Archive for October, 2017

After SPIN! Video – “What reforms are needed to make prisons safer?”

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Dennis and Rick – Recently two guards were killed in an attempted prison break in Pasquotank County, setting off more cries for prison reform. What reforms are needed to make our prisons safer for both inmates and guards?”

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After SPIN! Video -“What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the October 29th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Eliminating the bullies

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, October 26, 2017. When I was six years old I walked (yes, walked) to and from school, past the house of the biggest bully in the neighborhood. What began as taunting and teasing evolved into his pushing and punching me regularly. Most days I came home crying. […]

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Cooper picks unwise political fights

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

by John Hood, syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, October 23, 2017. During the 2016 gubernatorial campaign, Democratic politicians, progressive activists, and left-leaning media outlets excoriated Pat McCrory and other North Carolina Republicans for elevating divisive social disputes above the issues that most voters care most about, such as creating jobs and improving education. Their […]

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Rejecting the values that made this country great

| October 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Andy Taylor, NCSU Professor of Political Science, published in Carolina Journal, October 27, 2017. The major American political parties are in crisis. The proportion of American voters who register as independents has reached 40 percent, rising about 10 percentage points since 2000. A few months ago, unaffiliated voters surpassed Republicans in North Carolina and are quickly gaining ground on the Democrats — that […]

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Richest areas claim most jobs incentives cash

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

by WRAL, October 19, 2017 A few months after taking office, Gov. Roy Cooper took the stage in a Research Triangle Park office building to announce a 1,200-job deal with Credit Suisse in exchange for $40 million in incentives. A few weeks later, he stopped in Wake County to herald a $25 million incentive award […]

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NC’s growing trash problem poses challenge

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Cullen Browder, WRAL, October 26, 2017. North Carolina residents generate almost 12 million tons of trash every year. As the state’s population grows, concerns are also mounting in the Triangle over where to discard all of that garbage. Every two months, local residents throw away enough trash to fill dumpsters lining the entire route […]

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In the wrong hands

| October 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

Editorial by The Greensboro News-Record, October 25, 2017. Call it the Mikel Brady rule. Inmates “with convictions of a violent crime against a government official and/or law enforcement are ineligible for assignment to any work station utilizing or providing access to cutting and/or impact tools without expressed approval of the Director of Prisons Office,” the […]

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Prison safety needs review

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, October 26, 2017. The director of the state prison system announced this week that he’s stepping down at the end of this month. David Guice has been chief deputy secretary for adult correction and juvenile justice in the Department of Public Safety for four years. He announced his exit in the […]

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Shameful power grabs

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Editorial by The Winston-Salem Journal, October 22, 2017. North Carolina made the national news again Thursday, but not because of our recovering economy, our beautiful and irreplaceable vistas or the warmth of our people. Instead, we’ve been tagged for our state legislature’s overreaching push to change the makeup of our courts to favor Republican judges. […]

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