In the News: September 2016

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"NC Commerce agrees to settle discrimination complaint," Winston-Salem Journal, September 29, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/n-c-commerce-agre...
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"Second GSO newsmaker panel set for Oct. 6," Greensboro News & Record, September 29, http://www.greensboro.com/life/community_news/second-gso-newsmaker-panel...
(cites Joe Killian)

"MCrory, under siege, continues to lash out against critics of HB2," New Bern Sun Journal, September 29, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160929/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory-under-... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/49324/mccrory-continues-to-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Charter school funding debates a distraction?" Gaston Gazette, September 28, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160928/charter-school-funding-debate...
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

"NC's ongoing failure to invest in child and community well-being," Jefferson Post, September 28, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5386/ncs-ongoing-failure-to-invest-in-c...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"NC gun rights group raffles AR-15 with portrait of Hillary Clinton," Raleigh News & Observer, September 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article104...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Here's how you can find out if there's a natural gas or hazardous liquid pipeline near you," Alternet, September 28, http://www.alternet.org/environment/heres-how-you-can-find-out-if-theres...
(Lisa Sorg column)

"Gun-rights group raffles off AR-15, Hillary Clinton portrait," ABC-11, September 28, http://abc11.com/politics/gun-rights-group-raffles-off-ar-15-clinton-por...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"North Carolina 5th best state for gender pay gap," The Daily Tar Heel, September 28, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/gender-wage-gap-north-caroli...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Candidates clash on key issues in rematch for NC lieutenant governor," Raleigh News & Observer, September 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Denial rate for Medicaid program applicants surges after 2015 state memo," Carolina Public Press, September 28, http://carolinapublicpress.org/25947/denial-rate-medicaid-program-applic...
(quotes Ciara Zachary)

"NC improves ranking in business climate report," Winston-Salem Journal, September 28, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/n-c-improves-rank...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Sen. Davis and reverse Robin Hood tactics," Smoky Mountain News, September 28, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion/item/18489-sen-davis-and-revers...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"AARP speakers say older voters' financial concerns being ignored," Raleigh News & Observer, September 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"NC pension system's executive director receives $105,464 salary boost," Raleigh News & Observer, September 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article104280881.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Candidates for governor, senator respond to events in Charlotte," The Daily Tar Heel, September 26, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/politicians-respond-to-charl...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Failed try to take back offensive remarks," The Daily Record, September 26, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/09/26/failed-try-to... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20160926/pittenger-can8217t-hide-..., The Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/opinion/92108/pittengers-sorry-walk-back)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Census data reminder of need to expand Medicaid," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 25, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/09/25/Fitzsimon-Who-Wanted-Higher-Sa... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-census-data..., New Bern Sun Journal: http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160922/chris-fitzsimon-census-data-po..., The Mountaineer: http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/census-data-a-powerful-reminder-..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-data-are-powerful-rem..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/48867/census-data-reflects-n..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/10/03/a-reminder-of-the-need-to-expand-medicaid/, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20161010/census-data-shows-need-f...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Deborah Ross' ACLU leadership looms large in US Senate race," Raleigh News & Observer, September 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article103...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Candidates talk HB2, education, environment," Blue Ridge Now, September 23, http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20160923/candidates-talk-hb2-education-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Fair funding for charter schools: Mission accomplished," EdNC, September 22, https://www.ednc.org/2016/09/22/fair-funding-charter-schools-mission-acc...
(Kris Nordstrom column)

"Misleading claims about the state economy," Winston-Salem Journal, September 21, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/rob-schofield-misleading-cl...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Bee kills in North Carolina," Jefferson Post, September 20, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5300/bee-kills-in-north-carolina
(Lisa Sorg column)

"NC education lottery reports revneue growth," The Daily Tar Heel, September 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/nc-education-lottery-growth
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"NC jobless rate reaches 9-year low as more people leave the labor force," Winston-Salem Journal, September 20, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/n-c-jobless-rate-...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Recovery?" Wilkes Journal-Patriot, September 19, http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/recovery/article_ba8eb9f6-7e90-11e...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Josh Stein to keynote Watauga democratic party's fall rally on Oct. 8," High Country Press, September 19, http://www.hcpress.com/front-page/josh-stein-keynote-watauga-democratic-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"GOP digs in on HB2," Daily Record, September 19, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/09/19/gop-digs-in-o... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5253/nc-gop-digs-in-as-the-damage-from-..., New Bern Sun Journal: http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160915/chris-fitzsimon-nc-gop-reveali..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20160919/gop-digs-in-as-hb2-damag..., Winston Salem-Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-gop-digs-in...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"1.6M+ North Carolinians live in poverty, struggle to afford the basics," High Country Press, September 16, http://www.hcpress.com/front-page/nc-justice-1-6m-north-carolinians-live...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Letter: HB2," New Bern Sun Journal, September 16, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160916/letter-hb2
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Hispanos cobran menos que blancos en Carolina del Norte, según informe," Mundo Hispanico, September 15, http://mundohispanico.com/noticias/charlotte-north-carolina/hispanos-cob... (also at Hola Ciudad: http://www.holaciudad.com/noticias/Hispanos-Carolina-Norte-blancos-infor...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Discrimination won't win," The Robesonian, September 15, http://robesonian.com/opinion/91839/discrimination-wont-win (also at Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/chris-fitzsimon-the-crazy-resp...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"ITT Tech students warned to be careful of student-debt relief scams," Salisbury Post, September 15, http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/09/15/itt-tech-students-warned-to-be-c...
(quotes Jason Pikler)

"Report: One-third of NC workers don't earn living wage," WNCT, September 14, http://wnct.com/2016/09/14/report-one-third-of-nc-workers-dont-earn-livi...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Sound off," Daily Record, September 13, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/09/13/sound-off-10/
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"ENC workers facing small wages, little organization," Public Radio East, September 12, http://publicradioeast.org/post/enc-workers-facing-small-wages-little-or...
(quotes Allan Freyer, Patrick McHugh)

"Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)," EdNC, September 12, https://www.ednc.org/2016/09/12/nc-not-measuring-teacher-pay-properly/ (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5264/why-nc-is-not-measuring-teacher-pa...)
(Kris Nordstrom column)

"Tax cut travesty," Raleigh News & Observer, September 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-opinion/...
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

"McCrory's shocking positions on LGBT rights," Greenville Daily Reflector, September 11, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/09/11/Fitzsimon.html (also at the Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/09/12/fitzsimon-tak..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/chris-fitzsimon-column-the-follies-..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5347/mccrorys-shocking-and-underreporte..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory-s-s...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC board restores some early voting hours, but this county-by-county disparity needs greater reform," Daily Kos, September 9, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/9/9/1568412/-NC-board-restores-some-e...
(cites Joe Killian)

"Frack-o-nomics: Short-term gains, long-term problems," Jefferson Post, September 8, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5172/frack-o-nomics-short-term-gains-lo...
(Lisa Sorg column)

"NC gubernatorial candidates war over words regarding teacher pay," The Daily Tar Heel, September 7, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/gubernatorial-teacher-pay-di...
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

"Successful program is back... in Indiana?" Daily Record, September 6, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2016/09/06/successful-pr... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5079/successful-teaching-fellows-progra..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/46055/teaching-fellows-progr..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/91150/nc-could-learn-from-indian)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Local recovery follows trend of more jobs for lower pay," Greensboro News & Record, September 5, http://www.greensboro.com/business/local-recovery-follows-trend-of-more-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Report questions reach, validity of Gov. Pat McCrory's 'Carolina Comeback' claims," Winston-Salem Journal, September 4, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/report-questions-reach-validity-of-...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Inside the Republican creation of the North Carolina voting bill dubbed the 'monster' law," Washington Post, September 2, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/inside-the-republican...
(quote Rick Glazier)

"The telling reaction of GOP leaders to non-gerrymandered districts," Winston-Salem Journal, September 2, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-telling... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/09/04/Fitzsimon-Telling-GOP-reaction..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/5197/the-bizarre-and-telling-reaction-o..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/46809/gop-reaction-to-new-ma...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Team CFA tied to conservative causes," The Mountaineer, September 2, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/team-cfa-tied-to-conservative-ca...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The Koch brothers' right-wing Trojan horse institutes for 'well-being,'" Truth Out, September 1, http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37447-the-koch-brothers-right-wing...
(cites Rob Schofield)

Also see clips from August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, December 2015, November 2015, October 2015, September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, and March 2009-December 2014.