Public Safety (page 21)

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    Williamson muses on cities’ prosperity

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online offers readers “one weird trick” that can help cities thrive. There are many variables in the success and failure of cities, but one stands out. It isn’t race — Philadelphia is a minority-majority city, as is New York.
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2015
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    Invasive Health Assessment Takes “NEXT STEP”

    Earlier this month, I wrote on the invasive health assessment form used for 5 year old kindergarten students. Last week the New Hanover School Board got a presentation from the County Manager’s Office, showing HOW this information can be used. Remember, these forms are NOT “voluntary,” but required…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, April 28, 2015
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    NC tops in snake bites

    The following map is courtesy of Estately:…
    Terry Stoops, April 21, 2015
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina public school superintendents are drawing higher and higher salaries, and some school systems are having a hard time keeping superintendents for more than a few years. Terry Stoops says those two trends — rising salaries and rising turnover rates — reinforce each other. He explains why during the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate leaders’ latest tax plan, which features personal and corporate income tax rate cuts. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal examines why North Carolina has avoided major problems with predatory policing.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on parents and teachers seeking options at a charter school fair in Raleigh. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal examines some recent good news from the federal government regarding civil asset forfeiture.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2015
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    That age-old campus rape statistic crumbles some more

    A study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics found that women in college are less likely than non-college women to be victims of rape and other sexual assault. That doesn’t jibe well with the ubiquitous statistic pushed by feminists and accepted by the masses that one in five (or one…
    Harry Painter, December 12, 2014
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    There is a cheaper way for the governor to fight binge drinking

    Governor Pat McCrory’s administration is going to spend $2.5 million to fight binge drinking. The campaign will target kids “through sobering TV ads, a website to help parents talk to kids, and a series of school assemblies with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest,” according to the Raleigh News & Observer. In…
    Harry Painter, December 4, 2014