In the News

November 2017

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

"Two UNC Center for Civil Rights staff members abruptly terminated amid Center shutdown," The Daily Tar Heel, November 30, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/11/haddix-dorosin-ccr-1130
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“N.C. Takes Over Medicaid Managed Care Group for Misusing Funds,” Bloomberg Law: BNA’s Health Care Daily Report. November 30, https://www.bna.com/health-care-daily-p6781/
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Just 15 days left to sign up for ACA insurance," Smoky Mountain News, November 30, https://www.thesmokymountaintimes.com/news/just-15-days-left-sign-aca-in...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"NC scientist tapped as Trump adviser quits DEQ, sees ‘politicization of science and law’ ," Raleigh News & Observer, November 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Consider ripple effect of economic development," The Mountaineer, November 29, http://www.themountaineer.com/opinion/editorials/consider-ripple-effect-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A Small Team inside Durham’s City Hall Is Tackling the Big Challenge of Residents Returning from Incarceration," Indy Week, November 29, https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/a-small-team-inside-durhams-city-hall-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Holidays present opportunities to give," Jefferson Post, November 28, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/9424/holidays-present-opportunities-to...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Giving Tuesday is ‘leftist’ idea, conservative NC think tank says," Raleigh News & Observer, November 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article186846068.html (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article186846068.html, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20171129/is-giving-tuesday-is-8216le...)
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Tax plans to affect housing, nonprofits, historic buildings and your bill," Asheville Citizen-Times, November 25, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/11/25/tax-plans-affec...
(quotes Luis Toledo)

"An independent judiciary is under siege in Washington and NC," Raleigh News & Observer, November 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article186355103.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The sound of silence: Judges all but muzzled in complaints against lawmakers," The Mountaineer, November 24, http://www.themountaineer.com/opinion/columns/the-sound-of-silence-judge...
(Melissa Boughton column)

"Our View: A plan for a head-on collision with poverty," Fayetteville Observer, November 23, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/20171123/our-view-plan-for-head-on-co...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"The radical Trumpcare scam hidden in the Senate tax reform bill," Jefferson Post, November 22, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9413/the-radical-trumpcare-scam-hid...
(Brendan Riley column)

"Letters to the Editor: Downtown Hickory parking – ‘What the heck?’," Hickory Daily Record, November 22, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/letters-to-the-editor-downtown-hickory...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Déjà vu: Another tax plan for the rich," Jefferson Post, November 22, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9401/dj-vu-another-tax-plan-for-the... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/77310/another-tax-plan-f...)
(Alexandra Sirota column)

"Winners and losers in the tax bill," Smoky Mountain News, November 22, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion/item/21236-winners-and-losers-i...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Capital Tonight: Nov. 11," Spectrum News, November 22, http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/capital-tonight-show/2017/...
 (Rob Schofield interview)

"Inside Politics: Democrat Dan McCready far ahead in 9th District primary," Fayetteville Observer, November 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171119/inside-politics-democrat-dan-mc...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"This Week In NC Politics: Advocacy On The State Supreme Court, Legislative Maps And An EPA Nominee," WUNC, November 17, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-advocacy-state-supreme-court-legis...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Alamance Scene: Local events," Burlington Times-News, November 16, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20171116/alamance-scene-local-events
(cites Melissa Bouhgton)

"Susan Ladd: Former judges say N.C. judiciary is under siege," Greensboro News & Record, November 16, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-former-judges-say...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Women’s Fund awards nearly $157,000 in grants," Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 16, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/11/womens-fun-awards-nearly-157000-grants/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Farmworkers, Civil Rights Groups Sue State Over Law," Public News Service, November 16, http://publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-16/livable-wages-working-families/f...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Farm Workers Challenge N.C. Law," Goldsboro Daily News, November 16, http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2017/11/16/farm-workers-challenge-n-c...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Union sues North Carolina over law stripping rights from 100,000 farmworkers ," Southern Poverty Law Center, November 15, https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/11/15/union-sues-north-carolina-over...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Farmworker union challenges N.C. law restricting dues checkoffs, legal settlements," Reuters, November 15, https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-employment-unions/farmworker-union-c...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

“The Farm Labor Organizing Committee Sues Governor Cooper on Behalf of Farmworkers, Saying a New State Law Is Discriminatory,” Indy Week, November 15, https://www.indyweek.com/food/archives/2017/11/15/the-farm-labor-organiz...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Suit Seeks to Stop New Union Limits Around Farm Operations,” U.S. News & World Report, November 15, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2017-11-... (also at WSOC: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/north-carolina/suit-seeks-to-stop-new-union-l..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/suit-seeks-to-stop-new-union-limits-in-n-carolina-fa...,
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

“North Carolina Is Trying to Destroy the State’s Only Farmworkers Union. We’re Suing.,” ACLU Blog, November 15, https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/north-carolina-trying-destroy-stat...  
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Demandan a Carolina del Norte por una ley que prohíbe sindicatos agrícolas," El Economista America, November 15, http://www.eleconomistaamerica.com/economia-eAm/noticias/8747442/11/17/D...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Cooper appoints the Governor's Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education," Stanly News & Press, November 15, http://www.thesnaponline.com/gallery/state-cooper-appoints-the-governor-...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Toledo-based FLOC sues North Carolina over anti-union farm law," Toledo Blade, November 15, http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2017/11/15/Toledo-based-FLOC-sues-Nort...
(NC Justice Center)

"Does NC law block Latino farmworkers from unions? Question goes to court.," Raleigh News & Observer, November 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Fitzsimon leaving NC Policy Watch to spread effort elsewhere,” WRAL, November 13, http://www.wral.com/fitzsimon-leaving-nc-policy-watch-to-spread-effort-e... (also at Chapelboro: http://chapelboro.com/news/state-news/fitzsimon-leaving-nc-policy-watch-..., US News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2017-11-...)
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

“Trump distances himself from Ed Gillespie after loss in Virginia governor's race,” Click Lancashire News, November 13, http://clicklancashire.com/2017/11/13/trump-distances-himself-from-ed-gi...  
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

“Some concerned about new developments and growth in Apex,” WNCN, November 11, http://wncn.com/2017/11/11/some-in-apex-want-new-developments-and-growth...  
(cites Nicole Dozier)

“This Week In NC Politics: Progressive Candidates Fare Well In Local Elections,” WUNC, November 10, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-progressive-candidates-fare-well-l...  
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Former DEQ leaders on paid leave after Trump administration appointment," WRAL, November 10, http://www.wral.com/mccrory-era-deq-leaders-on-leave-after-trump-adminis...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“NC DEQ scientist tapped as Trump adviser. Now he’s on investigative leave,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...  
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“An ominous evening for Republicans in North Carolina,” Jefferson Post, November 10, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9302/an-ominous-evening-for-republi... (also at Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/11/08/chris-fitzsimon-an-ominous-eveni..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-an-ominous-evening-fo..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/76998/an-ominous-evening..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-an-ominous-... )
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Many judicial changes may be coming,” Greensboro News & Record, November 9, http://www.greensboro.com/townnews/politics/many-judicial-changes-may-be...
(cites Melissa Boughton)

“Town hall meeting in Fayetteville to protest big changes to how judges are elected,” Fayetteville Observer, November 9, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171109/town-hall-meeting-in-fayettevil...
(cites Rick Glazier)

“Update: Paid leave for DEQ leaders on hiatus after Trump administration appointment,” WRAL, November 9,
http://www.wral.com/mccrory-era-deq-leaders-on-leave-after-trump-adminis...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“GOP leader alleges ‘corruption’ over maps,” Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 8, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/11/gop-leader-alleges-corruption-maps/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Civil liberties advocates wary of campus free speech bill,” The Carolinian, November 8, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/11/08/civil-liberties-advocates-wary-of-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Why are legislative leaders so afraid of fairer elections?” Jefferson Post, November 8, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9287/why-are-legislative-leaders-so... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20171106/why-are-they-afraid-of-f..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/townnews/politics/chris-fitzsimon-why-is-the-g..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-why-are-leg...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“The war over NC's Innovative School District,” WRAL, November 7, http://www.wral.com/the-war-over-nc-s-innovative-school-district/17096971/  
(cites Kris Nordstrom)

“Let’s give fair elections a shot,” The Robesonian, November 7, http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/104515/lets-give-fair-elections-a-shot
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy holds health care symposium,” Charlotte Weekly, November 7, http://thecharlotteweekly.com/news/2017/11/charlotte-center-for-legal-ad...  
(cites Brendan Riley)

"Be wary of those ACA health plans that don’t charge a monthly premium ," Raleigh News & Observer, November 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article183060066.html
(quotes Brendan Riley)

“Talk of appropriate pay for teachers stirs up a lively debate,” Blue Ridge Now, November 4, http://www.blueridgenow.com/opinion/20171104/talk-of-appropriate-pay-for... (also at Independent Tribune: http://www.independenttribune.com/opinion/columnists/teacher-pay-deserve...)
(cites Kris Nordstrom)

"Future of free-market health reforms uncertain, experts say," Bladen Journal, November 3, http://www.bladenjournal.com/news/14971/future-of-free-market-health-ref...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Charlotte: Church Bazaar, Center Symposium," QNotes, November 3, https://goqnotes.com/55112/charlotte-church-bazaar-center-symposium/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bar set too low on NC hog waste," Raleigh News & Observer, November 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article182418311.html
(quotes Lisa Sorg)

"Why are legislators afraid of fairer elections?," Richmond County Daily Journal, November 2, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/76840/why-are-legislator... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-why-are-leg...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Open Enrollment Begins for Covered California," Stock News Press, November 2, http://stocknewspress.com/2017/11/02/open-enrollment-begins-for-covered-...
(cites HAP)

"Letters to the Editor," Winston-Salem Chronicle, November 2, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/11/letters-editor-16/
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"ACA open enrollment for health insurance begins with confusion in the air," Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/aca-open-enrollment-for-health-insu...
(cites HAP)

"Heads up! Shortened health exchange open enrollment begins today," Public News Service, November 1, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-01/health-issues/heads-up-short...
(cites Brendan Riley)

"Is It a Big Deal That Apex Town Council Candidate Graham Wilson Was a Prominent Defender of HB 2?," Indy Week, November 1, https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/is-it-a-big-deal-that-apex-town-counci...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Make no mistake: Trump decision spurred Blue Cross Blue Shield rate hike," Jefferson Post, November 1, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/9233/make-no-mistake-trump-decision...
(Brendan Riley column)

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