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  • North Carolina Telemedicine Startup Filling In Health Care Gaps

    RelyMD, a telehealth company founded in 2015 by an independent emergency physician group in North Carolina, is expediting access to health care across the state. In a matter of minutes, patients can connect via a computer, smartphone, or tablet to receive treatment from one of RelyMD’s board-certified physicians. The startup is part of…
    Katherine Restrepo, July 21, 2017, 282 words
  • “If the community of scholars can span regimes as diverse as China, India, and Iran, surely it can make room for North Carolina.”

    That’s my favorite line from a new Bloomberg piece by Virginia Postrel. In it, she takes California to task for its ill-conceived ban on travel to states with politically incorrect bathroom policies. If you’re as tired as I am of social justice warriors using North Carolina as a scape-goat, you’ll enjoy the whole thing,…
    Jon Guze, July 21, 2017, 415 words
  • Raleigh horning in on Charlotte’s MLS bid

    Maybe I missed it, but it seems like Raleigh– all of a sudden– is making its own bid for an MLS franchise—complete with stadium—as Charlotte is still figuring out if it will be able to put its government funding package together. But just in case, Charlotte-area legislators are…
    Sam Hieb, July 21, 2017, 348 words
  • A plea for anti-radical Muslims to distinguish themselves

    Dan McLaughlin uses a National Review Online column to urge action from Muslims who oppose the radical actors perpetrating attacks on the West. A common complaint you hear these days, especially on the right, is that “moderate” Muslims do nothing to oppose or denounce radical Islam and jihadist…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2017, 328 words
  • National Review takes aim at civil asset forfeiture

    Like the experts quoted earlier this week in a Carolina Journal Online report, editors at National Review Online are raising objections to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan for expanding use of civil asset forfeiture. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should reconsider his plan to expand the use of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2017, 197 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina’s state elections and ethics board will remain vacant, and current staffers will keep working, as the governor and legislative leaders prepare for an appearance before the state Supreme Court next month. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal explores schools’ growing…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2017, 52 words
  • The frustration of “explaining” an answer on a math test

    This page is from a first-grade math test administered in a North Carolina public school.  At first, it may prompt a chuckle and a thumbs-up for a kiddo who has already learned what it means to “stick it to the man.” But think of how frustrating it must be for…
    Terry Stoops, July 20, 2017, 110 words
  • August session could bring NC a stronger red-tape reduction effort

    If the General Assembly takes up a reform of the state's sunset with periodic review that passed both chambers, it would bring more scrutiny of agency rules over time.
    Jon Sanders, July 20, 2017, 189 words
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