In the News: July 2017

Also see clips from June 2017, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, December 2016, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016 and March 2009-December 2015.

"Don't look now, Raise the Age is done," Daily Record, July 31, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/community/2017/07/31/dont-look-now...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Gov. Cooper Signing Criminal Record Expungement, 'Raise The Age' Bills ," WNCN, July 28, http://wncn.com/2017/07/28/gov-cooper-to-sign-criminal-record-expungemen... (alos at WFMY: http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/gov-cooper-signing-criminal-record-e..., WBTW: http://wbtw.com/2017/07/29/nc-gov-cooper-signs-record-expungement-raise-..., WSPA: http://wspa.com/2017/07/28/nc-gov-to-sign-criminal-record-expungement-ra...)
(cites Second Chance team)

"Attorney General Josh Stein scrambling to cover $10 million budget gap," Jefferson Post, July 28, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8301/attorney-general-josh-stein-sc... (also at Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/melissa-boughton-n-c-attorney-...)
(Melissa Boughton column)

"This Week In NC Politics: Redistricting, An Energy Bill And A Special Session," WUNC, July 28, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-redistricting-energy-bill-and-spec...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Health care for millions and democracy itself is now at risk," Henderson Daily Dispatch, July 27, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-health-care-for-milli... (also at Hickory Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/opinion-health-care-for-millions-democ..., Winston-Salem Chronicle: http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/08/commentary-health-care-millions-democ..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170731/health-care-democracy-it...,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Shrinking government," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 25, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2017/07/25/Shrinking-government-takes-cou... (Statesville Record & Landmark: http://www.statesville.com/news/john-hood-column-it-takes-courage-to-shr..., Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2017/07/25/state-columnist-sh..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8284/shrinking-government-takes-cou...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Fewer fish kills so far this season, but human negligence responsible for most deaths," Jefferson Post, July 24, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8263/fewer-fish-kills-so-far-this-s...
(Lisa Sorg column)

"Study Shows Employment Growth Inequality in N.C.," Chapelboro, July 24, http://chapelboro.com/news/state-news/study-shows-employment-growth-ineq...
(Patrick McHugh interview)

"Senate GOP health ‘repeal without replacement’ proposal would do great harm to NC," Jefferson Post, July 21, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8258/senate-gop-health-repeal-witho...
(Luis Toledo op-ed)

"How Budget Austerity Puts Public School Parents On Par With Criminals," Common Dreams, July 21, https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/07/21/how-budget-austerity-puts-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Facts matter -- in Raleigh and in Washington," Winston-Salem Journal, July 21, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-facts-matte...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"This Week in NC Politics: Obamacare Repeal, Redistricting, and Summer Reading," WUNC, July 21, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-obamacare-repeal-redistricting-and... (also at Blue Ridge Public Radio: http://bpr.org/post/week-nc-politics-obamacare-repeal-redistricting-and-...)
(Rob Schofield interview)

"The Readers' Forum: Friday letters," Winston-Salem Journal, July 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/the-readers-foru...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC budget proponents’ distorted notion of leaps and bounds," Asheville Citizen-Times, July 18, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2017/07/18/nc-budget-proponen... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8327/nc-budget-proponents-distorted...)
(Cedric Johnson column)

"The Briefcase: Area living wage standard presentation set for tonight," Winston-Salem Journal, July 17, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/the-briefcase-are...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"After N.C.’s tax-cut frenzy, deficits loom," Raleigh News & Observer, July 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article161423548.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"This Week In NC Politics: Video Poker Veto, A Projected Budget Shortfall And The Brunch Bill," WUNC, July 14, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-video-poker-veto-projected-budget-...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Durham public school janitors win $77,000 in back wages," Durham Herald-Sun, July 13,  http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article161274...
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"Durham Public Schools and a Contractor Agree to Pay $77K to Settle Claims of Custodial Workers Owed Back Pay and Overtime," Indy Week, July 13, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/07/13/durham-public-schools-...
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"Fitzsimon: Confirmation of the dangerous new normal in North Carolina," Henderson Daily Dispatch, July 13, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-confirmation-of-the-d... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8206/a-nonpartisan-confirmation-of-...)
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"NC Justice Center Settles Wage Theft Case for Durham Janitorial Workers," Spectacular Magazine, July 13, http://spectacularmag.com/2017/07/13/nc-justice-center-settles-wage-thef...
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"Documentary an eye-opening look at how poverty, neglect hurt black communities," Waynesboro Record Herald, July 13, http://www.therecordherald.com/opinion/20170713/evan-f-moore-documentary... (also at Kewanee Star Courier: http://www.starcourier.com/opinion/20170713/evan-f-moore-documentary-eye..., Orion Gazette: http://www.oriongazette.com/opinion/20170713/evan-f-moore-documentary-ey..., Hutchinson News: http://www.hutchnews.com/opinion/20170713/evan-f-moore-documentary-eye-o..., Fosters Daily Democrat: http://www.fosters.com/news/20170718/evan-f-moore-documentary-eye-openin...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Here’s How Much North Carolina Has Really Spent on Schools Over the Last Decade," Indy Week, July 12, https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/heres-how-much-north-carolina-has-real...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Patients caught in the cross hairs of Mission Health, Blue Cross battle," The Mountaineer, July 12, http://www.themountaineer.com/news/patients-caught-in-the-cross-hairs-of...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Generations of progress are at risk in NC," Salisbury Post, July 11, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/07/11/generations-progress-risk-nc/ (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8251/generations-of-progress-at-risk)
(Patrick McHugh column)

"Consumer groups want NC governor to veto finance industry bill," Raleigh News & Observer, July 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article160593844.html
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Is North Carolina stuck in an abusive relationship?" Winston-Salem Journal, July 7, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/rob-schofield-is-north-caro...
(Rob Schofield column)

"This Week in NC Politics: An Overview Of The First Half Of 2017 And What Comes Next," WUNC, July 7, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-overview-first-half-2017-and-what-... (also at Blue Ridge Public Radio: http://bpr.org/post/week-nc-politics-overview-first-half-2017-and-what-c...)
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Women Could Be Caught in Crossfire of Senate Health Bill," Public News Service, July 7, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-07/health-issues/women-could-be...
(quotes Ciara Zachary)

"Our opinion: NC needs migrants," Greensboro News & Record, July 5, http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-n-c-nee...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina governor vetoes leachate bill," Waste Today, July 5, http://www.wastetodaymagazine.com/article/north-carolina-governor-vetoes...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Editorial: Zombie bills, like judicial gerrymandering, should stay entombed in committee," WRAL, July 5, http://www.wral.com/editorial-zombie-bills-like-judicial-gerrymandering-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Reportan aumento de desempleo en zonas rurales de NC donde hay fuerte presencia latina," La Conexion, July 5, http://www.laconexionusa.com/noticias/20170705_66155355.asp
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Local jobless rate holds steady," Rocky Mount Telegram, July 3, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/07/03/Jobless-rate-holds-fla...
(quotes William Munn)

"Final budget fails to strengthen the foundation of NC public schools," Jefferson Post, July 3, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8075/final-budget-fails-to-strength...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"North Carolina Republicans continue to meddle in education," Raleigh News & Observer, July 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article159048684.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"First ever anti-poverty festival held in Jacksonville," WITN, July 1, http://www.witn.com/content/news/First-ever-anti-poverty-festival-held-i...
(cites NC Justice Center)

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