In the News

September 2017

Also see clips from August 2017, July 2017, June 2017, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, and March 2009-December 2016.

"Our Opinion: Wilson utility late fees should help customers, not pad city slush fund," Wilson Times, September 30, http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/our-opinion-wilson-utility-late-fees-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Observer’s child abuse forum a success," Fayetteville Observer, September 30, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170930/observers-child-abuse-forum-suc...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"State's education policy to be debate topic," Hickory Record, September 30, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/business/state-s-education-policy-to-b...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

"Jobless rate remains unchanged," Rocky Mount Telegram, September 29, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/09/29/Jobless-rate-unchanged...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"This Week In NC Politics: Failed Obamacare Repeal, NFL Protests, And Lawmakers Return To Raleigh," WUNC, September 29, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-failed-obamacare-repeal-nfl-protes...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"N.C. legislators to talk film grant future, aiming to ease industry uncertainty," Triangle Business Journal, September 29, https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/09/28/n-c-legislators-to-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Judicial redistricting, money for filmmakers could be on NC legislature’s agenda ," Raleigh News & Observer, September 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Durham school board prepared to 'fight,' won't let state 'take away our schools'," WRAL, September 28, http://www.wral.com/durham-school-board-prepared-to-fight-won-t-let-stat...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Approach to disaster relief funding is in need of drastic change," Jefferson Post, September 28, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8906/approach-to-disaster-relief-fu...
(Brian Kennedy column)

"Schools must get kids moving," Richmond County Daily Journal, September 28, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/76028/schools-must-get-k...
(NC Policy Watch column)

"1.2M NC Drivers Lost Their License For Failure To Show Up To Court Or Pay Fees," WUNC, September 28, http://wunc.org/post/12m-nc-drivers-lost-their-license-failure-show-cour...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"NC is no model for US tax cuts," Raleigh News & Observer, September 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article175887246.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Parish Tees Up Golf Fund Raiser," Caswell Messenger, September 27, http://www.caswellmessenger.com/news/article_4d3425f2-a398-11e7-b2d8-175...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Plan would push several Cumberland County judges out of office." Fayetteville Observer, September 27, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170927/plan-would-push-several-cumberl...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"General Assembly to reconsider 'legal notice' bill next week," Greensboro News & Record, September 27, http://www.greensboro.com/news/government/general-assembly-to-reconsider...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"More than 100 take part in poverty simulation," Fayetteville Observer, September 27, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170927/more-than-100-take-part-in-pove...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"1 in 9 licensed NC drivers suspended, but not for bad driving," WRAL, September 26, http://www.wral.com/one-in-9-licensed-nc-drivers-suspended-but-not-for-b...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Amazon’s job promises bring out skeptics," Raleigh News & Observer, September 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article175259491.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Former Richmond County first responders share memories of Imperial Foods disaster at book event in Southern Pines," Richmond County Daily Journal, September 25, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/75955/former-richmond-county-first-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Target joins retailer trend of raising minimum wage to at least $11 an hour," Winston-Salem Journal, September 25, http://www.journalnow.com/business/target-joins-retailer-trend-of-raisin...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Meet new bill, same as old bill," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, September 25, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170925/meet-new-bill-same-as-ol... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/75901/new-health-care-bi...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Minority businesses face challenges," Rocky Mount Telegram, September 23, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/09/23/Minority-businesses-fa...
(quotes William Munn)

"Deaths point to crisis in NC’s child welfare system," Gaston Gazette, September 23, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20170923/deaths-point-to-crisis-in-ncs... (also at Jacksonville Daily News: http://www.jdnews.com/news/20170923/deaths-point-to-crisis-in-ncs-child-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"GOP continues to elect judges who will stifle voting rights," Raleigh News & Observer, September 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article174851586.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The war on the poor continues," Winston-Salem Journal, September 22, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-war-on-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Reynolds Foundation awards grants to groups helping immigrants," Winston-Salem Journal, September 22, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/reynolds-foundation-awards-grants-t...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"Workers in the Triangle say paid parental leave needed. A bill in Congress could help," Raleigh News & Observer, September 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article174786416.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Poverty rate improves a bit across NC," Winston-Salem Chronicle, September 21, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/09/poverty-rate-improves-bit-across-n-c/
(cites Alexandra Sirota)

"NC loses with Cassidy-Graham," The Robesonian, September 21, http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/102993/nc-loses-with-cassidy-graham (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-new-health-care-bill-..., Hickory Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/opinion-new-health-care-bill-is-a-now-..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8864/new-health-care-bill-is-a-now-...)
(Chris Fiitzsimon column)

"Republicans make another attempt to repeal ACA," The Daily Tar Heel, September 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/republicans-make-another-att...
(quotes Ciara Zachary)

"The testing debate," The Carolinians, September 20, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/09/20/the-testing-debate/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Shortage of basic school supplies demonstrates legislature’s failure to invest ," Jefferson Post, September 20, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8798/shortage-of-basic-school-suppl...
(Kris Nordstrom column)

"Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Provides $100,000 To Assist DACA Recipients ," WFMY, September 19,  http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/z-smith-reynolds-foundation-provides...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Local organizations receive Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation grants to respond to termination of DACA ," Mountain Xpress, September 19, https://mountainx.com/blogwire/local-organizations-receive-z-smith-reyno...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Website that promoted anti-Semitic article on NC attorney general will be sold," Raleigh News & Observer, September 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl... (also at the Durham Herald-Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/state/article174463386.html)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC oil and gas panel to meet despite agency warning," WRAL, September 18, http://www.wral.com/nc-oil-and-gas-panel-to-meet-despite-agency-warning/... (also at Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article174019831.html, The State: http://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article174019831..., Wichita Eagle: http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article174019831.html, Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2017/09/19/nc-oil-and-gas-panel-..., Alva Review-Courier: http://www.alvareviewcourier.com/story/2017/09/17/interesting-items/n-ca..., Winston Salem-Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/nc-oil-and-gas-panel-to-meet..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/news/north_carolina/nc-oil-and-gas-panel-to-me..., Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article17..., U.S. News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2017-09-..., Burlington Times-News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20170919/nc-oil-and-gas-panel-to-meet-d..., Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/18/n-carolina-oil-and-gas-p...,
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Poverty continues to cast shadow," Jefferson Post, September 18, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/8784/poverty-continues-to-cast-shadow
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Elimination of DACA could hurt Ashe County’s economy," Jefferson Post, September 16, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/8781/elimination-of-daca-could-hurt-as...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Anti-Semitic article on NC attorney general draws attention to a group that shared the link ," Charlotte Observer, September 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article1735578... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...)
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"This Week In NC Politics: Judicial Redistricting, Unaffiliated Voters and Charlotte Primary," WUNC, September 15, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-judicial-redistricting-unaffiliate...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Census figures: Poverty remains a roadblock," Greensboro News & Record, September 14, http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/census-figures-poverty-remains...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Inside Carolinas HealthCare-UNC Healthcare union: Who benefits?" Triangle Business Journal, September 14, https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/09/14/cover-story-inside-...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low," Jefferson Post, September 14, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8762/process-at-the-general-assembl...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Two new chemicals found in Cape Fear River," The Carolinian, September 13, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/09/13/two-new-chemicals-found-in-cape-fe...
(cites Lisa Sorg)

"Rate of uninsured North Carolinians reaches historic low in 2016," Winston-Salem Journal, September 13, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/rate-of-uninsured...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Imperial plant fire ‘a story worth telling’," Richmond County Daily Journal, September 13, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/75735/imperial-plant-fire-a-story-w...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Budget Cuts Continue for NC Education," The Carolinian, September 13, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/09/13/budget-cuts-continue-for-nc-educat...
(cites Billy Ball)

"Rate of uninsured North Carolinians reaches historic low in 2016," Winston Salem-Journal, September 12, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/rate-of-uninsured...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Removing Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Americans with Criminal Records Is Focus of New Multistate Initiative," eNews Park Forest, September 12, https://enewspf.com/2017/09/12/removing-barriers-economic-opportunity-am... (also at WBIW: http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2017/09/emoving-barriers-to-economic-o...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"How DACA repeal is directly affecting student recipients," NC State Technician, September 11, http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_14bfc99a-9751-11e7-bf2f-0ba...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"DACA order a bad dream for the economy," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, September 11, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170911/daca-order-bad-dream-for...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Public schools see more erosion of state," Greensboro News & Record, September 8, http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/mark-jewell-public-schools-see...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"This Week In NC Politics: Hurricane Preparedness, GenX, And The End Of DACA," WUNC, September 8, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-hurricane-preparedness-genx-and-en...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Trump’s DACA order could harm our economy," Winston-Salem Journal, September 8, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/rob-schofield-trump-s-daca-...
(Rob Schofield column)

"First steps of poverty reduction initiative announced," Fayetteville Observer, September 6, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170906/first-steps-of-poverty-reductio...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC lawmakers asked the public to comment on political maps. Here’s the response they got," Raleigh News & observer, September 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"'We'll be ripped away from our country': End of protections for immigrants sparks criticism," Winston-Salem Journal, September 6, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/north-carolina-agencies-criticize-t...
(cites IRRP)

"Nearly a year after Matthew, hurricanes hit close to home ... again," The Daily Tar Heel, September 5, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/nearly-a-year-after-matthew-...
(quotes Brian Kennedy)

"Trump orders end to program protecting immigrant 'dreamers'," WRAL, September 5, http://www.wral.com/trump-s-decision-on-young-immigrants-could-begin-gop...
(cites IRRP)

"'Durham Is All I Know': DACA Recipients, Supporters Rally in Durham," Indy Week, September 5, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/09/05/durham-is-all-i-know-d...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Protesters vow to fight Trump decision to rescind DACA program," Raleigh News & Observer, September 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article171321012.html
(features Dani Moore)

"Middle class is disappearing, especially for Millennials," Salisbury Post, September 5, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/09/05/middle-class-is-disappearing-esp...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Editorial: Safe drinking water is a basic duty," Burlington Times-News, September 4, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20170904/editorial-safe-drinking-wat...
(cites Lisa Sorg)

"Groups to gather in Asheville to support DACA," Mountain Xpress, September 4, https://mountainx.com/blogwire/groups-to-gather-in-asheville-to-support-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Lawmakers protect themselves, illegal districts," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, September 3, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170903/lawmakers-protect-themse...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"This Week In NC Politics: Maps, Plastic Bags, And GenX," WUNC, September 1, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-maps-plastic-bags-and-genx#stream/0
(Rob Schofield interview)

Also see clips from August 2017, July 2017 June 2017, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, and March 2009-December 2016.