In the News: October 2013

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"ObamaCare is great... as long as you don't need to go to a hospital," Frontpage Mag, October 31, http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/obamacare-is-great-as-long-as-y...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Food stamp cuts hurt students," PolicyMic, October 31, http://www.policymic.com/articles/71137/food-stamp-cuts-hurt-students
(Chris Hill column)

"Pat McCrory rejects call for Medicaid expansion special session," The Daily Tar Heel, October 31, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/10/pat-mccrory-rejects-call-for...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Are call centers an alternative to Healthcare.gov," Cincinnati.com, October 29, http://cincinnati.com/blogs/dailydose/2013/10/29/are-call-centers-an-alt...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC privatization should be concerned about 'pay-to-play' scandals, report says," Charlotte Business Journal, October 29, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/outside_the_loop/2013/10/nc-pr...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Report: NC should stop chasing jobs in declining industries," The Business Journal, October 29, http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2013/10/29/report-nc-should-stop-c...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Bottomley Farms is NC's great pumpkin patch," Charlotte Observer, October 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/26/4414815/ncs-greatpumpkin-pat...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory unfiltered - and unfettered by the truth," Winston-Salem Journal, October 26, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_25e4fdc8-3da3-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina needs economic development strategy that increases household incomes, ensures all regions benefit from economic growth," North Carolina RealEstateRama, October 25, http://northcarolina.realestaterama.com/2013/10/25/north-carolina-needs-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Are federal call centers up to the task of enrolling millions in health plans?" Kaiser Health News, October 24, http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2013/october/24/federal-call-cen... (also at Jackson Free Press: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2013/nov/07/are-federal-call-center...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"GOP official resigns over comments on 'Daily Show' about voter ID, racist remarks," ABC-11, October 24, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9300007
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Gov. McCrory says North Carolina may be forced to expand Medicaid," Charlotte Observer, October 23, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/23/4410230/gov-mccrory-says-nor...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Justice to go: Fast food workers fight for raises," The Charlotte Post, October 23, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2013/10/23/news/justice-to-go-fast-...
(quotes Sabine Schoenbach)

"Adam Searing on ObamaCare issues," Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, October 23, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2013/10/adam-searing-on-obamacare-issues....
(Adam Searing interview)

"Burr's secret filibuster of judicial nominee is troubling," Raleigh News & Observer, October 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/23/3305530/burrs-secret-filibuster-o...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Restoring power to the people," Jefferson Post, October 23, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2682348/Restoring-powe...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Calling the Wake County school board election changes a 'case study' for the nation," Raleigh News & Observer, October 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/22/3303927/calling-the-wake-county-s...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Speak up about hunger," Raleigh News & Observer, October 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/22/3301362/speak-up-about-hunger.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory's prediction that state may be forced to expand Medicaid raises eyebrows," Greensboro News & Record, October 21, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/north_state_politics/article_7ba70362-3... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_f8105ce6-3abc-11e3-a..., Pharmacy Choice: http://www.pharmacychoice.com/News/article.cfm?Article_ID=1118496, NC Spin: http://www.ncspin.com/2013/10/22/mccrorys-prediction-that-state-may-be-f...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Gov. Pat McCrory says Medicaid in N.C. may expand after all," Greensboro News & Record, October 21, http://www.news-record.com/news/article_ee0c1634-a8cc-5332-b9aa-ee542709...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC employees go back to work after shutdown," The Daily Tar Heel, October 21, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/10/shutdown-end-1021
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"If NC were to expand Medicaid," Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, October 20, http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/if-nc-were-to-expand-medicaid/article_...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Study: N.C.'s Medicaid 'coverage gap' smaller than expected," Winston-Salem Journal, October 19, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_46273122-385e-11e3-9...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Chris Fitzsimon looks back at the shutdown," Winston-Salem Journal, October 18, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_33a83f66-381b-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina blames government shutdown for closing welfare program," Mint Press News, October 17, http://www.mintpressnews.com/north-carolina-blames-government-shutdown-f...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Kaiser estimates 318,710 North Carolinians fall in 'coverage gap'," Charlotte Observer, October 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/17/4395303/kaiser-estimates-318...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Punishment of the poor only worsens economic hard times," The Stokes News, October 16, http://www.thestokesnews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/2649492/Punish...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota column)

"North Carolina first state to cut welfare benefits during shutdown," MSN, October 16, http://now.msn.com/north-carolina-cuts-welfare-benefits-during-governmen...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Two women could change the face of Apex politics," Independent Weekly, October 16, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/two-women-could-change-the-face-of-apex...
(cites Nicole Dozier)

"Poorest of the poor left out of Affordable Care Act's health insurance expansion," KHOU (NBC Charlotte), October 15, http://www.khou.com/news/health/227803231.html
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Capital Tonight: Pre-K programs in NC Supreme Court," News 14, October 15, http://capitaltonight.news14.com/2013/10/16/capital-tonight-oct-15-pre-k...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"North Carolina is first state to cut welfare amid federal shutdown," Reuters, October 15, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-usa-fiscal-northcarolina-id... (also at: Chicago Tribune,  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-fiscal-northcarolina-20..., The Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/16/north-carolina-first-state-to-cut-welf..., Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/north-carolina-welfare-shutdown..., Above Top Secret: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread976875/pg1, Black America Web: http://blackamericaweb.com/175114/north-carolina-first-state-to-cut-welf..., Inquisitr: http://www.inquisitr.com/994474/north-carolina-cuts-welfare-amid-governm...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Advocates renew push for nonpartisan districts," Charlotte Observer, October 14, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/13/4386520/advocates-renew-push...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Morning Memo: McCrory flushes taxpayer-funded remodel," Raleigh News & Observer, October 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/14/3280781/morning-memo-mccrory-flus...
(cites Adam Linker)

"School funding suit returns to state Supreme Court," Fayetteville Observer, October 14, http://fayobserver.com/articles/2013/10/14/1288965?sac=fo.business
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC shutting down Work First," WRAL, October 14, http://www.wral.com/nc-shutting-down-work-first/12994151/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"No NC Medicaid expansion impacts area families, facilities," The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, October 13, http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/no-nc-medicaid-expansion-impacts-area-...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC Supreme Court to decide future of NC Pre-K," Raleigh News & Observer, October 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/13/3278760/supreme-court-to-decide-f...
(quotes Christine Bischoff)

"Odds favor 'house' in high-stakes trade talks," The Durham Herald-Sun, October 12, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x749658066/Odds-favor-house-in-high-sta...
(Harry Payne column)

"The problem with the truth at DHHS," Winston-Salem Journal, October 12, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_6a811cd8-32a3-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Without Medicaid expansion, no insurance for 500,000 in N.C.," Raleigh News & Observer, October 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/12/3272904/without-medicaid-expansio...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Unemployment agency cutting jobs, hours," Winston-Salem Journal, October 11, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_31561c38-32cb-11e3-a891-001...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC recipients need to dig deeper into their BCBS letters," Raleigh News & Observer, October 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/11/3273010/nc-needs-to-dig-deeper-in...
(Adam Linker op-ed)

"Democrats crow after Wake County school elections," Raleigh News & Observer, October 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/11/3273011/democrats-crow-after-wake...
(cites Adam Linker)

"NC Chamber to help with health insurance," Charlotte Observer, October 11, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/11/4381668/nc-chamber-to-create...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Letter: Keep your eyes open," The Sanford Herald, October 11, http://www.sanfordherald.com/opinion/x488651200/LETTER-Keep-your-eyes-open
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Cutting the rope for NC's neediest," Raleigh News & Observer, October 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/10/3270131/cutting-the-rope-for-ncs-...
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

"Older workers face ageism," Wilmington Star-News, October 9, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131009/ARTICLES/131009643?Title=...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Editorial: An unwelcome tradeoff," Salisbury Post, October 8, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131008/SP05/131009702/1012/editor...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"The problem with the truth at DHHS," Jefferson Post, October 8, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2622670/The-problem-wi...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Insurance premium increases shock Charlotte consumers," Charlotte Observer, October 6, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/06/4365331/insurance-premium-in...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Trying to understand the NC tea party," Raleigh News & Observer, October 6, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/28494
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"A chance for some answers from DHHS," Jefferson Post, October 4, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2610096/A-chance-for-s... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_fc70eb8a-2f71-11e3-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The light in a dark week," Winston-Salem Journal, October 4, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_8a2f93d8-2c69-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Medicaid processing system has serious problems, hospitals officials says," Winston-Salem Journal, October 4, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_ec4c3a82-2c94-11e3-924d-001...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Jobless rate lowest in five years," The Pilot, October 4, http://www.thepilot.com/news/jobless-rate-lowest-in-five-years/article_4...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Boom in low-wage jobs driving drop in metro unemployment," Mountain Xpress, October 3, http://www.mountainx.com/article/53215/Boom-in-low-wage-jobs-driving-dro...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A historic week - and not because of the shutdown," Yadkin Ripple, October 2, http://www.yadkinripple.com/news/opinion/2597352/A-historic-weekand-not-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Low-wage jobs lead Charlotte, Hickory recovery," WFAE, October 2, http://wfae.org/post/low-wage-jobs-lead-charlotte-hickory-recovery
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Triad jobless rate drops to 8.3 percent in August," Winston-Salem Journal, October 2, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_c4dc508e-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Lawsuit targets voter ID laws," The Daily Tar Heel, October 2, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/09/lawsuit-1001
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Jobless rate drops in Asheville area," Asheville Citizen-Times, October 2, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20131003/NEWS/310030039/Jobless-rat...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"New organization aims to improve poverty in Columbus Co.," WECT-NBC, October 1, http://www.wect.com/story/23582948/new-organization-aims-to-improve-pove...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Ready for Obamacare enrollment? Here's a quick primer," Wall St. Cheat Sheet, October 1, http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/ready-for-obamacare-enrollment-heres-...
(quotes Ada Linker)

"Letters: Fewer options will mean worse care," Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 1, http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/letters/letters-fewer-options-will-...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC residents praise, pan new federal health care law as costs clarified," Raleigh News & Observer, October 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/01/3245945/nc-residents-praise-pan-n... (also at the Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/mixed-reviews-for-new-health-insurance-plan...)
(cites Adam Linker)
 

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