Public Safety (page 20)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s elections are proceeding under rules set out in a 2013 election law, thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Rick Henderson analyzes that ruling during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray takes on left-of-center political activists’ definition of “women’s issues.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2014
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    Gov. Pat McCrory taps B.W. Collier to lead SBI

    B.W. Collier Gov. Pat McCrory wasted no time appointing an acting head of the State Bureau of Investigation. Hours after signing the budget, which contained a provision transferring the SBI from the Justice Department to the Department of Public Safety, McCrory appointed Bernard “B.W.” Collier II as its acting…
    Barry Smith, August 7, 2014
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    Concealed handguns

    On Sunday night, The Pit‘s new Durham restaurant fell victim to an armed robbery.  Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, but it’s a terrible crime nonetheless. The Pit, like many businesses in North Carolina, has a “No Weapons” sign posted on its front door. Maybe it’s…
    Julie Tisdale, May 21, 2014
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    Cupcake Wars

    Thank you, Health Department!  I was really worried.  I mean, 11 year olds baking cupcakes sounds pretty dangerous to me.  That’s definitely a major public health concern.  There’s no way we as individuals could ever take care of our selves on this one.  So thank you for saving us from…
    Julie Tisdale, January 30, 2014
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    Williamson takes the national security establishment to task

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online turns his attention this week to deep-seated problems plaguing the nation’s national security establishment. There has always been a tacit understanding that organizations such as the CIA are inescapably in the moral-compromises business, and that they would occasionally…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2013
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    NC Fatal Injuries on the Job went down in 2012

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics published the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012, which shed good news for North Carolina and the country with a drop in fatal work injuries for 2012 when compared to 2011. Here is what the report said for North Carolina: Total Fatal…
    Sarah Curry, September 4, 2013
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    Frank Perry, new DPS secretary, gets a shorter title

    Frank Perry The man who has been the interim Department of Public Safety secretary will get his title shortened. The “interim” has been removed from Frank Perry’s title. Gov. Pat McCrory has selected Perry to be the department secretary. He was appointed to the interim post earlier…
    Barry Smith, August 21, 2013
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    Tie vote keeps some campus police records out of public view

    In baseball, the tie goes to the runner. In an N.C. Supreme Court ruling, a tie means that you revert back to a previous ruling. With one justice not participating in the case, the N.C. Supreme Court tied 3-3 over whether the campus police at Elon University was required to…
    Barry Smith, March 8, 2013