Carolina Journal

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    Housing Must Keep Up With Job Growth

    The future belongs to the cities that can keep affordable housing growth properly matched to job growth. And that’s proving too difficult for some city governments, especially in states with extensive land-use regulations. Perhaps cities like San Francisco, Boston, and New York should take a lesson or two from North…
    Brooke Medina, July 20, 2021
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    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2021
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    Veteran Journalist Donna King to Lead Carolina Journal as Editor-in-Chief

    Carolina Journal is pleased to announce the hiring of experienced journalist and accomplished political commentator Donna King as its new Editor-in-Chief. King, a North Carolina native, takes the helm of Carolina Journal as it embarks on its 30th year of providing North Carolinians with independent, rigorous, and uncompromising coverage of…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2021
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    9 things legislators can do to make your life better and easier

    You want your life to be better and easier. So do we. We’re fighting for you at the state legislature with a list of 9 actions items we’re urging state lawmakers to address. You’ll find more details in our 2021 legislative agenda for a Better Carolina, but here’s…
    Donna Martinez, February 10, 2021
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    Split Decisions Ahead For NC’s Supreme Court? Maybe Not.

    Voters in 2020 gave Republicans more seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court, including elevating Republican Paul Newby to the Chief Justice seat. But Democrats maintain a 4-3 political advantage on the court. So what does it mean for future rulings? That’s the question addressed by Mitch Kokai, the…
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    NEW: Board of Governors Member Steve Long: Roper & Smith Pushed ECU’s Staton Out

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis has this new development on the departure of East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton: University of North Carolina Interim President Dr. Bill Roper acted unilaterally, at the direction of Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith, to reach a termination agreement with East Carolina University Chancellor…
    Donna Martinez, March 18, 2019
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    WGHP Talks w/ Carolina Journal’s John Trump About His Book

    John Trump, Carolina Journal managing editor, discusses his book, Still and Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State, during an Oct. 9, 2017, report on WGHP (MyFox8). WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, October 10, 2017