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Massive SAS building, more jobs reflect Goodnight’s loyalty to home state

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Rick Smith, WRAL TechWire, October 21, 2014. Jim Goodnight runs the world’s largest privately held software company with more than $3 billion in revenues and operations from China to Latin America. Yet the billionaire founder of SAS continues to invest in jobs and in facilities at the company’s Cary headquarters. On Tuesday, he unveiled […]

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Tillis: NC should consider expanding Medicaid

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, October 21, 2014. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis covered familiar ground in an appearance on a cable TV news show carried live Tuesday night: calling for fewer regulations and more security on immigration, terrorism and health issues. He did offer more specifics on abortion, saying states should have […]

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After SPIN! 10/19/14 – “What is the justification for giving newer teachers bigger raises?”

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – Question to Chris Fitzsimon: “Former Governor Jim Hunt spoke to a Mecklenburg County education meeting recently noting that the number of teachers leaving the profession in the past four years has more than doubled. He talked about the 7 percent average pay raise given teachers but said that veteran […]

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After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from October 19th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Review commission says Common Core too hard for some students

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, October 20, 2014. Members of a state commission working to replace Common Core argued Monday that the academic standards are too hard for some students. Some commission members said that the Common Core standards, designed to increase academic rigor, require children to cover material that they should study […]

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