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    Greensboro #1 for 2Q strongest jobs outlook

    I had the TV on in the background and just happened to hear “Greensboro NC” on Varney & Co. So what’s going on? According to Manpower’s employer survey, Greensboro tops of the list of metro areas with the strongest jobs out look for the second quarter of 2019.
    Sam Hieb, March 20, 2019
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    Because the court-packing idea worked so well for FDR?

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on a dubious proposal linked to Democratic presidential contenders. A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates are entertaining a push to add seats to the Supreme Court, as Republican success at filling the courts with judicial conservatives has infuriated progressive voters.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    Re: Bill to overturn Guilford County’s public notice pilot program

    Greensboro News & Record and Rhino Times cover the bill co-sponsored by state Sens. Gladys Robinson and Michael Garrett to repeal the Guilford County a pilot program that allowed local governments, businesses and private citizens to meet public notice requirements by only having those notices posted on…
    Sam Hieb, March 19, 2019
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    Raleigh’s MLS stadium dream still alive

    News & Observer reports Raleigh’s dream of landing a Major League Soccer franchise—complete with a brand-new stadium—is still alive: Prolific Raleigh developer John Kane and North Carolina Football Club owner Steve Malik are now pitching an alternative location for a downtown sports stadium in Raleigh. Malik, in an interview…
    Sam Hieb, March 18, 2019
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    Re: Tillis’ backbone

    I probably don’t need to tell you that the News & Observer is–shall we say—disappointed in Sen. Thom Tillis’ decision to support President Trump’s national emergency declaration after stating in the Washington Post last month that “it is my responsibility to be a steward of the Article I branch,…
    Sam Hieb, March 15, 2019
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    Re: College admissions scandal hits Wake Forest

    As my colleague, Terry Stoops relayed yesterday, the national  “pay for admission” scandal at some of the country’s elite universities that has  shocked and appalled so many of us appears to have hit close to home. Wake Forest University President reacted today with this email sent to supporters and…
    Becki Gray, March 13, 2019
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    GCS $1.5 billion bond ‘might be trickier than you think’. Let’s hope so.

    Headline for the article by Rhino Times’ Scott Yost: Raising $1.5 Billion Might Be Trickier Than You Think One would hope so. But the tricky part has an unusual twist—reluctance to put the proposed $1.5 billion Guilford County Schools bond on the ballot is coming from Democrats on the…
    Sam Hieb, March 13, 2019
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    ‘Durham: Forward into the Past’

    We learned last week that Duke University backed off from further negotiations with GoTriangle for the proposed Durham-Orange light-rail route running past its research and medical buildings on Erwin Road. GoTriangle—the organization stumping for the light rail line, will now try to figure out how to proceed without Duke.
    Sam Hieb, March 12, 2019