In the News: November 2013

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"In North Carolina, a hard-right shift hits a roadblock," MSNBC, November 30, http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/north-carolilna-hard-right-shift-hits-roadblock
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"SNAP cuts piling on those already hurting," Black Mountain News, November 29, http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20131202/OPINION02/131129018/SN...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"United Way & Budget & Tax Center present local public briefing on state legislation," Mountain Xpress, November 28, http://www.mountainx.com/article/54526/United-Way-Budget-Tax-Center-pres...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Change in GED format may be hindrance," Winston-Salem Journal, November 27, http://wschronicle.com/2013/11/change-in-ged-format-may-be-hinderance/
(quotes Sabine Schoenbach)

"Agriculture workers search for enhanced legal protection," The Daily Tar Heel, November 26, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/11/agriculture-workers-search-f...
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

"NC ranks 5th among states in food 'insecurity'," Raleigh News & Observer, November 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/26/3409566/nc-ranks-5th-among-states...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Step dance flash mob at Walmart demanding reinstatement of fired workers," Axis of Logic, November 25, http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_66205.shtml
(cites Carol Brooke)

"Changes to the GED are coming in 2014," Public News Service, November 26, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/35841-1
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Unless D.C. finds alternative, N.C. faces new budget cuts," Charlotte Observer, November 25, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/25/4497065/unless-dc-finds-alte... (also at News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/25/3407546/unless-dc-finds-alternati..., Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/25/3779037/unless-dc-finds-alternativ...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Funding discrimination," Greenville Daily Reflector, November 24, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-funding-discriminat...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"To fix the tax-reform bill, NC lawmakers must face the facts," Raleigh News & Observer, November 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/22/3396967/to-fix-the-tax-reform-bil...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"The scramble on the right continues," Winston-Salem Journal, November 22, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_3e8f1330-52f3-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Changes in testing have GED takers rushing to finish," WECT-NBC, November 21, http://www.wect.com/story/24038452/changes-in-testing-have-ged-takers-ru...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"U.S. House of Representatives tables immigration reform," The Daily Tar Heel, November 21, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/11/u-s-house-of-representatives...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"Our View: Difficulties loom with GED testing," The Daily Courier, November 20, http://www.thedigitalcourier.com/opinion/x2082482812/OUR-VIEW-Difficulti...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Follies of Raleigh corruption," Laurinburg Exchange, November 19, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/2922197/F...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Cambios en el GED podrian afectar mas a los hispanos," QuePasa, November 19, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/raleigh/local/187741-cambios...
(quotes Sabine Schoenbach)

"Clean Water Director story," Fort Mill Times, November 19, http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/11/19/3110213/experience-of-nc-water-f... (also at NewsDaily: http://www.newsdaily.com/environment/d61f2a64d786006d781f485a339f8cbe/ex...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Pat McCrory's ironic fight against bullying," Huffington Post, November 18, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-hayden-dilalla/gov-pat-mccrorys-ironi...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Will North Carolina muster courage to confront rising seas?" The Durham Herald-Sun, November 17, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x1866991129/Will-North-Carolina-muster-...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Berger's telling bluster on NC PreK ruling," Winston-Salem Journal, November 16, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_e7bcbb64-4d6d-11e3-... (also at Greenville Daily-Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-bergers-pre-k-blust...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Fighting N.C. poverty 50 years ago and today," Charlotte Observer, November 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/14/4466468/fighting-nc-poverty-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Confusion on Medicaid," Laurinburg Exchange, November 15, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/2861796/C...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"How did they come up with price per pupil funding," WFMY-2, November 15, http://www.digtriad.com/2wantstoknow/article/306106/443/How-They-Come-Up...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A frequent Obamacare critic, Rep. Ellmers says GOP has its own plan, " Sacramento Bee, November 14, http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/14/5912703/a-frequent-obamacare-critic-rep... (also at McClatchy DC: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/14/208633/a-frequent-obamacare-critic...,
(quotes Adam Linker)

"No pierden la esperanza de que representante de Carolina del Norte apoye la reforma," La Conexion, November 14, http://laconexionusa.com/content/no-pierden-la-esperanza-de-que-represen...
(quotes Jessica Rocha)

"The GOP and schools," Carteret County News-Times, November 13, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/editorials/articl...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Strategists ponder Kelinschmidt's political future," The Daily Tar Heel, November 12, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/11/kleinschmidts-next-move-1113
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Town Hall meeting discusses importance of policy in New Hanover County," WWAY, November 12, http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/11/12/town-hall-meeting-discusses-importance...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Unapologetic Wos blames the media," Laurinburg Exchange, November 12, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/2845726/U...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program budget cuts impact North Carolina," Mountain Xpress, November 10, http://www.mountainx.com/article/54088/Supplemental-Nutrition-Assistance...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Sifting through cloud of rhetoric to find truth on ed spending," The Daily Advance, November 8, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-sifting-... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_a28dda56-489e-11e3-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina News Service: The cost of fast food to NC," Mountain Xpress, November 8, http://www.mountainx.com/article/54064/North-Carolina-News-Service-The-c...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Be our guest worker," The American Prospect, November 7, http://prospect.org/article/be-our-guest-worker
(quotes Clermont Fraser)

"Expanding Medicaid is good for North Carolina, hospitals, the insured and poor citizens," Wilmington Star-News, November 7, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131107/ARTICLES/311074002/-1/bus...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Election Day brings shift for Apex Town Council," The Cary News, November 7, http://www.carynews.com/2013/11/07/3348879/election-day-brings-shift-for...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Want fries with that? Report on cost of fast food to NC," Public News Service, November 7, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-11-07/livable-wages-working-famili...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Service industry wages bad for North Carolina's economy," Indy Weekly, November 7, http://www.indyweek.com/triangulator/archives/2013/11/07/service-industr...
(quotes Clermont Fraser)

"JFL: State spending continues to grow at alarming rate," Beaufort Observer, November 6, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2013-11-0...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Fast-food workers in the Triangle was $15 an hour," WNCN, November 6, http://www.wncn.com/story/23900039/fast-food-workers-in-the-triangle-wan...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Executions in NC would use 1 drug, not 3," Fox Carolina, November 5, http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/23886065/executions-in-nc-would-use-1-d... (also at Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Executions-in-NC-would-use-1-drug-..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_2f1d90f2-4691-11e3-86..., Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131105/APN/1311050956, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/05/3344021/executions-in-nc-would-us..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NC_EXECUTIONS_DRUGS_NCOL-?SITE=NC..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/11/executions-nc-would-use-one-drug-not-three, Fort Mill Times: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/11/05/3075103/executions-in-nc-would-u...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"North Carolina could revive death penalty with single-drug executions," ABC-11, November 5, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9314502
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"North Carolina teachers demand change," Triangle Tribune, November 4, http://www.triangletribune.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&categor...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Teachers' events protest education funds; McCrory says there are 'legitimate gripes'," Raleigh News & Observer, November 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/04/3341022/teachers-hold-walk-in-eve...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The charter-school lie: Market-based education gambles with our children," Salon, November 4, http://www.salon.com/2013/11/04/the_charter_school_lie_market_based_educ...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC teachers hold 'walk-in' entering schools Monday," WRAL, November 4, http://www.wral.com/nc-teachers-hold-walk-in-entering-schools-monday/130...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. teachers demand change," The Charlotte Post, November 4, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2013/11/04/news/n.c.-teachers-deman...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

"DHHS expands communications staff," Winston-Salem Journal, November 4, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_cc7be032-4584-11e3-b99c-001...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Wake County school connection to Monday's teacher walk-in events," Raleigh News & Observer, November 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/04/3336980/wake-county-school-connec...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"An Obamacare migration?" Al Jazeera America, November 3, http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/3/an-obamacare-migration.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Two-percent solution," Greenville Daily Reflector, November 2, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-two-percent-solutio...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Prayer may take center stage in court," High Point Enterprise, November 2, http://www.hpe.com/news/x2082477934/Prayer-may-take-center-stage-in-court
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Needy pinches by reduction in food stamps," WRAL, November 1, http://www.wral.com/needy-pinched-by-reduction-in-food-stamps/13065312/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Justice Center: More than 1.7 million North Carolinians to see a cut in food assistance," Mountain Xpress, November 1, http://www.mountainx.com/article/53930/N.C.-Justice-Center-more-than-1.7...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"The transparently political 2% solution for education," Jefferson Post, November 1, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2714182/The-transparen...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Food stamp benefits rolled back," The Robesonian, November 1, http://www.robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/2781957/Food-stamp-benefits... (also at Laurinburg Exchange: http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/2781957/Food-stamp-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Spinning the 'voter suppression' law," Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_f7d1c38e-423f-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Also see clips from October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, 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, and March 2009-December 2012.