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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    Silent Sam Deal Could Encourage Copycats

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson wrote a piece on the potential impacts of the recent settlement regarding a Confederate statue. The UNC Board of Governors announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, that it reached an agreement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to transfer Silent Sam,…
    Brenee Goforth, December 6, 2019
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    Direct Primary Care on the Air: JLF’s Jordan Roberts discusses the topic on WPTF’s “Access Health”

    Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, JLF’s Jordan Roberts joined Dr. Brian Forrest for his show “Access Health” on News Radio 680 WPTF. Roberts and Dr. Forrest discussed direct primary care (DPC). Roberts has before explained DPC: Direct primary care (DPC) is the Netflix of primary care. In exchange…
    Brenee Goforth, December 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican judicial candidates running as a team in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal reviews the long 2019 N.C. legislative session.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    “I’d say the strike is probably coming. It’s just a matter of time.”

    The comment in the title is from Dominique Beaudry, a social studies teacher at Jordan High School, who was interviewed by WUNC to discuss the education budget stalemate.  I wouldn’t consider the story balanced, given that they did not speak to any teachers that question Cooper’s decision to veto…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
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    Buncombe County residents want more charter schools

    The people have spoken!  (Thanks to Andrea Dillon for bringing this to my attention.)…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
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    Charlotte council struggling to find money for Tepper’s stadium expansion

    Obviously the big sports news in Charlotte right now is the (abrupt?) firing of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera. That will pass—coaches come and go–but underneath that big headline is another very interesting headline–the Charlotte City is telling Panthers owner Davis Tepper they don’t have the money for his…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2019
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    Americans support guns with their wallets

    Lawrence Keane documents for the Federalist recent gun-sale trends. There’s no denying it: Americans still value gun ownership. The total number of firearm background checks conducted on Nov. 29, 2019, was 202,465. That is the second-highest single day for the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019