In the News: March 2012

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(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Recent study reveals violations in North Carolina migrant farmworker housing," Independent Weekly, March 30, http://www.indyweek.com/BigBite/archives/2012/03/30/recent-study-reveals-violations-in-north-carolina-migrant-farmworker-housing
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC low in per capita income growth," WUNC, March 30, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/Sli033012_NC_Income.mp3/view
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)
 
"Study finds rats, roaches, nonworking toilets, bad water in N.C. migrant worker housing," Winston-Salem Journal, March 30, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/mar/30/study-finds-rats-roaches-non-working-toilets-bad-w-ar-2107669/
(cites Clermont Fraser)
 
"A Game of Chance for NC Poor?", Public News Service, March 30, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/25631-1
(cites Sarah Ovaska)
 
"N.C.'s Child Farmworkers: Photo Exhibit Shows a Hidden Labor Force," Locally Grown News, March 29, http://locallygrownnews.com/stories/NCs-Child-Farmworkers-Photo-Exhibit-Shows-a-Hidden-Labor-Force,28649
(cites Carol Brooke)
 
"N.C. Attorney General appeals Duke Energy rate hike," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), March 29, http://southernstudies.org/2012/03/nc-attorney-general-appeals-duke-energy-rate-hike.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Thom Tillis predicts North Carolina gay marriage ban won't last," On Top Magazine, March 28, http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=11358&MediaType=1&Category=26
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Photo exhibit shows a hidden labor force: N.C.'s child farmworkers," Independent Weekly, March 28, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/photo-exhibit-shows-a-hidden-labor-force-ncs-child-farmworkers/Content?oid=2946585
(cites Carol Brooke)
 
"Tillis comments prompt GOP's Vinroot to stand up against N.C. marriage amendment," Charlotte Observer, March 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/28/3134320/tillis-comments-prompt-vinroot.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Lottery basher supreme," Greensboro News & Record, March 28, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/140425
(cites Rob Schofield)
 
"Editorial: Choices, bad or good, are part of a free society," Gaston Gazette, March 28, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/carolina-69254-north-good.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis: Gay marriage ban likely to reversed," Charlotte Observer, March 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/27/3131790/tillis-gay-marriage-ban-likely.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Jeff Shaw voices concerns over Florida shooting case," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, March 27, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/03/jeff-shaw-voices-concerns-over-florida.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"US Department of Justice finds NC courts restrict access to interpreters," Daily Tar Heel, March 25, http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2012/03/us_department_of_justice_finds_nc_courts_restrict_access_to_interpreters
(quotes Jack Holtzman)
"NC Daybook," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 26, http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/nc-daybook-1002955 (also at WRAL: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10903354/)
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Republicans' retreat not reassuring," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 26, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-republicans-retreat-not-reassuring-1002775
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"The anniversary of health-care common sense," Winston-Salem Journal, March 25, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/mar/25/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-anniversary-of-ar-2081411/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"So where does all that Lottery money go?" Gaston Gazette, March 24, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/lottery-69102-gaston-million.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Haywood County economic snapshot,” The Mountaineer, March 24, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/news/story/haywood-county-economic-snapshot-2010-11/224533
(cites BTC)

"From New York to Kentucky, Record Number of Students Volunteered During Spring Break," UVA School of Law News, March 23, http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/news/2012_spr/alternative_spring_break.htm
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Data still lagging, Crisco says incentives results showing," Triangle Business Journal, March 23,  http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/print-edition/2012/03/23/data-still-lagging-crisco-says.html?page=all
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"NC Alliance educates seniors on Affordable Care Act," AFL-CIO NC, March 23, http://aflcionc.org/2012/03/23/nc-alliance-educates-on-affordable-care-act/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Adam Searing recognized by President Obama for his achievements as a leading health care advocate," Families USA, March 22, http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/newsroom/press-releases/2012-press-releases/adam-searing-recognized.html
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"Chartering a fast track to segregation," The Carrboro Citizen, March 22, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/print/citizen032212.pdf
(Christine Bischoff op-ed)
 
"White House honors Adam Searing," Karen Garloch blogspot (Charlotte Observer), March 21, http://garloch.blogspot.com/2012/03/adam-searing-is-champion-of-change.html
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"Adam Searing gets White House recognition," Raleigh News & Observer, March 21, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/adam_searing_gets_white_house_recognition
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"Are we spending enough on public education?" Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, March 20, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/03/are-we-spending-enough-on-public.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"NC man lauded for health care access efforts," WRAL, March 20, http://www.wral.com/news/local/noteworthy/story/10881826/
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"An Open Letter to the NC Justice Center," Greensboro News, March 20, http://greensboro-nc.com/news/article/an-open-letter-to-the-nc-justice-center
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

“Grim reality,” High Point Enterprise, March 19, http://hpe.com/bookmark/17931509
(cites BTC)

"In court, an understanding," Raleigh News & Observer, March 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/18/1937744/in-court-an-understanding.html
(cites NC Justice interpreter case)
 
"Five Years in Prison for Phony Immigration Agent," Hispanically Speaking News, March 18, http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/five-years-in-prison-for-phony-immigration-agent/14650/
(cites Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"New study shows poverty growing in Craven," New Bern Sun Journal, March 17, http://www.newbernsj.com/news/growing-105130-jones-shows.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Concentrated Poverty rate in NC Doubled from 2000 to 2006-2010," The Public School Forum's Friday Report, March 16, http://www.ncforum.org/doclib/2012_0316.pdf
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)
 
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"NC Justice Center releases new brief on concentrated poverty," Smart Start, March 16, http://www.smartstart.org/investing-in-our-workforce/nc-justice-center-releases-new-brief-on-concentrated-poverty
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Luke Steele: Tar Heel taxoholics," Raleigh News & Observer, March 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/16/1934433/luke-steele-tar-heel-taxoholics.html
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)
 
"North Carolina county possibly sorry about turning down state money for birth control," The Maddow Blog, March 15, http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/15/10704437-north-carolina-county-possibly-sorry-about-turning-down-state-money-for-birth-control
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Federal judge sentences Raleigh man who posed as an immigration agent to nearly five years in prison," Raleigh News & Observer, March 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/15/1933554/federal-judge-sentences-raleigh.html
(cites Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Women faring worse in economic recovery," The Triangle Tribune, March 14, http://triangletribune.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=6444
(quotes Sabine Schoenbach)
 
"Analysts: N.C. has steeper climb back," Triangle Business Journal, March 14, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2012/03/analysts-nc-has-steeper-climb-back.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Jeff Shaw from NC Justice Center," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, March 13, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/03/jeff-shaw-from-nc-justice-center.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Experts explain factors involved in NC's current unemployment rate," NBC-17, March 13, http://www2.nbc17.com/business/2012/mar/13/experts-explain-factors-involved-ncs-current-unemp-ar-2039152/
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
Educated, high rent, low pay: an economic snapshot of Buncombe," Mountain Xpress, March 12, http://www.mountainx.com/article/41128/Educated-high-rent-low-pay-an-economic-snapshot-of-Buncombe
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Raleigh man faces sentencing in immigrant ID scan," Raleigh News & Observer, March 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/12/1927202/raleigh-man-faces-sentencing-in.html
(cites Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"Where do we find money for court interpreters?", Fayetteville Observer, March 11, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/03/11/1163027
(cites NC Justice Center case)
 
"In any language, a denial of justice," Charlotte Observer, March 11, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/11/3087414/in-any-language-a-denial-of-justice.html
(cites NC Justice case)
 
"Gay marriage vote uncertain," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 11, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gay-marriage-vote-uncertain-986223
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"DOJ's Holder Investigating NC: Charges Failure to Provide Language Interpreters to Illegals," Conservative Refocus, March 9, http://www.conservativerefocus.com/blog5.php/2012/03/10/doj-s-holder-investigating-north-carolina-charges-failure-to-provide-language-interpreters-to-illegals
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Look at estate tax, but tread very carefully," Asheville Citizen-Times, March 9, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120312/OPINION01/303120001/Look-estate-tax-tread-very-carefully
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)
 
"DOJ affirms attorney's complaints about lack of interpreters," Durham Herald-Sun, March 9, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17824071/article-DOJ-affirms-attorney%E2%80%99s-complaints-about-lack-of-interpreters-
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Federal probe finds N.C. courts discriminate against non-English speakers," Winston-Salem Journal, March 9, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/mar/09/wsmain01-federal-probe-finds-nc-courts-discriminat-ar-2021368/ (also at: The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d3a4170e87b34cb6a9df9affbbab2c6c/NC--NC-Courts-Discrimination/, McClatchy: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/03/09/141327/justice-dept-faults-north-carolina.html, Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/09/3081984/courts-fail-to-provide-adequate.html, Bellingham Herald: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/09/2429121/justice-dept-faults-north-carolina.html, News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/09/1917219/feds-courts-violate-rights.html#storylink=misearch, Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/09/4324469/justice-dept-faults-north-carolina.html, Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/ap/staten/federal-probe-finds-nc-courts-discriminate-983665, WCTI-12: http://www.wcti12.com/news/30638520/detail.html)
(cites NC Justice Center)
"Feds find NC courts in violation of Civil Rights Act," WBTV, March 9, http://www.wbtv.com/story/17124603/feds-find-nc-courts-in-violation-of-civil-rights-act
(cites NC Justice Center case)
 
"Feds say NC courts don't provide enough translators," WFAE, March 9, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=8399
(cites NC Justice Center case)
 
"Reviewing the health reform law," Raleigh News & Observer, March 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/08/1912526/reviewing-the-health-reform-law.html
(Adam Searing op-ed)
 
"State legislative committee contemplates fate of estate tax," NCNN, March 8, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7756-state-legislative-committee-contemplates-fate-of-estate-tax
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Legislators talk about repealing N.C. estate tax," Raleigh News & Observer, March 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/08/1913580/legislators-talk-about-repealing.html
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Lawmakers consider repealing estate tax," News 14, March 7, http://triad.news14.com/content/local_news/654725/lawmakers-consider-repealing-estate-tax
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Paying for contraception: a good idea or not?" Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 5, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/03/paying-for-contraception-good-idea-or.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty gets a look at homelessness in Fayetteville," Fayetteville Observer, March 4, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/03/04/1161724?sac=fo.local
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"Republicans can't have it both ways on education," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 4,
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Panel right to back off limiting Pre-K," Charlotte Observer, March 3, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/03/3065273/panel-right-to-back-off-limiting.html
(quotes Melinda Lawrence)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Poverty tour stops at contaminated soil site," WECT, March 3, http://www.wect.com/story/17073154/poverty-tour-stops-at-navassa-c
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"NOM jumps into NC Amendment One battle as bigot road show descends into state this weekend," Pam's House Blend, March 2, http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/03/02/breaking-nom-jumps-into-nc-amendment-one-battle-as-bigot-road-show-descends-into-state/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"George Cleveland, Republican Rep., Claims No Extreme Poverty in North Carolina as Preschool Cuts Weighed," Huffington Post, March 2, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/george-cleveland-poverty-north-carolina_n_1317554.html?ref=mostpopular
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"'Truth & Hope' Tour Stops in the East," WITN, March 2, http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Truth__Hope_Tour_Stops_In_The_East_141257963.html
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"Not all the Republican jackasses are running for president. There are a few down ticket, too," Daily Kos, March 2, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/02/1070080/-Not-all-the-Republican-jackasses-are-running-for-president-There-are-a-few-down-ticket-too
(cites Rob Schofield, Tazra Mitchell)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Tour of poverty areas goes to southeastern NC," Fox Carolina, March 2, http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/17062457/tour-of-poverty-areas-goes-to-southeastern-nc (also at WRAL: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10802753/)
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"Tour to focus on less fortunate," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 2, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-tour-shine-light-less-fortunate-971967
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"NC legislator's remarks about poverty draw ire," Myrtle Beach Online (AP Story), March 2, http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/03/02/2692413/nc-legislators-remarks-about-poverty.html (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NC_INVISIBLE_POVERTY_NCOL-?SITE=NCWIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT, Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120302/APN/1203020633, ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8566686, Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/03/02/503598ncinvisiblepoverty_ap.html, WCNC: http://www.wcnc.com/home/NC-legislators-remarks-about-poverty-draw-ire-141167623.html, Fox Carolina: http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/17062627/nc-legislators-remarks-about-poverty-draw-ire, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/03/02/article/nc_lawmakers_remarks_about_poverty_draw_ire, WAVY-10: http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/north_carolina/poverty-comment-riles-some-nc-lawmakers)
(quotes Louisa Warren)
 
"'Out of Control' visit," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 2, http://www.reflector.com/community/community-calender/march-2-community-news-972025
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"BCBS profit rises 2.3%," News & Observer, March 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/02/1897529/bcbs-profit-rises-23.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Issue of NC poverty, need at forefront of pre-K debate," WRAL, March 1, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/10799343/
(quotes Louisa Warren)
 
"Blue Cross reports 2011 income," Durham Herald-Sun, March 1, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17712857/article-Blue-Cross-reports-2011-income
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Second leg of Truth & Hope poverty tour kicks off Friday, week of March 1-7," The Wilmington Journal, http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=112694&sID=4&ItemSource=L
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"Undocumented protesters arrested at NC immigration hearing," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), March 1, http://southernstudies.org/2012/03/undocumented-protesters-arrested-at-nc-immigration-hearing.html
(Ricky Leung op-ed)
 
"North Carolina Republican Rep. Falsely Claims There Is Nobody Living in Extreme Poverty in His State," Think Progress, March 1, http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/01/435579/carolina-rep-nobody-poverty/?mobile=nc
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Poverty tour to visit Greenville on Friday," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 1, http://www.reflector.com/news/poverty-tour-visit-greenville-friday-970707
(cites poverty tour)

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