In the News: November 2015

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"Report urges NC cities, counties to lead charge on raising wages," Public News Service, November 30, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-30/livable-wages-working-famili... (also at the Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2015/12/01/local/report-nc-cities-c...)
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"The case for keeping the holiday spirit all year long," Winston-Salem Journal, November 27, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-case-fo... (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-keeping-the-holiday-s..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/the-case-for-keeping-the-holiday-sp..., Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/19199/the-holiday-spirit-is..., The Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/opinion/82012/generosity-shouldnt-be-seasonal)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Lake Lure Classical Academy parents speak out over club suspension," Tryon Daily Bulletin, November 26, http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2015/11/26/lake-lure-classical-academy...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Crucial Conversation: Immigrants in North Carolina," Charlotte Sun-Times, November 26, http://charlotte.suntimes.com/clt-politics-government/7/93/185684/crucia...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC numbers show high food insecurity," Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 25, http://www.wschronicle.com/2015/11/commentary-n-c-numbers-show-high-food...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Our 'ketchup is a vegetable' unemployment insurance system," Durham Herald-Sun, November 24, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/our-ketchup-is-a-vegetable-unemployment...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Folwell retiring from state Commerce post," Winston-Salem Journal, November 24, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/folwell-retiring-for-state-commerce...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Local groups hold event to welcome Syrian refugees," Fox 8, November 23, http://myfox8.com/2015/11/23/local-groups-hold-event-to-welcome-syrian-r...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Good decision by Greensboro Urban Ministry," Greensboro News & Record, November 23, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-good-decision-by-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Syrian refugees out of McCrory's reach," Gazette Union, November 22, http://gazetteunion.com/2015/11/syrian-refugees-out-of-mccrorys-reach/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Biz Buzz: PWC celebrates 5 million hours worked without injury," Fayetteville Observer, November 22, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/business/biz-buzz-pwc-celebrates-million...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Maternal and infant health care: A rising concern," The Blue Banner, November 22, http://thebluebanner.net/maternal-and-infant-health-care-a-rising-concern/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Rucho's revealing words about public schools," Winston-Salem Journal, November 21, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-rucho-s-rev... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1893/revealing-words-about-public-schools, The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/81838/rucho-eager-to-flunk-schools, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/rucho-s-revealing-words...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Rise in ACA premiums forces NC residents to seek cheaper options," Raleigh News & Observer, November 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article45787330.html (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/article46410975.html)
(Cites Adam Linker)

"New Hanover, Wilmington mid-table in public sector wages," Wilmington Star-News, November 21, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20151121/ARTICLES/151129991
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"McCrory and the politics of fear," Hickory Daily Record, November 21, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/column-mccrory-and-the-politics-of-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Raise up movement for higher wages shows no sign of slowing," The Charlotte Post, November 21, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2015/11/21/local/raise-up-movement-...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"NC worker arrested after complaining about wages," Raleigh News & Observer, November 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article45747305.html
(NC Justice Center client)

"Worker compensation in North Carolina falling behind," Jefferson Post, November 20, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1876/worker-compensation-in-north-carol...
(Patrick McHugh op-ed)

"Report touts benefits for workers and the economy in raising wages for public employees," Independent Weekly, November 20, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2015/11/20/report-touts-benefits-f...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Moving students: Experts say diversity means success for all students," South Charlotte Weekly, November 20, http://thecharlotteweekly.com/education/2015/11/moving-students-experts-...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"HB 318 bans refuge for undocumented immigrants," The Guilfordian, November 20, http://www.guilfordian.com/worldnation/2015/11/20/hb-318-bans-refuge-for...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Syrian's refugees controversy spreads to NC gubernatorial race," Ledger Gazette, November 20, http://www.ledgergazette.com/syrians-refugees-controversy-spreads-to-nc-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"School districts sue state for alleged misallocated $46.4 million," The Daily Tar Heel, November 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/11/school-districts-sue-state-f...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"La nueva ley HB 318 no aplica para las farmacias," QuePasa, November 19, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/ciudad/local/la-nueva-ley-hb...
(quotes Raul Pinto, Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Racial discrimination remains plague on criminal justice system," Raleigh News & Observer, November 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-opinion/...
(NC Policy Watch column)

"North Carolina's unemployment insurance system not ready for next downturn," Jefferson Post, November 19, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2023/north-carolinas-unemployment-insur...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Why you're more likely to die prematurely in Fayetteville region," Fayetteville Observer, November 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/why-you-re-more-likely-to-die-prem...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"What would the Pat McCrory of 2008 think of the current culture of corruption in Raleigh?" Jefferson Post, November 19, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1870/what-would-the-pat-mccrory-of-2008... (also at the Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-what-would-mccrory-of..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/what-would-mccrory-2008..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/18782/candidate-mccrory-vs-g..., The Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/opinion/81787/mccrory-fails-on-reform-pledge, Charlotte Sun-Times: http://charlotte.suntimes.com/clt-politics-government/7/93/180974/what-w..., Lincoln Times-News: http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2015/11/25/what-would-the-mccrory-of-200...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"McCrory campaign cashes in on anti-refugee animus," Facing South (ISS blog), November 18, http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/11/mccrory-campaign-cashes-in-on-ant... (also at Truth-Out: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33828-north-carolina-gov-pat-mccrory-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

“McCrory’s stance on Syrian refugees makes bad situation worse,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article45263877.html
(Kate Woomer-Deters op-ed)

“NC parents force ban on student clubs over LGBT inclusion: ‘The only diversity school needs is the Bible,’” Raw Story, November 17, http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/nc-parents-force-ban-on-student-clubs-ov...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“McCrory to ask Obama to stop sending Syrian refugees to NC, Justice Center disagrees,” High Country Press, November 17, http://www.hcpress.com/news/mccrory-asking-obama-to-stop-sending-syrian-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Top stories: Paris, refugee debate,” Huffington Post Live, November 17, http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/top-stories-for-tuesday-nov-17-...
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

“North Carolina’s hunger problem: Set to get worse just in time for the holidays,” Jefferson Post, November 17, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1841/north-carolinas-hunger-problem-set...
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

“Capital Tonight: Ban the Box,” News 14, November 16, http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2015/11/17/capital-tonight-nov-16-ba...
(Sarah Ovaska, Daniel Bowes interviews)

"CCT hosts Affordable Care Act forum," Roanoke Daily Herald, November 15, http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/cct-hosts-affordable-care-act-forum/ar...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Q&A: Sanctuary cities, immigrant IDs," WRAL, November 14, http://www.wral.com/q-a-sanctuary-cities-immigrant-ids/15073041/
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Afternoon round-up: Today's grants in Texas abortion and Virginia redistricting cases," SCOTUS Blog, November 13, http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/11/afternoon-round-up-todays-grants-in-te...
(cites Sharon McCloskey)

"Club Notes: November 15," November 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/north-raleigh-news/nrn-...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"State's meager investments," Greenville Daily Reflector, November 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-states-meager-inves... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1834/locking-in-the-meager-level-of-inv..., Richmond County Daily Journal: https://robesonian.com/opinion/81680/north-carolina-sticking-with-meager..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/81680/north-carolina-sticking-with-meager-..., Charlotte Sun-Times: http://charlotte.suntimes.com/clt-politics-government/7/93/178732/lockin..., The Daily Advance: https://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-using-great-r..., Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/n-c-locking-in-low-investment-levels/art...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Marcoplos will run again in Orange County," Raleigh News & Observer, November 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article44794407.html
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Guilford County poverty: Old story, new faces," Greensboro News & Record, November 13, http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/guilford-county-poverty-old-st...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

“NC restores jobless insurance benefits reserve,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

“State reaches $1 billion surplus for jobless benefits,” Winston-Salem Journal, November 12, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/state-reaches-bil...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“Legislators seek info on UNC system chancellors’ pay,” Durham Herald-Sun, November 12, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local_news/legislators-seek-info-on-unc-sy...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Serious issue of poverty deserves serious effort,” Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 12, https://www.wschronicle.com/2015/11/serious-issue-poverty-deserves-serio...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

“Unemployment fund rebounds, yet jobless rate lags,” WRAL, November 12, http://www.wral.com/unemployment-fund-rebounds-yet-jobs-lag/15104236/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

“The many agonies of our health care nonsystem,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article4453771...
(cites Adam Linker)

“Juez ordenda a notaria Constanza Sierro no fungir de abodaga,” QuePasa, November 11, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/ciudad/local/juez-ordena-a-n...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

“More scrutiny needed in Raleigh,” The Robesonian, November 11, http://robesonian.com/opinion/81581/more-scrutiny-needed-in-raleigh
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“When in doubt, blame the media,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/articl... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/when-doubt-blame-media)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Veterans deserve more than parades,” Jefferson Post, November 11, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1799/veterans-deserve-more-than-parades
(Rob Schofield column)

“Lessons from the disappearing budget provision in McCrory’s pay to play scandal,” Jefferson Post, November 11, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1797/lessons-from-the-disappearing-budg... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/18348/mccrory-scandal-casts..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-lessons-from-emerging..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-lessons-fro..., The Daily Advance: https://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-disappearing-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“ALEC’s fingerprints on harsh new NC immigration law,” Facing South (ISS Blog), November 10, http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/11/alecs-fingerprints-on-harsh-new-n... (also at Truth-Out: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33630-alec-s-fingerprints-on-harsh-ne...)
(cites Dani Moore)

“Significant shift in how businesses are structured has contributed to income inequality,” Jefferson Post, November 9, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1775/significant-shift-in-how-businesse...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"A pay-to-play story about the McCrory administration," Winston-Salem Journal, November 7, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-pay-to-pl... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1747/a-pay-to-play-story-about-the-mccr..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/pay-play-story-comes-in...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Triangle: New board named, fest awards,” Q Notes, November 6,
http://goqnotes.com/38907/triangle-new-board-named-fest-awards-democrati...
(cites Adam Linker)

“More than a year after their hospital closed, Belhaven still working to reopen it,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article43625457.html
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Chief: Sanctuary city ban could hurt Durham policing," WRAL, November 5, http://www.wral.com/chief-sanctuary-city-ban-could-hurt-durham-policing/...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Berger’s typo on public schools,” The Robesonian, November 5, https://robesonian.com/opinion/81450/bergers-typo-on-public-schools (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/berger-s-6-misleading-m..., The Daily Advance: https://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-berger8217s-p..., Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/misleading-words-about-our-state-s-teach...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Chapel Hill rethinks impact of new law,” The Daily Tar Heel, November 4, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/11/chapel-hill-rethinks-impact-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Que cambia con la ley HB 381?" QuePasa, November 4, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/carolina-del-norte/que-cambi...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“McCrory aides confirm donor’s demand,” Richmond County Daily Journal, November 4, http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/18110/mccrory-aides-confirm-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“McCrory betrayed by his own,” The Robesonian, November 3, http://robesonian.com/opinion/81377/mccrory-betrayed-by-his-own
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hotline calls pour in over new NC immigration law," ABC-11, November 3, http://abc11.com/politics/hotline-calls-pour-in-over-new-nc-immigration-...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"Group tracking impact of HB 318," Greensboro News & Record, November 2, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-group-tracking-im...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Childless jobless workers will face additional barriers to put food on the table," Jefferson Post, November 2, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1702/childless-jobless-workers-will-fac...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"School vouchers: We need accountability before further expansion," Lincoln Times-News, November 2, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2015/11/02/school-vouchers-we-need-accou... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1732/school-vouchers-we-need-accountabi...)
(Matt Ellinwood column)

“League of Women Voters will hold forum on CMS assignment,” Charlotte Observer, November 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article41971413.html
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

“Living on minimum wage a struggle for working mom,” Wilmington Star-News, November 1, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20151101/ARTICLES/151029745
(cites NC Justice Center)

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