In the News: April 2012

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"Center files brief in Leandro appeal," UNC School of Law Blog, April 30, http://blogs.law.unc.edu/civilrights/2012/04/30/center-files-brief-in-leandro-appeal/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"The Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina," Vie de Malchance, April 30, http://fecundstench.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/the-truth-and-hope-tour-of-poverty-in-north-carolina/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
 
"Tour of North Carolina's poverty areas heads West," Charlotte Observer, April 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/30/3208214/tour-of-north-carolinas-poverty.html
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"Momentum against amendment," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 29, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/letter-momentum-against-amendment-1044417
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"Unemployment trend continues," Morganton News Herald, April 28, http://www2.morganton.com/news/2012/apr/28/unemployment-trend-continues-ar-2219848/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
Pat McCrory's troubling political theater," Winston-Salem Journal, April 28, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/apr/28/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-mccrorys-troubling-ar-2216735/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Senator to hospitals: Do more to help poor, uninsured," Charlotte Observer, April 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/28/3205915/senator-to-hospitals-do-more.html#storylink=cpy
(cites Adam Searing)
 
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Truth & Hope Tour of Poverty Town Hall Meeting Set for April 30," Rockingham Update, April 28, http://www.rceno.com/RCENO/news/local-news/truth-hope-tour-of-poverty-town-hall-meeting-set-for-april-30th/
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"Triad jobless rate fell to 9.6 percent in March," Winston-Salem Journal, April 27, http://www2.journalnow.com/blogs/business-beat/2012/apr/27/1/triad-jobless-rate-falls-to-96-percent-in-march-wi-ar-2215167/
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Activists memorialize North Carolina workers killed on the job," Raleigh News & Observer, April 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/27/2029581/activists-memorialize-north-carolina.html
(cites Harry Payne)
 
"Report shows NC job deaths under reported," NBC-17, April 27, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/apr/27/report-shows-nc-job-deaths-under-reported-ar-2217544/
(cites Harry Payne)
 
"Group working form local NAACP chapter to meet Saturday," Blue Ridge Now, April 26, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120426/ARTICLES/120429807?p=1&tc=pg
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Advocates push for N.C. patient protection," Raleigh News & Observer, April 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/26/2025323/advocates-push-for-nc-patient.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"Hospital suits force new pain on patients," Charlotte Observer, April 24, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/23/3193509/hospital-suits-force-new-pain.html
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"Jeff Shaw debates college costs and student loan debt," Bill LuMaye Show, WPTF, April 24, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/04/jeff-shaw-debates-college-costs-student.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Thirty Days of Inequality: Fifteen," The Examiner, April 24, http://www.examiner.com/article/thirty-days-of-inequality-fifteen
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Despite tax breaks, some NC hospitals deny care to poor," Raleigh News & Observer, April 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/23/2018195/north-carolinas-hospitals-get.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Most N.C. hospitals are slim on charity care," Charlotte Observer, April 22, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/22/3191367/most-nc-hospitals.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"War on public schools," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-war-public-schools-1034587
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Nonprofit hospitals thrive on profits," Charlotte Observer, April 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/21/3189821/nonprofit-hospitals-thrive-on.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"The story from someone who knows," The Burlington Times-News, April 21, http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/knows-54623-someone-story.html
(cites Harry Payne)
 
"When Romneycare Went Into Effect: Follies of a Forgotten Anniversary," Southern Pines Pilot, April 20, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/apr/20/when-romneycare-went-into-effect-follies-of-a/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Sexual assault in the Hispanic community: What are your options?", The Durham Herald-Sun, April 19, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18295772/article-Sexual-assault-in-the-Hispanic-community--What-are-your-options-
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Simple Math: Cuts to Higher Education Lead to Rise in Student Debt," Policy Shop (Demos Weblog), April 19, http://www.policyshop.net/home/2012/4/19/simple-math-cuts-to-higher-education-lead-to-rise-in-student.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Without advance signals, in laws that favor working children of the fields of North Carolina," La Conexion USA, April 18, http://www.laconexionusa.com/content/sin-se%C3%B1ales-de-avance-en-leyes-que-favorezcan-ni%C3%B1os-trabajadores-del-campo-en-carolina-del
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
 "Proud to pay taxes," Facing South, April 17, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/04/voices-proud-to-pay-taxes.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)
 
"Why taxes are good," Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 17, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-taxes-are-good-with-jeff-shaw-from.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"UNC health care bill troubling," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 16, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-unc-health-care-bill-troubling-1026777
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Video advocacy - it's easier than it looks," Say Ahhh! (Children's health policy blog from Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families), April 13, http://theccfblog.org/2012/04/nc-justice-center-shares-video-skills-with-state-advocates.html
(Adam Searing column)
 
"Russell the Hound on the hunt for N.C.'s best public investments," NC State AFL-CIO, April 13, http://aflcionc.org/2012/04/13/russell-the-hound-on-the-hunt-for-n-c-s-best-public-investments/
(cites Together NC)
 
"Despite GOP Spin Doctors, People Know Education Facts," Southern Pines Pilot, April 13, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/apr/13/despite-gop-spin-doctors-people-know-education/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Morning Roundup: These three colorful candidates want to be governor," Raleigh News & Observer, April 12, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/24317
(cites Harry Payne)
 
"County foreclosures down in 1Q," The Durham Herald-Sun, April 12, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18205739/article-County-foreclosures-down-in-1Q-
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"N.C. jobless benefits on the line," Raleigh News & Observer, April 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/12/1995359/benefits-for-north-carolinas-unemployed.html
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"The tea part fizzles out," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), April 11, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/04/the-tea-party-fizzles-out.html
(Rob Schofield  op-ed)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Democrat video skewers GOP on school funding," Raleigh News & Observer, April 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/11/1993318/democrats-identify-new-gop-war.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Would Also Legally 'Divorce' Some Straight Couples," The New Civil Rights Movement, April 10, http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/anti-gay-marriage-amendment-would-also-legally-divorce-some-straight-couples/politics/2012/04/10/37822
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Beyond Gay Marriage: North Carolina Amendment Carries Massive Implications," Talking Points Memo, April 10, http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/north-carolina-gay-marriage-amendment.php
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Coverage of state and federal budget issues criticized," Burlington Times-News, April 9, http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/news-54245-coverage-federal.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Event at NCCU highlights decreased funding, increased costs at colleges," Chapelboro.com (1360 WCHL), April 8, http://www.chapelboro.com/Event-At-NCCU-Highlights-Decreased-Funding-Increas/12775529
(quotes Jeff Shaw)
 
(Rob Schofield op-ed)
 
"Filling the Gaps in the Tar Heel State," Columbia Journalism Review, April 6, http://www.cjr.org/swing_states_project/filling_the_gaps_in_the_ta.php
(cites Sarah Ovaska)
 
"Jeff Shaw, NC Justice Center, on NC College Funding," Viewpoints (Lockwood Phillips Show), April 5, http://www.wtkf107.com/Audio/viewpoints/20120405viewpointsh1.mp3
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
“Panel says stereotypes led to Trayvon’s death,” The Chronicle (Winston-Salem), April 5, p. 1. (Christopher Hill quoted)
 
"Tuition should follow demand at Carolina," Greensboro News & Record, April 4, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/140942
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"VOICES: Conservatives to the poor: 'Move!'", Facing South (Inst. for Southern Studies blog), April 4, http://southernstudies.org/2012/04/voices-conservatives-to-the-poor-move.html
(Rob Schofield op-ed)
 
"Summary of recent NC newspaper editorials," The Republic, April 3, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/1db94f3913994e9fbe4feb86feb378a8/NC--Editorial-Rdp/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Ross honored by N.C. Justice Center," Duke Law News & Events, April 3, http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=7663&u=11
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Jeff Shaw debates taxation - do you pay enough?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 3, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/04/jeff-shaw-debates-taxation-do-you-pay.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Benton to run NC unemployment benefits office," Bloomberg Business Week, April 2, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9TT0RR81.htm (also at The Ventura County Star, http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/apr/02/benton-to-run-nc-unemployment-benefits-office/)
(cites Harry Payne)
 
"Spinning the lottery," Durham Herald-Sun, April 2, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18084219/article-Spinning-the-lottery
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Privatizing Pre-K hurts rural counties," Charlotte Observer, April 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/02/3139882/privatizing-pre-k-hurts-rural.html
(cites NC Budget & Tax)
 
"The New Poor in North Carolina," Public News Service, April 2, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/25654-1
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"2011 lottery sales in Guilford add up to $85 million," Greensboro News & Record, April 1, http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/03/31/article/2011_lottery_sales_in_guilford_add_up_to_85_million
(cites NC Policy Watch)

Also see clips from March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010October 2010September 2010August 2010, July 2010June 2010May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, October 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009