In the News: December 2015

Also see clips from 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.

"Bulletin Board: December 31," Charleston Gazette-Mail, December 30, http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20151230/bulletin-board-dec-31-2015
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Missed opportunities on Medicaid," Richmond County Daily Journal, December 30, https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/20332/missed-opportunities-... (also at the Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/83041/the-states-miss-on-medicaid, Jefferson Post: https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2312/missed-opportunity-on-medicaid-a-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC fights EPA's Clean Power Plan," Mountain Xpress, December 28, https://mountainx.com/news/nc-fights-epas-clean-power-plan/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Baby, it's not cold outside; do something," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, December 28, http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/baby-it-s-not-cold-outs...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina's job growth doesn't necessarily mean prosperity, stability or recovery," Go Dan River, December 28, http://www.godanriver.com/work_it_sova/news/north-carolina-s-job-growth-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Two videos Pat McCrory and Franklin Graham should watch," Durham Herald-Sun, December 25, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/two-videos-pat-mccrory-and-franklin-gra...
(Rob Schofield column)

"North Carolina Editorial Roundup," Washington Times, December 23, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/23/north-carolina-editorial... (also at Daily Journal: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/8e94e998f38341f99e2f2bce7ed3e51a/..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article51332420.html, Lincoln Times-News: http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2015/12/28/state-workers-deserve-pay-inc..., WBT: http://wbt.com/north-carolina-editorial-roundup-14/)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Is the Carolina Comeback real? It depends on who you ask," Independent Weekly, December 22, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2015/12/22/is-the-carolina-comebac...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"'Altered State' report measures the toll of NC's shift to right," Raleigh News & Observer, December 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article50687995.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Clean Power Plan fails to meet needs of low income communities," RealEstateRama, December 17, http://www.realestaterama.com/2015/12/17/nc-clean-power-plan-fails-to-me...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Economists say Charlotte, Triangle will continue to drive NC growth," Winston-Salem Journal, December 17, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/economists-say-ch...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"A virtual online school disaster," The Robesonian, December 17, https://robesonian.com/opinion/82670/a-virtual-online-school-disaster (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/19875/the-online-charter-sc..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2226/a-startling-admission-of-the-hucks..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-the-hucksterism-of-vi..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-what-s-wron..., Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/the-hucksterism-of-virtual-charters/arti..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/startling-admission-huc...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Candlelight vigil planned tonight to honor gun violence victims," The Waltonian, December 16, http://waltonian.com/2015/12/candlelight-vigil-planned-tonight-to-honor-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Meet Rick Glazier," Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, December 15, http://www.zsr.org/articles/meet-rick-glazier
(Rick Glazier interview)

"When work fails to pay, the economy loses a key boost," Jefferson Post, December 14, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2150/when-work-fails-to-pay-the-economy...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"Poverty in Fayetteville: Why are we among the worst in America?" Fayetteville Observer, December 14, http://www.fayobserver.com/special/poverty/poverty-in-fayetteville-why-a...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"The latest pay-to-play," Greenville Daily Reflector, December 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-latest-pay-play-307... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-revealing..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-a-revealing-mccrory-a..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/19649/mccrory-offered-state-..., Asheboro Courier Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/latest-revealing-anecdo...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Group of NC treasurer employees receives raises averaging $49k," Winston-Salem Journal, December 12, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/group-of-n-c-treasurer-emplo...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"2016 legislative retirements marked by top GOP leaders," WRAL, December 12, http://www.wral.com/2016-legislative-retirements-marked-by-top-gop-leade... (also at WPTF: http://www.wptf.com/Article.asp?id=2992777&spid=35714, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article49425905.html, Statesville Record & Landmark: http://www.statesville.com/news/state/ap/legislative-retirements-marked-...)
(cites Rick Glazier)

"100 gather in Durham for gun violence reform," Raleigh News & Observer, December 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-communit...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Five years of GOP rule cripples state, report shows," Winston-Salem Chronicle, December 10, http://www.wschronicle.com/2015/12/five-years-gop-rule-cripples-state-re...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Wake schools fuel economy," Raleigh News & Observer, December 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article49114065.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Northern Beltway: The fight will soon be decided," Winston-Salem Journal, December 9, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-northern-beltway-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Poverty day 1 mainbar," Fayetteville Observer, December 9, http://www.fayobserver.com/poverty-day-mainbar/article_e6865874-9eae-11e...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Triangle event highlights immigration issues," Time Warner Cable News, December 9, http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2015/12/9/triangle-eve...
(quotes Patrick McHugh, Raul Pinto)

"Triad jobless rate rises slightly in October," Winston-Salem Journal, December 8, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/triad-jobless-rat...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"The wrecking crew," Jefferson Post, December 7, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2065/the-wrecking-crew
(Chris Ftizsimon column)

"From a single undocumented protester, a loud message," WUNC, December 3, http://wunc.org/post/single-undocumented-protester-loud-message
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"North Carolina schools could see increased federal funding," The Daily Tar Heel, December 2, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/12/increased-federal-funding-fo...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Give legislators more pay and demand more transparency," Richmond County Daily Journal, December 2, https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/19365/give-legislators-more... (also at Charlotte Sun-Times: http://charlotte.suntimes.com/clt-politics-government/7/93/187826/time-f..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-legislators-need-high..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/82226/pay-hike-transparency-needed, Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-time-for-hi..., Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-transparency-legisl..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/time-higher-pay-more-tr...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Also see clips from November 2015, October 2015, September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, December 2014, November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014 and March 2009-December 2013.