat McCrory vetoes welfare drug test bill," Huffington Post, August 15, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/pat-mccrory-pat-mccrory-welfare...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"The new state education brand," The Burlington Times News, August 15, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/the-new-state-educat...
(NC Policy Watch column)

"Young McCrory staffers get big government salaries," Kansas City Star, August 15, http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/15/4413435/young-mccrory-staffers-get-... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/15/3110747/young-mccrory-staffers-ge..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/young-mccrory-staffers-get-big-government-salaries/1...,
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory defends double-digit pay raises for 2 state employees," WNCN, August 15, www.wncn.com/story/23141891/double-digit-pay-raises-for-two-state-employ...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"McCrory issues two vetoes on drug screening, immigration," News 14 (Triangle), August 15, http://triangle.news14.com/content/news/698459/mccrory-issues-two-vetoes...
(quotes Bil Rowe, Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Capital Tonight: NC teacher salaries," News 14 (Charlotte), August 14, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/politics/698435/capital-tonight-aug-...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Moral Monday rally comes to the coast next week," The Outer Banks Voice, August 14, http://outerbanksvoice.com/2013/08/14/moral-monday-rally-comes-to-the-co...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Report: N.C. budget on path to mediocrity," Public News Service, August 13, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33975-1 (also at The Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego...)
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Happy Hour roundup," The Washington Post, August 13, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/13/happy-hour-r...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Public invited to attend 'Better Choices for NC' town hall event on August 19," Mountain Xpress, August 13, http://www.mountainx.com/article/51940/Public-invited-to-attend-Better-C...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Repeal of estate tax will reduce revenue an estimated $300 million over five years," Winston-Salem Journal, August 12, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_c079ddcc-02f2-11e3-824d-001...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"North Carolina tax changes: Where you stand," Charlotte Observer, August 11, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/11/4228287/nc-tax-changes-where...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC teachers are fed up," Raleigh News & Observer, August 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/10/3097796/nc-teachers-are-fed-up.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina's misplaced treasure," Jefferson Post, August 10, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2403712/North-Carolina...
(Chris Hill op-ed)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the follies of the latest education spin," Winston-Salem Journal, August 9, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_042aa36e-0111-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Jeff Shaw, Univision, interview on food stamps, August 9
(no link available)

"Forbes: Raleigh, Durham rank among top 10 cities for businesses and careers," Triangle Business Journal, August 8, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/08/forbes-raleigh-durham-r...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Immigration 'plan B' focuses on White House," National Journal, August 8, http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/immigration-plan-b-focuses-on-...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"The American dream: Study highlights lack of economic mobility in Asheville and the Southeast," Mountain Xpress, August 7, http://www.mountainx.com/article/51767/The-American-dream-Study-highligh...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"The Top 10 Republican mistakes," Independent Weekly, August 7, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-top-10-republican-mistakes/Content?...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Politicians mislead on NC voucher program," Facing South (ISS Blog), August 6, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/08/politicians-mislead-on-nc-voucher...
(Chris Hill column)

"What NC lawmakers treasure (it isn't children)," Raleigh News & Observer, August 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/05/3084715/what-nc-lawmakers-treasur...
(Chris Hill op-ed)

"SNAP food assistance to decrease in November," WCHL (Chapelboro), August 5, http://chapelboro.com/news/health/snap-food-assistance-to-decrease-in-no...
(Amber Moodie-Dyer interview)

"H. Brandt Ayers: Tarheels down," The Anniston Star, August 4, http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/23276132-H-Brandt-Ayers-Tarheels-down
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"DSS leaders await fate of drug-testing bill," High Point Enterprise, August 4, http://www.hpe.com/news/x807783653/DSS-leaders-await-fate-of-drug-testin...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. rethinks its job recruiting," Greensboro News & Record, August 4, http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_6ce226fc-fbd5-11e2-98...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the fear of the truth on the Right," Winston-Salem Journal, August 3, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_84dc6e22-fb9c-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC legislators vote to change judicial discipline; editorials angry," Gavel Grab, August 2, http://www.gavelgrab.org/?p=61117
(cites Sharon McCloskey)

"Rob Schofield on cookie gate and slush funds," Bill LuMaye Show (WPTF), August 2, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2013/08/rob-schofield-on-cookie-gate-and-...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"SNAP food assistance to decrease in November," WPTF, August 2, no link available
(Amber Moodie-Dyer interview)

"NC officials approve 67 subsidized health plans," Charlotte Observer, August 1, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/01/4207634/nc-officials-approve...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"In schools budget, a number isn't just a number," Raleigh News & Observer, August 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/01/3076428/in-schools-budget-a-numbe...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Funding could help reduce wait times for clearing records," WSOC (Charlotte), August 1, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/funding-could-help-reduce-wait-tim...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"NC Budget: Oversight or overreach?" Blue Ridge Now, August 1, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130802/ARTICLES/308021002/1016/OPI...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

Also see clips from July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, December 2012, November 2012, October 2012, September 2012, August 2012, July 2012, June 2012, May 2012, April 2012, March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010, October 2010, September 2010, August 2010, July 2010, June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, and March 2009.