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    “HeadLocke” Covers COVID-19: Research and K-12 Schools

    The John Locke Foundation continues its coverage of the way the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting North Carolina this week in the latest episode of the “HeadLocke” podcast. In this week’s episode, host Mitch Kokai has two guests from the John Locke Foundation itself, CEO Amy Cooke, and Director of Education…
    Brenee Goforth, March 27, 2020
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    School buildings closed through May 15

    The News & Observer reports, North Carolina public schools will remain closed through May 15 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. The state’s 1.5 million students have been home since last week when Gov. Roy Cooper ordered…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2020
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    Available funds to meet “significant economic changes”

    As more of America shuts down each day, nobody knows what comes next, but the current situation reminds us that it’s always been hard to make predictions, especially about the future. House Speaker Tim Moore posted today about the $3.9 billion in North Carolina’s unemployment trust fund that…
    Joseph Coletti, March 17, 2020
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    Takeaways from the HPU education poll

    A few questions from the recent High Point University Education Poll are questionable.  For example, it is not surprising that 64% of respondents favored “a statewide bond referendum to provide North Carolina school districts with funds to address an estimated 8 to 10-billion-dollar backlog in school construction and renovation.” …
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Joe Biden grabbed the headlines, but other candidates snagged big victories in North Carolina on Super Tuesday. Rick Henderson highlights the most important election results in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Julie Havlak reports on a Greenville surgeon’s cash-based transparent pricing system for his services.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2020
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    Democrat Sen. Wiley Nickel Could Single-Handedly Solve Budget Impasse: Why Won’t He?

    State senator Wiley Nickel and state representative Julie von Haefen, both Democrats from Wake County, are holding a press conference this afternoon to show how concerned they are about retirees and teachers. Sen. Nickel jumped the gun with a string of tweets last night calling for new negotiations on budget…
    Joseph Coletti, March 10, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If not for Carolina Journal’s reporting, few people would have learned that the N.C. Department of Transportation had purchased a former circus train and parked its cars in a wooded area of Nash County. Rick Henderson discusses that story for the next Carolina Journal Radio. Henderson also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2020