In the News

September 2018

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"Several amendments especially bad for education," Salisbury Post, September 30, https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/09/30/james-carter-several-amendments...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"In New Bern, North Carolina, residents say Hurricane Florence made housing crisis worse," NBC News, September 29, https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-bern-north-carolina-residents-s... (also at: https://www.wxxv25.com/2018/09/29/residents-living-in-unsafe-unsanitary-..., KADN: https://kadn.com/new-bern-north-carolina-residents-say-hurricane-florenc...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Drug rehab patients demand back wages after being sent to work for free," Reveal News, September 28, https://www.revealnews.org/blog/drug-rehab-patients-demand-back-wages-af...
(cites NC Justice lawsuit)

"Not diverse enough? One of NC's oldest charter schools wants more low-income students," Raleigh News & Observer, September 28, http://amp.newsobserver.com/news/local/article219121295.html
(quotes Kris Nordstrom

"This Week In NC Politics: Sexual Harassment Allegations In DC And A Toss-Up Midterm Race," WUNC, September 28, http://www.wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-sexual-harassment-allegations-...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Federal Court Victory for Migrant Farmworkers Protects Their Right to Organize," ACLU of NC Blog, September 28, https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/federal-court-victory-migrant-farm...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Groups in Salisbury to educate voters about constitutional amendments," Salisbury Post, September 28, https://m.salisburypost.com/2018/09/28/groups-stop-in-salisbury-to-educa...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"¿Saben que beneficios de FEMA hay para inquilinos e inmigrantes ante el paso de un desastre natural?," Univision, September 27, https://www.facebook.com/SandyMarinTV/videos/237685110236701/
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Commentary: Details of what the photo ID amendment will cost," Winston-Salem Chronicle, September 27, http://www.wschronicle.com/2018/09/commentary-details-of-what-the-photo-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Proponen trabas para legalización de inmigrantes con escasos recursos," La Noticia, September 26, http://www.lanoticia.com/proponen-trabas-para-legalizacion-de-inmigrante...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Cómo y a quiénes afectarían cambios al concepto de Carga Pública," QuePasa, September 26, https://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/carolina-del-norte/como-y-a...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Duke Will No Longer Ask Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime," Indy Week, September 26, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2018/09/26/duke-will-no-longer-as...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fact-checking …," Laurinburg Exchange, September 26, https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/18511/fact-checking
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"What are politicians saying about Hurricane Florence?," Raleigh News & Observer, September 25, https://www.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article218748375.html (also at Emergency Management: http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/What-are-Politicians-Saying-About-Hur...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"So many questions in need of answers," Up and Coming Weekly, September 24, https://www.upandcomingweekly.com/views/5385-so-many-questions-in-need-o...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Federal court blocks North Carolina law that stripped rights from farmworkers," Southern Poverty Law Center, September 21, https://www.splcenter.org/news/2018/09/21/federal-court-blocks-north-car...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"This Week In NC Politics: Hurricane Florence Recovery," WUNC, September 21, http://www.wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-hurricane-florence-recovery#st...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Judge Blocks NC Law Limiting Union Activity by Farm Workers," Courthouse News, September 21, https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-blocks-nc-law-limiting-union-activi...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Toledo-based union relieved after judge blocks North Carolina's Farm Act," Toledo Blade, September 20, http://www.toledoblade.com/news/Politics/2018/09/20/Toledo-based-union-r...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Court temporarily blocks anti-union law in North Carolina, but fight isn’t over for farm workers," Raleigh News & Observer, September 20, https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article218745415.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State Board of Elections Fighting Subpoenas Requested By Federal Government," The Carolinian, September 20, https://carolinianuncg.com/2018/09/20/state-board-of-elections-fighting-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Judge Blocks Law That Stops Farmworker Union Activities," US News & World Report, September 20, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2018-09-... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: https://www.journalnow.com/z-no-digital/state-briefs/article_ce9f0f8d-3a..., The State: https://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article21876110..., Raleigh News & Observer: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article218761100.html, Virginian-Pilot: https://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/north-carolina/article_3b8f9cc..., AP News: https://apnews.com/12718b0bfec149949830f930e701086d, Progress News: http://www.theprogressnews.com/judge-blocks-law-that-stops-farmworker-un..., Kentucky New Era: http://www.kentuckynewera.com/article_4d126dda-2590-5928-83c8-07101d27c9..., Morganton News Herald: https://www.morganton.com/news/state/ap/judge-blocks-law-that-stops-farm..., Lancaster Farming: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/associated_press/judge-blocks-law-..., Argus-Press: https://www.argus-press.com/news/state_news/article_c9111d8d-85c8-5115-a..., WRAL: https://www.wral.com/judge-blocks-law-that-stops-farmworker-union-activi..., Ekklesia: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/26842, WSOC: https://www.wsoctv.com/news/north-carolina/judge-blocks-law-that-stops-f..., Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-nc--farm-labor-lawsuit-2018092..., Herald-Standard: https://www.heraldstandard.com/news/state/judge-blocks-law-that-stops-fa..., Houston Chronicle: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Judge-blocks-law-that-stops-farmworke...)
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

"Progressive Takeover Endorses Anita Earls for NC Supreme Court," The Carolinian, September 20, https://carolinianuncg.com/2018/09/20/progressive-takeover-endorses-anit...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"North Carolina Farmworkers Win the Right to Keep Union Dues Collection," Payday Report, September 20, http://paydayreport.com/north-carolina-farmworkers-win-the-right-to-keep...
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

"North Carolina’s poorest citizens miss out on economic comeback," Charlotte Post, September 19, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2018/09/19/local-state/north-caroli...
(quotes Brian Kennedy)

"Right here’s what the closing of Family Greenback’s headquarters methodology across Charlotte," Newsline, September 19, https://newsline.com/2018/09/19/right-heres-what-the-closing-of-family-g...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"In Durham, McDonald’s Workers, Activists Protest Allegedly Pervasive Sexual Harassment," Indy Week, September 19, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2018/09/19/in-durham-mcdonalds-wo...
(cites Carol Brooke)

"Here’s what the closing of Family Dollar’s headquarters means across Charlotte," Charlotte Observer, September 18, https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article218593280.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Florence live updates: Deadly storm weakens to tropical depression," WFTV, September 14, https://www.wftv.com/news/local/florence-live-updates-deadly-storm-weake...
(cites Lisa Sorg)

"A need for paid family leave," The Robesonian, September 13, https://www.robesonian.com/opinion/115335/a-need-for-paid-family-leave
(Allan Freyer column)

"Equitable Hiring luncheon teaches employers about hiring previous offenders," Salisbury Post, September 13, https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/09/13/equitable-hiring-luncheon-teach...
(cites Daniel Bowes)

"State moving hundreds of prisoners ahead of Florence," WRAL, September 11, https://www.wral.com/state-moving-hundreds-of-prisoners-ahead-of-florenc...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Women’s Summit comes to Asheville Nov. 10," Mountain Xpress, September 11, https://mountainx.com/blogwire/nc-womens-summit-comes-to-asheville-nov-10/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Incarceration: A closer look at prisons," Salisbury Post, September 10, https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/09/10/incarceration-a-closer-look-at-...
(Clayton Henkel column)

"NC superintendent accuses board of being 'petty,' 'hostile' as members urge him to be more transparent," WRAL, September 9, https://www.wral.com/nc-superintendent-accuses-board-of-being-petty-host...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"INSIDE POLITICS: Voters know little about plans to amend NC Constitution," Fayetteville Observer, September 9, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180909/inside-politics-voters-know-lit...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Virtual charter schools in NC are still low performing. Are they improving, or failing?" Raleigh News & Observer, September 8, https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article217951315.html  (also at Winston-Salem Journal: https://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/virtual-charter-schools-in-...)
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

"INSIDE POLITICS: Committees to investigate governor’s hurricane, pipeline actions," Fayetteville Observer, September 8, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180908/inside-politics-committees-to-i...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"The Week in Public Finance: Do Income Tax Caps Only Benefit the Wealthy?," Governing, September 7, http://www.governing.com/week-in-finance/gov-finance-income-tax-cap-nort...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Immigration agents are not visiting UNC-Chapel Hill campus, ICE says," Raleigh News & Observer, September 7, https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article217849450.html (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20180907/ice-will-not-visit-unc)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"This Week In NC Politics: A Records Request, Referendum Questions And SCOTUS Hearings," WUNC, September 7, http://www.wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-records-request-referendum-que...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"North Carolina’s schools superintendent just raised a huge red flag about a suspicious purchase he made," Charlotte Observer, September 6, https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article217910865.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Wooten says blocked Medicaid affected half a million North Carolinians and veterans," Politifact, September 5, https://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2018/sep/05/jd-woot...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fact check: Has refusing Medicaid expansion cost veterans? Candidate is on right track," Durham Herald-Sun, September 5, https://www.heraldsun.com/news/politics-government/article217865170.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina editorial roundup," Wichita Eagle, September 5, https://www.kansas.com/news/business/article217862235.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"‘They’re not paying enough.’ Charlotte employers struggle with worker shortage.," Charlotte Observer, September 4, https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article215760865.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Six expungement outreach sessions scheduled," The Robesonian, September 4, https://www.robesonian.com/news/115036/six-expungement-outreach-sessions...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Some talented minority politicians in NC are ready to lead," Raleigh News & Observer, September 3, https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article217580765.html (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune, September 3, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20180903/nc-politics-has-diversit..., Salisbury Post: https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/09/04/nc-has-diversity-problem/, Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/Columnists/2018/09/05/NC-politics-has-..., Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2018/09/05/NC-politics-has-a-diversity-pr..., Sanford Herald: http://www.sanfordherald.com/opinion/local_columns/some-talented-minorit...)
(cites Luis Toledo)

"Oppose the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States," The Leadership Conference, September 3, https://civilrights.org/oppose-the-confirmation-of-brett-kavanaugh-to-th...
(cites NC Justice Center)

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