In the News: September 2013

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"Democrats to rally," Watauga Democrat, September 30, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/Community/story/Democrats-to-rally-id-01...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Merger of adult and juvenile justice divisions has some North Carolina advocates concerned," Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, September 30, http://jjie.org/merger-of-adult-and-juvenile-justice-divisions-has-some-...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Unemployment program now running under new NC law," WRAL, September 29, http://www.wral.com/unemployment-program-now-running-under-new-nc-law/12...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"In urban North Carolina, deep pockets of misery are masked," Raleigh News & Observer, September 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/29/3239177/in-urban-north-carolina-d...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fitzsimon: DHHS McCrory's to fix," Greenville Daily-Reflector, September 29, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-dhhs-mccrorys-fix-2...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"BCBS dominates N.C. market," Carteret County News-Times, September 28, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_e3f31db0-2884...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"WNC prepares for launch of insurance marketplace," Asheville Citizen-Times, September 28, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130929/NEWS/309290054/Health-mark...|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE
(quotes Adam Searing)

"In Charlotte and elsewhere, enrollment begins Tuesday in new health insurance exchange," Charlotte Observer, September 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/28/4349851/in-charlotte-and-els...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Is North Carolina  net exporter of teachers?" The Durham Herald-Sun, September 28, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x249846930/Is-North-Carolina-a-net-expo...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"State jobless rate dropped in August," Whiteville News Reporter, September 28, http://www.whiteville.com/news/state-jobless-rate-dropped-in-august/arti...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Paging Dr. Wos," Winston-Salem Journal, September 28, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_2611a6c8-27a7-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC newspaper misses the mark on Obamacare implementation," Media Matters for America, September 27, http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/09/27/nc-newspaper-misses-the-mark...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Obamacare and Diabetes: Will the Affordable Care Act live up to its promises?" A Sweet Life, September 27, http://asweetlife.org/feature/obamacare-and-diabetes/
(quotes Adam Linker)

"UNC students demand equal tuition for undocumented immigrants," Duke Chronicle, September 26, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2013/09/26/unc-students-demand-equ...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Critics: New 'Trade Agreement' puts NC jobs and autonomy at risk," Public News Service, September 26, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-09-26/livable-wages-working-famili...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bill Atkinson out as WakeMed CEO," Raleigh News & Observer, September 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/26/3229387/bill-atkinson-out-as-wake...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Durham on list for Conventry health plans sales," The Durham Herald-Sun, September 25, http://www.heraldsun.com/business/x1703654966/Durham-on-list-for-Coventr...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"An unlawful, awful mess," Carteret County News-Times, September 25, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/editorials/articl...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"As enrollment starts for the Affordable Care Act, a guide to navigating Obamacare," Independent Weekly, September 25, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/as-enrollment-starts-for-affordable-car...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Health insurance to cost less under Obamacare," JD Journal, September 24, http://www.jdjournal.com/2013/09/24/health-insurance-to-cost-less-under-...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"SP man at center of new state pay controversy," Southern Pines Pilot, September 24, http://www.thepilot.com/news/sp-man-at-center-of-new-state-pay-controver...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Health care act info session Thursday," Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, September 24, http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/health-care-act-info-session-thursday/...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Professors mull the effects of North Carolina legislation," Duke Chronicle, September 24, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2013/09/24/professors-mull-effects...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Costs kept low in Obamacare plans through less choice," AIDSMeds, September 24, http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/ACA_costs_1667_24543.shtml
(cites Adam Linker)

"Insurers to offer fewer providers under Obamacare plans," Newsmax, September 23, http://www.newsmax.com/US/insurers-offer-fewer-providers/2013/09/23/id/5...
(cites Adam Linker)

"North Carolina Medicaid director leaving for private sector," ABC-11, September 23, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9258578 (also at Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/video/nc-medicaid-director-leaving-private-2220515...,
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Economic development and backyard ducks," Cary Citizen, September 23, http://carycitizen.com/2013/09/23/harolds-blog-economic-development-back...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Obamacare reduces choice in both insurance and medicine," Human Events, September 23, http://www.humanevents.com/2013/09/23/obamacare-reduces-choice-in-both-i...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Latest hit on Obamacare comes from an unlikely source...," The Blaze, September 23, http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/09/23/latest-hit-on-obamacare-comes-fr...
(cites Adam Linker)

"KevinMD's Take, September 23," MedPage Today, September 23, http://www.medpagetoday.com/KevinMD/41783
(cites Adam Linker)

"Raleigh think tank exec looks at GOP, Gov. Pat McCrory," Charlotte Business Journal, September 23, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/queen_city_agenda/2013/09/rale...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Durham Two Men and a Truck franchises lobby lawmakers," The Durham Herald-Sun, September 23, http://www.heraldsun.com/business/x249845117/Durham-Two-Men-and-a-Truck-...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Sequester cuts continue to impact North Carolinians," Public News Service, September 23, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/34607-1
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"What Paul Krugman misses about the Medicaid model," National Review, September 23, http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/359258/what-paul-krugman-misses-abo...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Insurers to offer fewer providers under Obamacare plans," Newsmax, September 23, http://www.newsmax.com/US/insurers-offer-fewer-providers/2013/09/23/id/5...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"2 N.C. democrats begin campaign for governor," The Daily Tar Heel, September 23, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/09/gov-race-0923
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Path forward on Medicaid unclear," WRAL, September 22, http://www.wral.com/path-forward-on-medicaid-unclear/12908393/
(quotes Adam Searing)

"McCrory short on DHHS," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrory-short-dhhs-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Lower health insurance premiums to come at cost of fewer choices," The New York Times, September 22, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/health/lower-health-insurance-premiums...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Lawmakers need to move to center for the nation's good," Raleigh News & Observer, September 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/22/3213004/lawmakers-need-to-move-to...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"Obamacare may bring lower premiums, but with fewer choices," New America, September 20, http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/16603-obamacare-ma...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Analyst: N.C. jobs report for August 'terrible,'" The Southern Pines Pilot, September 20, http://www.thepilot.com/business/analyst-n-c-jobs-report-for-august-terr...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Insurance agents vie against 'navigators' for share of NC subsidized insurance market," Raleigh News & Observer, September 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/20/3213202/insurance-agents-vie-agai...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"DHHS employee got big check after month on job," Burlington Times-News, September 20, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/region-state/dhhs-employee-got-big-chec... (also at Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/NC-DHHS-employee-got-big-check-aft..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-DHHS-employee-got-big-check-after-..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/20/3213061/nc-dhhs-employee-got-big-..., ABC-!JBF: http://www.wjbf.com/story/23489772/nc-dhhs-employee-got-big-check-after-..., Greenwich Times: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/NC-DHHS-employee-got-big-check..., Westport News: http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/NC-DHHS-employee-got-big-check..., Albany Times Union: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/NC-DHHS-employee-got-big-check-af..., Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/ap/staten/nc-dhhs-employee-got-big-che..., WLOS: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/27f8073b-www.w...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Supreme Court raises bar for consumer lawsuits," Raleigh News & Observer, September 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/20/3213201/nc-supreme-court-raises-b... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/20/4329546/nc-supreme-court-rai...)
(quotes Carlene McNulty)

"N.C. jobless rate falls to near five-year low," Winston-Salem Journal, September 20, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_185f09ca-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"DHHS Secretary Wos defends tenure amid latest employees' pay issues," Raleigh News & Observer, September 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/20/3213422/wos-defends-tenure-at-sta... (also at Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/southern-pines-man-at-center-of-new-dhhs-pa...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Health-care policy paranoia," Winston-Salem Chronicle, September 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_a02b95d0-2212-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C. jobless rate drops to 8.7%," Asheville Citizen-Times, September 20, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130921/NEWS01/309210020/N-C-joble...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Unemployment cuts strain nonprofits," The Daily Tar Heel, September 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/09/nonprofits-0919
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"August NC unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent," WRAL, September 20, http://www.wral.com/nc-looks-for-jobless-rate-move-as-economy-putters/12... (also at San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/August-NC-unemployment-rate-drops-to-..., CBS Charlotte: http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/09/20/august-nc-unemployment-rate-dro...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Where the GOP's Wonderland is real," National Journal, September 19, http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/where-the-gop-s-wonderland-is-re...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Economic recovery isn't helping typical NC family," WFAE, September 19, http://wfae.org/post/economic-recovery-isnt-helping-typical-nc-family
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Protesters cry shame on NC's hands-off policy on new health law," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/28406
(cites Adam Linker)

"Democratic leaders ask for audit of DHHS," Winston-Salem Journal, September 18, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_d0122f16-20c8-11e3-b...
(cites Adam Searing)

"Non-profits worry budget cuts will further hurt programs for the needy," WNCN, September 18, http://www.wncn.com/story/23460463/non-profits-worry-budget-cuts-will-fu...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Forum to explain healthcare law," Winston-Salem Chronicle, September 18, http://wschronicle.com/2013/09/obamacare-101/
(cites Adam Linker)

"N.C. DHHS hiring: Two 'Whats???' and an 'Oh, brother'," Greensboro News & Record, September 18, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/north_state_politics/article_3c7a2f32-2...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"DHHS hires McCrory donor for $95,000 senior position," Raleigh News & Observer, September 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/17/3204175/dhhs-hires-mccrory-donor-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State GOP head calls out 'Moral Monday' tactics," ABC-11, September 17, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9252031
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Areas hit hard by the sequestration cuts," ABC-11, September 17, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=9251638
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Nonprofits say closing loopholes could stave off budget cuts," WRAL, September 17, http://www.wral.com/nonprofits-say-closing-loopholes-could-stave-off-bud...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"MomsRising: Bring your little party animals, celebrate with us," WRAL, September 17, http://www.wral.com/momsrising-bring-your-little-party-animals-celebrate...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Happy Birthday, FMLA!” Women AdvaNCe, September 17, http://womenadvancenc.org/happy-birthday-fmla/
(Sabine Schoenbach column)

"In Depth: Education spending," News 14, September 16, no link available
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"How much do we actually spend on K-12 education in North Carolina schools?" The Transylvania Times, September 16, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2013/09/16/education/how-much-do-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Renewing pay-to-play politics," Winston-Salem Journal, September 14, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_53382f06-1ca2-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"15 tears, four governors and change," Elink Tribune, September 14, http://www.elkintribune.com/news/opinion/2537266/15-years-four-governors...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"McCrory ad shows worry," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 14, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrory-ad-shows-wo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"In a battle between banks and consumers, banks win, Supreme Court says," Durham Herald-Sun, September 14, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x915049211/In-a-battle-between-banks-an...
(Sharon McCloskey column)

"Raleigh pundit to address Democratic group," Charlotte Observer, September 13, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/13/4310629/raleigh-pundit-to-ad...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Food stamps, unemployment different programs," Raleigh News & Observer, September 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/12/3189393/sabine-schoenbach-food-st...
(Sabine Schoenbach op-ed)

"Small NC insurer pulls out of state's subsidized insurance market," Raleigh News & Observer, September 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/12/3189520/small-nc-insurer-pulls-ou...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC is not a land of opportunity," Raleigh News & Observer, September 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/12/3189385/the-missing-middle-class-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Conflicting views over state education spending," Burlington Times-News, September 12, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/conflicting-views-ov...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"WRAL documentary: Cut loose and cut off," WRAL, September 12, http://www.wral.com/wral-documentary-cut-loose-and-cut-off/12802949/
(Bill Rowe interview)

"Q&A: North Carolina's unemployment insurance program," WRAL, September 12, http://www.wral.com/q-a-unemployment-insurance/12874544/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Medicaid changes will leave some locals uninsured," The Transylvania Times, September 12, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2013/09/12/news/medicaid-changes-...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Make amends, McCrory: a 12-step program for the governor," Indy Weekly, September 11, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/make-amends-mccrory-a-12-step-program-f...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bad for business, bad for workers," Elkin Tribune, September 10, http://www.elkintribune.com/news/opinion/2515882/Bad-for-business-bad-fo...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Hiring projection among highest for Greensboro-High Point area," Greensboro News & Record, September 10, http://www.news-record.com/business/article_afef38a6-1a2d-11e3-89b3-0019...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Tax credit helped poor," Raleigh News & Observer, September 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/09/3180624/tazra-mitchell-tax-credit...
(Tazra Mitchell LTE)

"Bad for business, bad for workers," Elikin Tribune, September 9, http://www.elkintribune.com/news/opinion/2515882/Bad-for-business-bad-fo...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Union targets Wal-Mart; 'flash mob' at Brier Creek store," Raleigh Public Record, September 9, http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/09/09/union-targets-wal-mart-fl...
(cites Carol Brooke)

"Keeping up with McCrory," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 9, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-keeping-mccrory-215...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"My interview with NC Policy Watch about NC voting law," Election Law Blog, September 9, http://electionlawblog.org/?p=55146
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Richard Burr: Care Act column misleading," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 8, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/other-voices/richard-burr-care-act-colu...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Everybody's Business: Bad North Carolina jobs news," The Sanford Herald, September 8, http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/x913947877/EVERYBODYS-BUSINESS-Take-ad...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina's jobless rate lags behind nation's as economy struggles to recover," Fayetteville Observer, September 7, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/09/07/1278976?sac=fo.local
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"BCBSNC exchange rates could reach $947 a month," Fierce Health Player, September 6, http://www.fiercehealthpayer.com/story/bcbsnc-exchange-rates-could-reach...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Walmart workers fight for collective bargaining rights," NC State Technician, September 6, http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_5dc6e74e-16aa-11e3-b385-001...
(cites Carol Brooke)

"Debunking conservative myths about poverty," Facing South (ISS blog), September 6, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/09/debunking-conservative-myths-abou...
(Tazra Mitchell column)

"First Democratic gubernatorial - yes, gubernatorial - forum to be held Saturday," Raleigh News & Observer, September 6, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/28333
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"A liberal's view of the most recent legislative session," Beaufort Observer, September 5, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2013-09-0...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Premiums vary widely under Blue Cross of NC subsidized health plans," Charlotte Observer, September 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/05/4290137/premiums-vary-widely...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"AG Cooper proposes striking down 2012 Duke Energy rate hike," Charlotte Business Journal, September 5, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/power_city/2013/09/ag-proposes...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory delays DSS drug testing," High Point Enterprise, September 5, http://www.hpe.com/news/x1576248594/McCrory-delays-DSS-drug-testing
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Blue Cross NC announces prices for ACA plans," WRAL, September 5, http://www.wral.com/blue-cross-nc-announces-prices-for-aca-plans/12854887/
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Fast food workers demand higher wages," The Duke Chronicle, September 5, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2013/08/30/fast-food-workers-deman...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Labor's pain," The Charlotte Post, September 4, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Barber to speak at UCCH Witness Wednesday," The Durham Herald-Sun, September 4, http://www.heraldsun.com/lifestyles/x1576248171/Belief-Briefs
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Los inquilinos tienen derecho," Que Pasa, September 4, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/raleigh/local/165739-los-inq...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Unemployment dips in Davie," Winston-Salem Journal, September 4, http://www.journalnow.com/journal_west/news/article_fe0da308-14e0-11e3-9...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fast-food workers protest wages that are too low to make ends meet," Independent Weekly, September 4, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/fast-food-workers-protest-wages-that-ar...
(Kate Woomer-Deters photo)

"Wrongly narrowing the purpose of public education," Raleigh News & Observer, September 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/03/3160558/public-education-is-not-a...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Not in a month of Sundays does NC compare to Selma," Raleigh News & Observer, September 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/03/3161463/not-in-a-month-of-sundays...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Brushing aside the governor, again," Jefferson Post, September 3, http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2491940/Brushing-aside-the...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Civil rights groups urge OSHA, USDA to protect poultry, meatpacking plant workers," Sacramento Bee, September 3, http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/03/5703594/civil-rights-groups-urge-osha.html (also at ABC-13: http://www.wset.com/story/23326708/civil-rights-groups-urge-osha-usda-to..., PR Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/civil-rights-groups-urge-osha-us..., MarketWatch (Wall Street Journal: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/civil-rights-groups-urge-osha-usda-to-p...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Justice Center: Hard work not paying for NC workers, wages fail to keep pace with productivity," High Country Press, September 3, http://www.hcpress.com/news/nc-justice-center-hard-work-not-paying-for-n...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. Justice Center reports declining incomes," Winston-Salem Journal, September 2, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_594e7a30-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Realizan vigilia en apoyo para la reforma migratoria," Las Noticias, September 2, http://www.lanoticia.com/pdfissues/lnraleighn71.pdf
(quotes Dan Rearick)

"Remember, protect the American worker," Charlotte Observer, September 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/02/4276755/remember-protect-the...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Obamacare has many benefits," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 1, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-obamacare-has-many-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Also see clips from 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 2011.