Jobs and economy (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on small-town restaurants’ important role during the time of COVID-19. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s economic shutdown orders have been relatively strict.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2020
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    Martin Center president focuses on young people’s decisions about college

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to the process young people use when making decisions about college. For years, college-for-all was the dominant narrative of pundits, parents, and high school guidance counselors. And most people interpreted that directive to mean that everyone should attend a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 pandemic already has injected an unexpected element into North Carolina’s 2020 elections. Now the looting and riots linked to recent protests in the Tar Heel State could affect elections as well. Rick Henderson analyzes the potential impact for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of the pandemic and economic shutdown for hospitals and health care workers. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that a second shutdown order for North Carolina would fail.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Two Daily Journals focus on police reform. Amy Cooke urges caution when considering sweeping reforms. John Hood argues that police misconduct is everyone’s problem.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2020
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    COVID-19’s ‘deep, sudden, lingering’ impact on small businesses

    Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute explores the pandemic’s damage to American small businesses. To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, states issued shelter-in-place orders beginning in mid-March that brought a large share of economic activity to a sudden halt. These orders, combined with the concern…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2020
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    N.C. Bill Could Help Military Spouses Get Jobs

    A bill that has been making its way through the N.C. House would make it easier for veterans and military spouses to gain employment in North Carolina. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reports: The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1053 on Thursday, June 4, and…
    Brenee Goforth, June 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state community college board’s debate over the future of police training. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on N.C. policymakers’ preparations for recovery from the COVID-19 economic shutdown.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2020