In the News: September 2014

"Seven under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly," Jefferson Post, September 29, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50766003/Seven-under-recognize...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Affordable Care Act, Noticias 40, September 29, http://northcarolina.univision.com/
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Budget plan undermines NC," The Robesonian, September 27, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50391649/Tax-Cente...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Speaker Thom Tillis' drive steers NC legislature to the right," Charlotte Observer, September 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/27/5203751/speaker-thom-tillis-... (also at Lake Wylie Pilot: http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2014/09/27/2608896/speaker-thom-tillis-dri..., Daily News: http://www.dailynewsen.com/politics/speaker-thom-tillisx2019-drive-steer..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/27/4187182_speaker-thom-tillis-drive...)
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Reducing poverty should be N.C.'s primary goal," The Daily Tar Heel, September 26, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/opinion-redicuing-poverty-sh...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Education debate is not just about the numbers," Winston-Salem Journal, September 26, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-says-educat... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150033987/Education-debate-is-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hundreds of child immigrants await their fates in N.C.," WUNC, September 25, http://wunc.org/post/hundreds-child-immigrants-await-their-fates-nc
(quotes Dani Moore)

"In NC, more migrant children coming to public schools," The Daily Tar Heel, September 25, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/in-nc-more%20migrant%20children
(quotes Raul Pinto, Matt Ellinwood)

"Right's disdain for educators can't be spun," The Robesonian, September 25, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150033987/Education-debate-is-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Henry McCollum's innocence and the stakes for death row inmates in a red state," The American Prospect, September 25, http://prospect.org/article/henry-mccollum%E2%80%99s-innocence-and-stake... (also at Bill Moyers: http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/26/henry-mccollums-innocence-stakes-death-...)
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Wake County praised for quickly registering unaccompanied immigrant children for school," Raleigh News & Observer, September 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/25/4179007/wake-county-praised-for-q...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Capital Tonight: Women in Politics," Time Warner Cable News, September 24, http://triadnc.twcnews.com/content/shows/712207/capital-tonight-sept--24...
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"Feds relocate 219 immigrant children to North Carolina in August," Raleigh News & Observer, September 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/24/4178384_feds-relocate-219-immigra...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Common Core curriculum review," Time Warner Cable News, September 23, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/712152/capital-tonight-sep...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"HOA talk drew crowd to library," South Charlotte News, September 23, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/23/5182985/hoa-talk-drew-crowd-...
(cites Al Ripley)

"State panel revisiting Common Core standards meets," ABC-11, September 22, http://abc11.com/education/common-core-standards-revisited-by-committee/...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Wage boost not likely in N.C.," Fayetteville Observer, September 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/wage-boost-not-likely-in-n-c/artic...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"How long before being gay is a fireable offense?" The Robesonian, September 20, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50351331/How-long-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The McCrory subplot in the Senate race," Winston-Salem Journal, September 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-mccrory... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671275/The-McCrory-subplot-i..., The Robesonian: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671275/The-McCrory-subplot-i...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Panel starts reviewing Common Core standards in NC," WNCN, http://www.wncn.com/story/26584075/panel-starts-reviewing-common-core-st...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Fireable offenses," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 20, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-fireable-offenses-2...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC court stops part of order blocking scholarships," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/19/4164558_nc-court-stops-part-of-or... (also at Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/NC-court-stops-part-of-order-block..., WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/26578568/nc-appeals-court-says-private-school-..., NBC-4i: www.nbc4i.com/story/26578568/nc-appeals-court-says-private-school-studen..., WFSB: http://www.wfsb.com/story/26578568/nc-appeals-court-says-private-school-..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-court-stops-part-of-order-blocking..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-can-disperse-school-vouchers/..., The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/50347023/Judge-clears-way-for-privat..., Burlington Times-News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/region-state/n-c-court-stops-part-of-or..., WBTV: http://www.wbtv.com/story/26585047/nc-court-stops-part-of-order-blocking..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/19/3692049/nc-court-stops-part-of-order-..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/n-c-court-stops-part-of-order-bloc..., Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/09/19/nc-court-stops-part-of-orde..., WLOS: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/2d0d0fa2-www.w..., WJHL-11: http://www.wjhl.com/story/26578417/nc-court-stops-part-of-order-blocking..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/n-c-court-releases-private-school-vouche..., Deseret News: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659922/NC-court-stops-part-of-orde...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Increase in N.C. unemployment rate is largest in three years," Winston-Salem Journal, September 19, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/increase-in-n-c-u... (also at Morganton News Herald: http://www.morganton.com/news/increase-in-n-c-unemployment-rate-is-large..., Statesville Record & Landmark: http://www.statesville.com/news/increase-in-n-c-unemployment-rate-is-lar...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Appeals courts releases school voucher money for hundreds of NC students," WRAL, September 19, http://www.wral.com/appeals-court-releases-school-voucher-money-for-hund...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Affordable Care Act enrollment highest in Wake, Mecklenburg," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/19/4165156/affordable-care-act-enrol...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC Appeals Court releases previously awarded private-school vouchers," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/19/4164798/nc-appeals-court-releases... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/19/5185901/nc-appeals-court-rel...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Civil-rights groups want feds to ensure immigrant children can get NC educations," Social Justice Solutions, September 19, http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2014/09/19/civil-rights-groups-wan...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina court releases money in halted school voucher program," Reuters, September 19, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-usa-north-carolina-educatio... (Also at: Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-north-carolina-court-releases-money-in-..., Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/north-carolina-court-releases-money-halted-school-...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Let immigrant children stay in N.C., instead of forcing them to leave," The Guilfordian, September 19, http://www.guilfordian.com/opinion/2014/09/19/let-immigrant-children-sta...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"School vouchers for students in private schools remain in limbo," Fayetteville Observer, September 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/school-vouchers-for-students-in-pr...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Economic growth and schools," The Cary News, September 19, http://www.carynews.com/2014/09/19/4155825_nicole-dozier-economic-growth...
(Nicole Dozier LTE)

"Appeals court releases voucher money for low-income students," Carolina Journal, September 19, http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=11390
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"National poverty rate drops, NC rate still higher than average," The Daily Tar Heel, September 19, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/national-poverty-rate%20drop...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"WakeMed collaborating with two NC health systems to cut costs," Raleigh News & Observer, September 17, www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/17/4158386/wakemed-collaborating-with-two.h... (also at Insurance News Net: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/18/wakemed-collaborating-wi...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Mountain Senate race once more in the state political spotlight," Smoky Mountain News, September 17, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/14246-mountain-senate-race-on...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Vidant, 2 other N.C. hospital chains partner to cut costs," Hampton Roads Pilot, September 17, http://hamptonroads.com/2014/09/vidant-2-other-nc-hospital-chains-partne... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/17/3687306_3-nc-hospital-chains-partner-..., SC Now: http://www.scnow.com/news/business/technology/article_8ed0a9de-3ea3-11e4..., Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140918/SP01/140919725/1058/nc-hos..., Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-09-18/3-n-dot-carolina-hospital-chai..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/n-carolina-hospital-ch..., Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/business/hospital-chains-join-forces-c..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/state/hospital-chains-to-form-new-compan...)
(cites Adam Linker)

"Become Alabama in 12 easy steps," Charlotte Observer, September 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/17/5181216/become-alabama-in-12... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/17/3687946_editorial-become-alabama-in-1...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Three NC hospital chains partner to cut costs," Asheville Citizen-Times, September 17, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/09/17/three-nc-hospit...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Wos back on her familiar hot seat," The Robesonian, September 16, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50321684/Wos-back-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hearing set in voting law case," The Daily Tar Heel, September 16, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/hearing-set-in-voting-law-case
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Number of North Carolinians without health care coverage dropped in 2013," Insurance News Net, September 16, http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/17/number-of-north-carolini...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Pathetic reactions to startling injustice," Jefferson Post, September 15, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50572787/Pathetic-reactions-to...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Common Core could face end in NC," The Daily Tar Heel, September 15, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/common-core-could-face-end-i...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Leaking ponds the problem," Greenville Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-leaking-ponds-probl...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Commonsense measures to combat misclassifications," Raleigh News & Observer, September 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/13/4145057/carol-brooke-commonsense-...
(Carol Brooke LTE)

"Raleigh charter school for special-needs children celebrates opening," Raleigh News & Observer, September 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/13/4148444/raleigh-charter-school-fo...
(cites Diane Morris)

"Focus on coal-ash leaks, not panel," The Robesonian, September 12, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50302165/Focus-on-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Civil rights groups want feds to ensure immigrant children can get NC educations," Raleigh News & Observer, September 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/welcome_page/?shf=/2014/09/12/4145555_civil-...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"The disconnect between spin and the classroom," Winston-Salem Journal, September 12, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-disconn... (also at Rockingham County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50604427/Th...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Contract to Cheat: NC leaders vow change on worker abuse, tax scams," Raleigh News & Observer, September 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/11/4142890/nc-leaders-vow-change-on-... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/11/5168729/nc-leaders-vow-chang...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Historic preservation tax credits," Time Warner Cable News, September 10, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/711709/capital-tonight-sep...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Report: NC health coverage gap impacts Mom and Dad," Public News Service, September 10, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-10/health-issues/report-nc-heal... (also at The Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/09/10/local/health-coverage-ga...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Fewer local employers plan to add jobs in 4th quarter," Winston-Salem Journal, September 9, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/fewer-local-emplo...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Another death knell for the death penalty," Jefferson Post, September 9, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50526081/Another-death-knell-f...
(Rob Schofield column)

"New virtual charter schools provoke debates," Duke Chronicle, September 9, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/09/09/new-virtual-charter-sch...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Company leaders indicate shedding employment amid wage raises," Durham Herald-Sun, September 9, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x1528972879/Company-leaders-indi...
(cites Allan Freyer and Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC funding for ACA 'navigators' drops to $2.8 million," Raleigh News & Observer, September 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/08/4134626/nc-funding-for-aca-naviga... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/08/5160214/nc-to-get-less-feder...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Bubble wrap producer to bring 1,000 jobs to the state," The Daily Tar Heel, September 8, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/bubble-wrap-producer-to-brin...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Berger's illogical bluster on Medicaid," Winston-Salem Journal, September 7, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-berger-s... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-bergers-bluster-med..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50525962/Bergers-illogical-blu...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina's uneven recovery, boom in low-wage jobs highlight need for building an economy that works for all," Insurance News Net, September 7, http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/07/north-carolinas-uneven-r...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"On campaign ads, 'buyer beware' the best advice," Asheville Citizen-Times, September 5, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/09/05/campaig...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Consensus growing in support of redistricting reform," The Voter Update, September 4, http://thevoterupdate.com/articles/2014/9_4_14_redistricting.php
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"State of Working North Carolina," Talk Back Now Show, September 3, http://www.talkbacknowshow.com/
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"State of Working NC: An Uneven Recovery," Spectacular Magazine Radio Show, September 2, http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=waug&pgmS...
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"Meeting puts the focus on HOA rights," South Charlotte News, September 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/02/5137624/meeting-puts-the-foc...
(cites Al Ripley)

"Annual Labor Day report shows work pay gap," Winston-Salem Journal, September 1, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/annual-labor-day-... (also at Greensboro News & Record: http://m.news-record.com/business/labor-day-report-shows-some-still-suff...)
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Aiding and sustaining U.S. workers," Charlotte Observer, September 1, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/01/5138108/aiding-and-sustainin...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Workforce needs improvements, according to new report," Time Warner Cable News, September 1, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/711348/workforce-needs-improve...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"An uneven recovery for two North Carolinas," WFDD 88.5, September 1, http://wfdd.org/post/uneven-recovery-two-north-carolinas
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Report: Equality will help state economy grow," Lincoln Times-News, September 1, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2014/09/01/report-equality-will-help-sta...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Economic recovery splits N.C.," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, September 1, http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/article_5decc44c-3200-11e4-9aef-001a4...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC's education policy changes through the eyes of a student," Triangle Tribune, September 1, no link available
(Chris Hill column)