In the News: September 2010

 September 2010

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"Lottery money spread around," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 30, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2010/sep/30/lottery-money-spread-around-...
(Policy Watch cited)

"Formula change for lottery funds may have cost schools $80m last year," Macon News, Sep. 30, http://www.maconnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10790...
(Sarah Ovaska, Policy Watch cited)

"A few facts to consider," Carrboro Citizen, Sep. 30, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2010/09/30/a-few-facts-to-consider/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Wake Education Partnership President Parrott: Let Student Achievement Determine Assignment Plans," NC Independent, Sep. 30, http://www.americanindependent.com/wake-education-partnership-president-...
(Chris Fitzsimon, Policy Watch cited)

"Lottery segment," Lockwood Phillips Radio Show, NewsTalk 104.1, Sep. 29, no link available.
(Sarah Ovaska interviewed)

"Poverty up in Wilkes since 2007," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, Sep. 29, http://www.journalpatriot.com/fullstory.asp?id=2594
(Louisa Warren and Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"NC's poverty rate grows to 16 percent in 2009," Business Week, Sep. 29, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9IH65U00.htm
(Justice Center cited)

"Number of people living in poverty increases in area," Wilmington Star-News, Sep. 29, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20100928/ARTICLES/100929646/1004?T...
(Louisa Warren and Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Fees from payday settlement sought," Charlotte Observer, Sep. 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/29/1724925/fees-from-payday-set...
(Carlene McNulty quoted)

"NAACP alleges intention racism by Wake School Board," Wilmington Journal, Sep. 29, http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=105445&...
(Justice Center cited)

"Poverty segment," Public Radio East, Sep. 29, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"NC poverty rate goes up in 2009," San Francisco Examiner, Sep. 28, http://www.sfexaminer.com/economy/nc-poverty-rate-goes-up-in-2009-in-kee...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Lottery proceeds only to education," Cherokee Scout editorial, Sep. 28, http://cherokeescout.com/articles/2010/09/28/opinions/doc4ca240875b0a680...
(Sarah Ovaska cited)

"Great Recession makes NC much poorer," Charlotte Observer Daily Views blog, Sep. 28, http://obsdailyviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/great-recession-makes-nc-much-...
(Louisa Warren quoted)

"Designated for classrooms, lottery quickly becoming state's rainy day fund," Wilmington Star-News editorial, Sep. 28, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20100928/ARTICLES/100929669/-1/opi...
(Policy Watch cited)

"Federal jobs program's funding set to expire," Charlotte Post, Sep. 28, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interviewed)

"Report: Support community college to build strong middle class," News 14, Sep. 27, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/local_news/triangle/630864/report--s...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interviewed)

"Community college segment," NBC 17, Sep. 27, no link available.
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interviewed)

"How loudly will money talk in Senate races?" Gaston Gazette, Sep. 27, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/money-51121-takes-lots.html
(Chris Fitsimon cited)

"NAACP sues Wake Schools," Education Week, Sep. 27, http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/09/25/377980ncbusingfuss_ap.html
(AP story, Justice Center cited)

"Think tank says better state incentives needed," Rocky Mount Telegram, Sep. 26, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/think-tank-says-better-state-ince...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota and Jeff Shaw quoted)

"NC lottery increases prize percentage," Lottery Post, Sep. 26, http://www.lotterypost.com/news/221076/1789593
(Policy Watch cited)

"After 16 years, another GOP 'contract,'" WWL TV, Sep. 26, http://www.wwltv.com/news/politics/national/103818954.html
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"After 16 years, another GOP 'contract,'" Times-News, Sep. 26, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20100926/APP/1009261429
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"NAACP files complaint over Wake County schools," Myrtle Beach Sun-News, Sep. 25, http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/09/25/1715056/naacp-chapter-will-announce...
(AP story, Justice Center cited.)

"NAACP files complaint over Wake County schools," WRAL TV, Sep. 25, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/8348916/
(Justice Center cited)

"NAACP files complaint over re-segregation of schools," The Grio, Sep. 25, http://www.thegrio.com/news/naacp-files-complaint-over-resegregation-in-...
(Justice Center cited)

"Health care reform offering much-needed help to rural communities," Public News Service, Sep. 24, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/16128-1
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Unemployment drops in 82 NC counties," Asheville Citizen-Times, Sep. 24, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100924/NEWS/309240059
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"County got unemployment relief, if not heat relief, in August," Times-News, Sep. 24, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/county-37193-relief-august.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Lottery segment," WWNC in Asheville, Sep. 24, no link available.
(Sarah Ovaska interviewed)

"Percentage of lottery proceeds dropping," WRAL TV, Sep. 24, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/8347262/
(Sarah Ovaska interviewed)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 24, no link available. 
(Rob Schofield segment)

"Smaller schools feel the squeeze," Richmond Daily Journal, Sep. 24, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/9655294/article-Smaller-...
(Policy Watch cited)

"Unemployment rate drops in 82 NC counties," Mountain XPress, Sep. 24, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2010/unemployment_rate_drops_in_82_n.c...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 23, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2010/09/what-else-can-be-cut.html. 
(Jeff Shaw and Edwin McLenaghan segment)

"Wettach honored by North Carolina Justice Center," Duke Law News, Sep. 22, http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5595&u=11
(Melinda Lawrence quoted)

"Policy director takes issue with GOP agenda," M2M Politics, Sep. 22, http://intheloop.freedomblogging.com/2010/09/22/policy-director-takes-is...
(Chris Fitzimon quoted)

"Payday lender will return money to ex-customers," News & Observer, Sep. 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/09/22/695272/payday-lender-will-return-...
(Carlene McNulty quoted)

"Payday lender aims to settle NC consumer lawsuit," Associated Press, Sep. 22, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9ICDJ381.htm
(Carlene McNulty quoted. Story ran in Business Week, NBC-17, http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news/story/55443/payday-lender-aims-to-se... )

"Charlotte banks linked to loser of $18m lawsuit," Creative Loafing Charlotte, Sep. 21, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/09/21/charlotte-banks-link...
(Carlene McNulty quoted)

"Hollow promises fail to restore the SBI's credibility," Southern Pines Pilot, Sep. 22, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/sep/22/hollow-promises-fail-to-restore...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Blue Cross to refund $155.8m, reduce rate hike," Charlotte Observer, Sep. 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/21/1707433/blue-cross-will-send...
(Adam Searing quoted, also ran in News & Observer)

"Refunds being sent to some customers," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 21, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2010/sep/21/refunds-being-sent-to-so...
(Adam Searing quoted)

"NC Blue Cross policy holders to get refund," WHKP, Sep. 21, http://www.whkp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4985
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Blue Cross refund segment," WRAL, Sep. 21, no link available.
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Blue Cross refund segment," WTVD, Sep. 21, no link available.
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Blue Cross to give back $155.8m to policyholders," Durham Herald-Sun, Sep. 21, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/9600720/article-Blue-Cross-to-g...
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Payday lender agrees to pay lawsuit plaintiffs," Star-News, Sep. 21, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20100921/ARTICLES/100929920/1005/s...
(Justice Center cited)

"Advance America to pay $18.7m to NC customers," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 21, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/09/20/daily25.html
(Carlene McNulty quoted)

"Payday lender agrees to $18.75 million settlement," News & Observer .Biz Blog, Sep. 21, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/business/payday-lender-agrees-to-1875-mill...
(Justice Center cited)

"'Big Spending' Democrats? Not in NC," Q Notes, Sep. 21, http://goqnotes.com/8419/big-spending-democrats-not-in-n-c/
(Edwin McLenaghan quoted)

"State spending could be lowest in 40 years," Charlotte Observer Daily Views Blog, Sep. 21, http://obsdailyviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/state-spending-could-be-lowest...
(Edwin McLenaghan cited)

"Health Reform Proponents See Hope in Blue Cross Refund to Insurance Customers," Star-News Biz Picture Blog, Sep. 21, http://business.blogs.starnewsonline.com/10909/health-reform-proponents-...
(Justice Center cited)

"NAACP set for legal action against schools," News & Observer, Sep. 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/09/21/693623/naacp-set-for-legal-action...
(Justice Center cited)

"Payday lending segment," East Carolina Public Radio, Sep. 21, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Let's put North Carolina back to work," Asheville Citizen-Times, Sep. 20, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100920/OPINION03/309200003/1006
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"NC Blue Cross to refund $155 million in premiums," Independent Weekly, Sep. 20, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/09/20/nc-blue-cross-to-ref...
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Local Democrats in favor of Arizona election laws?" WWAY TV, Sep. 20, http://www.wwaytv3.com/vote_2010_local_democrats_favor_arizona_immigrati...
(Justice Center cited)

"Mayberry's Sheriff Taylor takes a hit in the polls," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 20, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/well-50914-polls-don.html
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Candidates stay mum on solutions to the budget crisis," Southern Pines Pilot, Sep. 19, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/sep/19/candidates-stay-mum-on-solution...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Gaston apartments struggling to woo renters," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 18, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/renters-50863-apartments-roadside.html
(Justice Center cited)

"Report: More Than One Million North Carolinians Will Benefit From Health Reform," InsuranceNews.net, Sep. 18, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=226168
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Legal strategies to combat resegregation," Independent Weekly, Sep. 17, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/09/17/legal-strategies-for...
(Justice Center cited)

"Poverty rate at 14 percent," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 17, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2010/sep/17/poverty-rate-at-14-ar-402484/
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 17, no link available. 
(Rob Schofield segment)

"Poverty rates on rise," Richmond Daily News, Sep. 16, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/9550027/article-Poverty-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota and Rob Schofield quoted)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 16, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2010/09/poverty-rates-highest-in-years.html.
(Jeff Shaw segment)

"Raleigh group unveils top lobbyists," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 16, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/09/13/daily57.html
(Alfred Ripley cited)

"DREAM Act segment," WPTF radio's evening news with Scott Fitzgerald, Sep. 15, no link available. 
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"GOP expects its own change," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 13, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/gop-50702-year-leaders.html
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 10, no link available. 
(Rob Schofield segment)

“A program at odds with federal immigration powers,” News & Observer, Sep. 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/09/09/670729/a-program-at-odds-with-fed...
(Kathleen Greisbach op-ed)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 9, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2010/09/illegals-with-misdemeanors-ignore...
(Jeff Shaw segment)

“Maybe next year it will be time,” Charlotte Observer, Sep. 8, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/08/1674693/maybe-next-year-it-w...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Mentally ill being warehoused in rest homes, report says,” Pamlico Today, Sep. 8, http://www.pamlicotoday.com/?q=node/1225
(Rob Schofield column)

“State must rethink redistricting,” Cherokee Scout, Sep. 7, http://cherokeescout.com/articles/2010/09/07/opinions/doc4c8695cd4708c97...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Jobs picture mixed," Watauga Democrat, Sep. 7, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/story/Jobs_picture_mixed_id_003689
(BTC cited)

"Fitzsimon accusing school board majority of trying to keep lessers out," News & Observer WakeEd blog, Sep. 7, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/fitzsimon-accusing-school-board-maj...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Governor talking options for state budget," ABC 11, Sep. 3, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7649113
(Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)

"Life vs. Liberty," Greensboro News-Record, Sep. 3, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/09/03/article/editorial_life_vs_...
(Rob Schofield cited in editorial)

"Funding set to expire soon," Richmond County Journal, Sep. 3, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/9381161/article-Funding-...
(Jeff Shaw quoted, Justice Center cited)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 3, no link available. 
(Rob Schofield segment)

"Escalating the accusation that Luddy and Pope are controlling the school board," News & Observer WakeEd blog, Sep. 3, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/escalating-the-accusations-that-lud...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

One-hour segment, The Bill LuMaye show, WPTF radio, Sep. 2, no link available. 
(Jeff Shaw segment)

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