In the News: December 2011

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"Here Now - Aid groups struggle as needs rise, funds fall," Wilmington Star-News, Dec. 31, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20111231/COLUMNIST/111239963/-1/ne...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Guilford County agencies struggle amid rising poverty rate," News 14, Dec. 28, http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/651722/guilford-county-agenc...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Not much to do," Greensboro News & Record, Dec. 28, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/27/article/editorial_not_much...
(NC Justice Center op-ed)

"We'll all lose by state cuts to core services," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 31, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/dec/31/wsopin02-edwin-mclen...
(Edwin McLenaghan op-ed)

"Challenges to lending in N.C.," Durham Herald-Sun, Dec. 25, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/16873062/article-Challenges-to-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Jobless face uncertainty over unemployment benefits," Lumina News, Dec. 22, http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9472&iid=303&sud=30
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Workers and small-business owners are worried and angry about the impasse on payroll taxes," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/12/22/1145485?sac=Local
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"As the U.S. House of Representatives Considers Vote on Extending Federal Unemployment Benefits, NC Justice Center launches 'I am a Tarheel Worker'," Insurance News Net, Dec. 21, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=317361
(cites NC Justice Center)

"For-profit education gets failing grade," The Daily Advance, Dec. 19, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/scott-mooneyham-profit-e...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The GOP's could and would on Medicaid," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 17, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/dec/17/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Why was Tillman shocked at effect of his own budget?", Southern Pines Pilot, Dec. 17, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/dec/18/why-was-tillman-shocked-effect-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

Louisa Warren and Alexandra Forter Sirota interview, NCCU's State of the Economy, Dec. 16
(no link available)

"Military keeps Cumberland County near top in pay growth," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 16, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/12/16/1144092?sac=Mil
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Prevention to crisis, response shift concerns nonprofits," Lumina News, Dec. 15, http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9443&iid=302&sud=30
(cites NC Justice Center,

"Feds provide welcome guidance on use of race and poverty in school assignment," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), Dec. 15, http://www.southernstudies.org/2011/12/feds-provide-welcome-guidance-on-...
(Matt Ellinwood op-ed)

"Letter: No evidence of discrimination in death penalty sentencing," Carrboro Citizen, Dec. 15, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2011/12/15/letter-no-evidence-of-dis...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Economic meeting scheduled for Fayetteville Tech," Blue Ridge Now, Dec. 15, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20111215/APN/1112150604 (also at WRAL: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10503188/)
(cites NC Justice Center, NC Budget & Tax)

"Conference on state economy, other issues facing North Carolina slated for Fayetteville Tech," The Republic, Dec. 15, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9c61f8d64411420aa22981b49884cb91/N...
(cites NC Justice Center, NC Budget & Tax)

"Legislative Breifing Highlights 2012 Budget," United Way of Central Carolinas, Dec. 15, http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org/news/news-a-press-releases/3-feature1/...
(cites NC Budget & Tax, NC Justice Center)

"'Building a Stronger NC' conference scheduled for Thursday morning," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 14, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/December-2011/%E2%80%98Buil... (http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/12/14/1143861?sac=Bus)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"New Report Finds that North Carolina's Caregivers are in need of 21st Century Workplace Supports to Build Economic Security, Promote Health," Insurance News Net, Dec. 14, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=312880
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina man pleads guilty to impersonating federal officer," Government Security News, Dec. 12, http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/25202?c=border_security
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Inside Politics: Civitas flunks all of Cumberland County's Democratic legislators," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 12, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/12/12/1140242?sac=Local
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"House speaker's second guessing," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 11, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-house-speakers-seco...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Let facts drive policy on weapons," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 11, http://www.reflector.com/columns/guest-column-let-facts-drive-public-pol...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"The Tillis tango," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 11, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/dec/11/wsopin02-chris-fitzs...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"News Notes: Wolfson says legislation will tie hands," Q Notes, Dec. 10, http://goqnotes.com/13919/triangle-center-adds-funding-goal-wish-list/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Programs need more funding," Q Notes, Dec. 10, http://goqnotes.com/13915/programs-need-more-funding/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Civitas Action ranks state lawmakers, most Democrats get failing grades," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 9, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/December-2011/Civitas-Actio...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"The unemployed in North Carolina need relief now," Greensboro News & Record, Dec. 9, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/08/article/the_umemployed_in_...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Alexandra Forter Sirota interview, Tim Boyum's Political Connections, Dec. 9
(no link available)

"Justice Center Calls on Lawmakers to Extend Lifeline to NC Families," Insurance News Net, Dec. 8, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=310525
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fear of firearms in parks irrational," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 8, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/letter-fear-firearms-parks-irra...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Ley sobre los notarios publicos," La Conexion USA, Dec. 7, http://laconexionusa.com/content/ley-sobre-los-notarios-p%C3%BAblicos
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters, cites NC Justice Center)

"Activists in training," Hickory Daily Record, Dec. 7, http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2011/dec/07/activists-training-ar-168...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota, Louisa Warren)

"Grim forecast overshadows WNC budget briefing," Mountain Xpress, Dec. 6, http://www.mountainx.com/article/38171/Grim-forecast-overshadows-WNC-bud...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota, Louisa Warren)

"Discussions about Diversity: North Carolina's Achievement Gap," North Carolina Bar Association e-news, Dec. 5, http://juvenilejusticeandchildrensrights.ncbar.org/newsletters/jjcrdec20...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Blood in the streets," Newbie Shooter, Dec. 5, http://www.newbieshooter.com/2011/12/blood-in-the-streets/
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"N.C. Justice Center programs head west," Mountain Xpress, Dec. 5, http://www.mountainx.com/article/38098/N.C.-Justice-Center-programs-head...
(cites NC Policy Watch, NC Justice Center)

"Republicans don't get that race plays a part," Greensboro News & Record, Dec. 5, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/02/article/republicans_don_t_...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Economic trains to collide in the new year," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 4, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/12/04/1140837?sac=Opin
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"More Guns in More Places - Thanks to Your Legislature," Southern Pines Pilot, Dec. 4, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/dec/04/more-guns-in-more-places-thanks...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Park safety for local governments," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 4, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-park-safety-local-g...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Hilton to announce if he'll seek seventh term," Hickory Daily Record, Dec. 1, http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2011/dec/01/hilton-announce-if-hell-s...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"It doesn't matter to GOP that race matters," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 3, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/dec/03/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"An amendment of many names," QNotes, Dec. 2, http://goqnotes.com/13591/an-amendment-of-many-names/
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

"N.C. AIDS director says program needs more funding," QNotes, Dec. 2, http://goqnotes.com/13629/n-c-aids-director-says-program-needs-more-fund...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Attorney General: Local Voter ID laws unconstitutional," The Voting News, Dec. 1, http://thevotingnews.com/state/north-carolina/north-carolina-ag-local-vo...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Bazelon: Advocates urge end to reliance on large, segregated adult care homes in NC," New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Dec. 1, http://www.nyaprs.org/e-news-bulletins/2011/2011-12-01-Bazelon.cfm
(quotes Bill Rowe)

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