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Full 4th Circuit declines Wake County district appeal

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, July 26, 2016. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to rehear the challenge to the Wake County commission and school board redistricting case. The defendant in the case, the Wake County Board of Elections, had asked for an “en banc” hearing by the full 15-member appeals court. […]

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NC SPIN episode # 926 – Air Date 7/31/2016

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics:  The Democrats in Convention, NBA Pulls All-Star Game, Voter ID at Question and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Can a better dialogue improve race relations with police?”

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Brad Crone – Two state legislators are calling for a meeting between law enforcement training agencies and the Black Legislative Caucus, saying the tragic events witnessed over the past weeks demonstrate the need for open dialogue that will promote better dialogue when it comes to race relations and law enforcement. Two […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should schools test their water for lead?”

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Becki Gray – In the recent short session lawmakers considered but did not pass legislation that would require day care centers, schools and water parks to test their water for lead and other contaminations. Some believe the reason it did not pass was because it came up late in the session […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Who should get to view police body camera footage?”

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon – Among the legislation passed in the short session was a law regarding who can view footage from law enforcement body cameras for law enforcement. The ACLU and others say it is not transparent because the public will not be allowed to see footage without judicial […]

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

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the July 24th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Citing HB2, NBA pulls all-star game from Charlotte

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Aaron Schoonmaker, WRAL, July 21, 2016. The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, which requires that people use public bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender and excludes the LGBT community from non-discrimination protections. The NBA released a statement that reads in part, “Since March, […]

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NC GOP chairman: Find your own way home

| July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, July 22, 2016. When North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes asked fellow delegate Ted Hicks on Thursday what he thought of the convention speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Hicks was candid. “I thought it was a fine speech,” said Hicks, who’d flown to Cleveland aboard Hayes’ private Pilatus plane. […]

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NC SPIN episode # 924 – Air Date 7/24/2016

| July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Conventional Politics, Economy at Mid-Year, Redistricting Arguments Continue, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What impact will Obama’s Houston speech have on race relations?”

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Peg O’Connell – President Obama made what many consider one of his best speeches ever in speaking about the killing of two black men and the killing of 5 white police officers in Dallas. What impact, if any, do you think Obama’s speech will have on race relations in our state […]

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