In the News: November 2017

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

"Two UNC Center for Civil Rights staff members abruptly terminated amid Center shutdown," The Daily Tar Heel, November 30, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/11/haddix-dorosin-ccr-1130
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“N.C. Takes Over Medicaid Managed Care Group for Misusing Funds,” Bloomberg Law: BNA’s Health Care Daily Report. November 30, https://www.bna.com/health-care-daily-p6781/
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Just 15 days left to sign up for ACA insurance," Smoky Mountain News, November 30, https://www.thesmokymountaintimes.com/news/just-15-days-left-sign-aca-in...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"NC scientist tapped as Trump adviser quits DEQ, sees ‘politicization of science and law’ ," Raleigh News & Observer, November 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Consider ripple effect of economic development," The Mountaineer, November 29, http://www.themountaineer.com/opinion/editorials/consider-ripple-effect-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A Small Team inside Durham’s City Hall Is Tackling the Big Challenge of Residents Returning from Incarceration," Indy Week, November 29, https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/a-small-team-inside-durhams-city-hall-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Holidays present opportunities to give," Jefferson Post, November 28, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/9424/holidays-present-opportunities-to...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Giving Tuesday is ‘leftist’ idea, conservative NC think tank says," Raleigh News & Observer, November 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article186846068.html (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article186846068.html, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20171129/is-giving-tuesday-is-8216le...)
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Tax plans to affect housing, nonprofits, historic buildings and your bill," Asheville Citizen-Times, November 25, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/11/25/tax-plans-affec...
(quotes Luis Toledo)

"An independent judiciary is under siege in Washington and NC," Raleigh News & Observer, November 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article186355103.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The sound of silence: Judges all but muzzled in complaints against lawmakers," The Mountaineer, November 24, http://www.themountaineer.com/opinion/columns/the-sound-of-silence-judge...
(Melissa Boughton column)

"Our View: A plan for a head-on collision with poverty," Fayetteville Observer, November 23, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/20171123/our-view-plan-for-head-on-co...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"The radical Trumpcare scam hidden in the Senate tax reform bill," Jefferson Post, November 22, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9413/the-radical-trumpcare-scam-hid...
(Brendan Riley column)

"Letters to the Editor: Downtown Hickory parking – ‘What the heck?’," Hickory Daily Record, November 22, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/letters-to-the-editor-downtown-hickory...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Déjà vu: Another tax plan for the rich," Jefferson Post, November 22, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9401/dj-vu-another-tax-plan-for-the... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/77310/another-tax-plan-f...)
(Alexandra Sirota column)

"Winners and losers in the tax bill," Smoky Mountain News, November 22, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion/item/21236-winners-and-losers-i...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Capital Tonight: Nov. 11," Spectrum News, November 22, http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/capital-tonight-show/2017/...
 (Rob Schofield interview)

"Inside Politics: Democrat Dan McCready far ahead in 9th District primary," Fayetteville Observer, November 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171119/inside-politics-democrat-dan-mc...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"This Week In NC Politics: Advocacy On The State Supreme Court, Legislative Maps And An EPA Nominee," WUNC, November 17, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-advocacy-state-supreme-court-legis...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Alamance Scene: Local events," Burlington Times-News, November 16, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20171116/alamance-scene-local-events
(cites Melissa Bouhgton)

"Susan Ladd: Former judges say N.C. judiciary is under siege," Greensboro News & Record, November 16, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-former-judges-say...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Women’s Fund awards nearly $157,000 in grants," Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 16, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/11/womens-fun-awards-nearly-157000-grants/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Farmworkers, Civil Rights Groups Sue State Over Law," Public News Service, November 16, http://publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-16/livable-wages-working-families/f...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Farm Workers Challenge N.C. Law," Goldsboro Daily News, November 16, http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2017/11/16/farm-workers-challenge-n-c...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Union sues North Carolina over law stripping rights from 100,000 farmworkers ," Southern Poverty Law Center, November 15, https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/11/15/union-sues-north-carolina-over...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Farmworker union challenges N.C. law restricting dues checkoffs, legal settlements," Reuters, November 15, https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-employment-unions/farmworker-union-c...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

“The Farm Labor Organizing Committee Sues Governor Cooper on Behalf of Farmworkers, Saying a New State Law Is Discriminatory,” Indy Week, November 15, https://www.indyweek.com/food/archives/2017/11/15/the-farm-labor-organiz...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Suit Seeks to Stop New Union Limits Around Farm Operations,” U.S. News & World Report, November 15, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2017-11-... (also at WSOC: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/north-carolina/suit-seeks-to-stop-new-union-l..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/suit-seeks-to-stop-new-union-limits-in-n-carolina-fa...,
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

“North Carolina Is Trying to Destroy the State’s Only Farmworkers Union. We’re Suing.,” ACLU Blog, November 15, https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/north-carolina-trying-destroy-stat...  
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Demandan a Carolina del Norte por una ley que prohíbe sindicatos agrícolas," El Economista America, November 15, http://www.eleconomistaamerica.com/economia-eAm/noticias/8747442/11/17/D...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Cooper appoints the Governor's Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education," Stanly News & Press, November 15, http://www.thesnaponline.com/gallery/state-cooper-appoints-the-governor-...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Toledo-based FLOC sues North Carolina over anti-union farm law," Toledo Blade, November 15, http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2017/11/15/Toledo-based-FLOC-sues-Nort...
(NC Justice Center)

"Does NC law block Latino farmworkers from unions? Question goes to court.," Raleigh News & Observer, November 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Fitzsimon leaving NC Policy Watch to spread effort elsewhere,” WRAL, November 13, http://www.wral.com/fitzsimon-leaving-nc-policy-watch-to-spread-effort-e... (also at Chapelboro: http://chapelboro.com/news/state-news/fitzsimon-leaving-nc-policy-watch-..., US News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2017-11-...)
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

“Trump distances himself from Ed Gillespie after loss in Virginia governor's race,” Click Lancashire News, November 13, http://clicklancashire.com/2017/11/13/trump-distances-himself-from-ed-gi...  
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

“Some concerned about new developments and growth in Apex,” WNCN, November 11, http://wncn.com/2017/11/11/some-in-apex-want-new-developments-and-growth...  
(cites Nicole Dozier)

“This Week In NC Politics: Progressive Candidates Fare Well In Local Elections,” WUNC, November 10, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-progressive-candidates-fare-well-l...  
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Former DEQ leaders on paid leave after Trump administration appointment," WRAL, November 10, http://www.wral.com/mccrory-era-deq-leaders-on-leave-after-trump-adminis...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“NC DEQ scientist tapped as Trump adviser. Now he’s on investigative leave,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...  
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“An ominous evening for Republicans in North Carolina,” Jefferson Post, November 10, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9302/an-ominous-evening-for-republi... (also at Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/11/08/chris-fitzsimon-an-ominous-eveni..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-an-ominous-evening-fo..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/76998/an-ominous-evening..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-an-ominous-... )
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Many judicial changes may be coming,” Greensboro News & Record, November 9, http://www.greensboro.com/townnews/politics/many-judicial-changes-may-be...
(cites Melissa Boughton)

“Town hall meeting in Fayetteville to protest big changes to how judges are elected,” Fayetteville Observer, November 9, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171109/town-hall-meeting-in-fayettevil...
(cites Rick Glazier)

“Update: Paid leave for DEQ leaders on hiatus after Trump administration appointment,” WRAL, November 9,
http://www.wral.com/mccrory-era-deq-leaders-on-leave-after-trump-adminis...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“GOP leader alleges ‘corruption’ over maps,” Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 8, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/11/gop-leader-alleges-corruption-maps/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Civil liberties advocates wary of campus free speech bill,” The Carolinian, November 8, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/11/08/civil-liberties-advocates-wary-of-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Why are legislative leaders so afraid of fairer elections?” Jefferson Post, November 8, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9287/why-are-legislative-leaders-so... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20171106/why-are-they-afraid-of-f..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/townnews/politics/chris-fitzsimon-why-is-the-g..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-why-are-leg...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“The war over NC's Innovative School District,” WRAL, November 7, http://www.wral.com/the-war-over-nc-s-innovative-school-district/17096971/  
(cites Kris Nordstrom)

“Let’s give fair elections a shot,” The Robesonian, November 7, http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/104515/lets-give-fair-elections-a-shot
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy holds health care symposium,” Charlotte Weekly, November 7, http://thecharlotteweekly.com/news/2017/11/charlotte-center-for-legal-ad...  
(cites Brendan Riley)

"Be wary of those ACA health plans that don’t charge a monthly premium ," Raleigh News & Observer, November 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article183060066.html
(quotes Brendan Riley)

“Talk of appropriate pay for teachers stirs up a lively debate,” Blue Ridge Now, November 4, http://www.blueridgenow.com/opinion/20171104/talk-of-appropriate-pay-for... (also at Independent Tribune: http://www.independenttribune.com/opinion/columnists/teacher-pay-deserve...)
(cites Kris Nordstrom)

"Future of free-market health reforms uncertain, experts say," Bladen Journal, November 3, http://www.bladenjournal.com/news/14971/future-of-free-market-health-ref...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Charlotte: Church Bazaar, Center Symposium," QNotes, November 3, https://goqnotes.com/55112/charlotte-church-bazaar-center-symposium/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bar set too low on NC hog waste," Raleigh News & Observer, November 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article182418311.html
(quotes Lisa Sorg)

"Why are legislators afraid of fairer elections?," Richmond County Daily Journal, November 2, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/76840/why-are-legislator... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-why-are-leg...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Open Enrollment Begins for Covered California," Stock News Press, November 2, http://stocknewspress.com/2017/11/02/open-enrollment-begins-for-covered-...
(cites HAP)

"Letters to the Editor," Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 2, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/11/letters-editor-16/
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"ACA open enrollment for health insurance begins with confusion in the air," Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/aca-open-enrollment-for-health-insu...
(cites HAP)

"Heads up! Shortened health exchange open enrollment begins today," Public News Service, November 1, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-01/health-issues/heads-up-short...
(cites Brendan Riley)

"Is It a Big Deal That Apex Town Council Candidate Graham Wilson Was a Prominent Defender of HB 2?," Indy Week, November 1, https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/is-it-a-big-deal-that-apex-town-counci...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Make no mistake: Trump decision spurred Blue Cross Blue Shield rate hike," Jefferson Post, November 1, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9233/make-no-mistake-trump-decision...
(Brendan Riley column)

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