Gov. Roy Cooper (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper continuing to block Republican-led legislation during the COVID-19 crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should avoid policies that keep workers sidelined.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2020
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    Graphing COVID: Deaths and known cases

    We're testing more, we're finding more cases, and we're finding more asymptomatic and barely symptomatic cases, so therefore we're witnessing a falling proportion of cases that are deadly. As of today, the average deaths per day is half of where it was on June 2.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2020
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    Reopening North Carolina Schools: What Will Gov. Roy Cooper Do?

    On the latest NC SPIN, Donna Martinez of the John Locke Foundation talks with host Brad Crone about why Gov. Roy Cooper failed to announce last week — as had been promised — a plan to reopen North Carolina public schools. Martinez begins by noting that Gov. Roy Cooper didn’t…
    Donna Martinez, July 6, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis recap for Carolina Journal Online the week’s top N.C. political news. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains that government edicts ignore the power of personal responsibility.
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    ‘Governor No’ extends his veto record

    With eight new vetoes announced today, Gov. Roy Cooper extends his record for most pieces of legislation vetoed by a single N.C. chief executive. Today’s vetoes include bills to reopen exercise and fitness centers; amusement parks, arcades, and venues; and skating rinks and bowling alleys. He vetoed a bill to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has delayed his school reopening announcement without explaining why. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal ponders the “great debate” about whether to wear face masks in response to COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    N.C. Data Shows No Spike in COVID-19

    Despite what you may be hearing from the media – and even from our Governor – North Carolina shows no signs of a spike in COVID-19 cases. In his research analysis this week, Dr. Donald van der Vaart, former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, explained the numbers…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2020
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    A day in the life of transient data, politics, and media spin

    It sounds as if on June 28, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths. To anyone other than news media, this would be news. It would have been the first time since March 29 — the first time in three months — that happened.
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2020