In the News: May 2010

May 2010

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"Unemployment declines in 99 of 100 North Carolina counties," Mountain Xpress, May 29, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2010/unemployment_declines_in_99_of_10...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Blackwell guides call for a 'just budget,'" Rocky Mount Telegram, May 29, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/blackwell-guides-call-just-budget...
(Budget & Tax Center cited)

"Job numbers improve for second straight month," High Point Enterprise, May 29, http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4164485
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Job growth remains stagnant," News & Record, May 29, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/05/28/article/guilford_unemploym...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Jobless rate drops for second straight month," Richmond Daily Journal, May 28, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/7739181/article-Jobless-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Health care reform will save North Carolina's poorest," Durham News, May 28, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/7723760/article-Health-reform-w...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"Expert talks health reform," Mountain Times, May 27, http://www2.mountaintimes.com/watauga_weekly/Expert_talks_health_care_re...
(Adam Linker quoted)

"Fed insurance pool won't overload NC," Creative Loafing, May 26, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/05/26/fed-insurance-pool-w...
(Adam Linker cited)

"Former candidate supports Cunningham, May 26, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/052610-Cunningham-brief-Neal
(NC Policy Watch cited)

One-hour segment, the Bill LuMaye show, WPTF, May 24, no link available.
(Rob Schofield interviewed)

"2010 budget debate brings 2011 into view," WRAL, May 23, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/7652615/
(Chris Fitzsimon cited. AP story, also ran in Business Week: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9FT8AG00.htm)

"Transportation plan = Naziism?" Creative Loafing, May 21, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/05/21/transportation-plan-...
(Justice Center cited)

"Expert on health care legislation to speak Friday," High Country Press, May 20, http://www.highcountrypress.com/weekly/2010/05-20-10/expert-to-speak-on-...
(Adam Linker cited)

"Care for cash," Daily Tar Heel, May 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/content/care-cash
(Adam Linker interviewed)

"For Your Information," State Government Radio, May 20, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/media/audio/052010_For_Your_Informat...
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"House eyes federal money for school changes," WRAL, May 20, http://www.wral.com/news/education/story/7640009/
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Appalachian Regional Healthcare to host unbiased lecture on healthcare," WATA 1450 AM, May 19, http://www.goblueridge.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=...
(Adam Linker cited)

"Controversy over Tedesco invoking Brown v. Board," News & Observer WakeEd blog, May 19, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/controversy-over-john-tedesco-invok...
(Rob Schofield cited)

"What was John Tedesco trying to say?" Independent Weekly blog, May 19, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/05/19/what-was-john-tedesc...
(Rob Schofield cited)

“Senator Kay Hagan on the Gulf oil spill investigation and offshore drilling,” May 18, radio stations in Winston-Salem, Asheville, and Charlotte, no link available.
(NC Policy Watch radio network story)

"North Carolina's new debtor-protection legislation puts the big chill on debt buyers," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, May 17, http://www.dolanmedia.com/view.cfm?recID=594252
(Carlene McNulty quoted)

"NAACP holds meeting over Wake schools diversity policy," News & Observer, May 17, http://www.wral.com/news/education/story/7619400/
(Policy Watch cited)

One-hour segment, the Bill LuMaye show, WPTF, May 17, no link available.
(Rob Schofield interviewed)

"NAACP calls mass meeting in Raleigh on schools crisis," Independent Weekly blog, May 17, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/05/17/monday-7-pm-naacp-ca...
(Policy Watch cited)

“ Brown versus Board of Education Anniversary/ NC NAACP on resegregation,” May 16, radio stations in Winston-Salem, Asheville, and Charlotte, no link available.
(NC Policy Watch radio network story)

"Union opposes proposed roads bill," Charlotte Observer, May 16, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/05/16/1436238/union-opposes-propos...
(Stephen Jackson quoted)

Countdown with Keith Olbermann, May 15, http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2010/05/14/ncs-decaf-tea-party-makes-nati...
(Progressive Pulse blog cited)

"Reform bills don't follow the money," Greensboro News & Record, May 14, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/05/14/article/chris_fitzsimon_re...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"2010 Legislative Preview," Independent Weekly, May 12, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/2010-legislative-preview/Content?oid=14...
(Justice Center cited)

"Fast facts for tracking state budget debate," Durham Herald-Sun, May 11, http://heraldsun.com/bookmark/7382372-Fast-facts-for-tracking-state-budg...
(Rob Schofield column)

"General assembly to hash out state budget," Richmond Daily Journal, May 11, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story_home/7408413/article-Gen...
(Justice Center cited)

"Lottery is replacement, not addition is state budgets," WRAL, May 10, http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/7561544/
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

One-hour segment, the Bill LuMaye show, WPTF, May 10, no link available.
(Rob Schofield interviewed)

"Political Connections: Health Care Reform in Depth," News 14, May 9, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/625629/political-connections--health...
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Wake schools open meeting segment," WPTF morning news with Scott Fitzgerald, May 7, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Suit challenges diversity vote," News & Observer, May 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/05/07/471015/suit-challenges-diversity-...
(Justice Center cited)

"Does 'Open Meetings' law mean Wake school board meetings must be open?" Independent Weekly, May 6, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/05/06/does-open-meetings-l...
(Justice Center cited, Erin Byrd quoted)

"Group files lawsuit against Wake School Board," NBC 17, May 6, http://wake.mync.com/site/Wake/news/story/51258/group-files-lawsuit-agai...
(Justice Center cited)

"Lawsuit filed against Wake School Board," News & Observer, May 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/05/06/470331/lawsuit-filed-against-wake...
(Justice Center cited)

"Loan companies ask for higher customer fees and interest rates," Mecklenburg Times, May 6, http://mecktimes.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/loan-companies-ask-for-custome...
(Al Ripley quoted)

"Wake schools open meeting segment," WPTF, May 6, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Wake School Board sued over meetings," WTVD, May 6, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7426701
(Justice Center cited)

"Breaking news: Wake school board named in lawsuit," WRAL, May 6, http://www.wral.com/news/education/story/7555840/.
(Justice Center's Open Records Act lawsuit cited)

"Perdue's budget 'reasonable, painful,' NC Justice Center says," Independent Weekly, May 6, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/blogs/Section?oid=1273053
(BTC, NC Justice Center cited)

"Runoff called for Senate," Winston-Salem Journal, May 5, http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/may/05/runoff-called-for-senate/
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"5 Things to Remember About the Budget," Durham Herald-Sun, May 4, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/7282579/article-Five-things-to-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Election segment, WPTF, May 4, no link available.
(Chris Fitzsimon interviewed)

One-hour segment, the Bill LuMaye show, WPTF, May 3, no link available.
(Rob Schofield interviewed) 

"Zebulon racial profiling segment," WPTF, May 3, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Perdue's peculiar choices," News-Record, May 2, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/29/article/chris_fitzsimon_pe...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Rights groups petition Wake school board," News & Observer, May 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/05/01/462063/rights-groups-petition-boa...
(Justice Center cited)

"Groups accuse Zebulon police of racial profilling," WRAL, May 1, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/7525932/
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Police accused of stalking church," Myrtle Beach Sun-News, May 1, http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/05/01/1451130/police-accused-of-stalking-...
(Justice Center cited)

"The misguided nuclear revival," Richmond County Journal, May 1, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story_home/7251209/article-The...
(Rob Schofield column)

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