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NC SPIN episode # 934 – Air Date 9/25/2016

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics:  HB2 repeal is off…or is it?, Conflicting numbers about Household Income Gains, African American Males Falling through Educational Cracks and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Phil Kirk, Former Chair, State Board of Education, Political Consultant Howard Lee, Former […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How does rural NC see this election?”

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to David Diamont – Too many of the talk shows and blogs feature pundits who, for good or bad, have inside-the-beltline perspectives on this election. Since you live in Surry County, in a more rural area, our viewers would be interested in hearing what people in your area are talking about and […]

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Three things we learned from ad spending this week

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 21, 2016. WRAL News typically uses information from Kantar Media to keep track of the big picture in statewide races. For example, we know that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been outspending Republican Donald Trump in North Carolina all year. That trend continued during the first three weeks of […]

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McCrory declares state of emergency after Charlotte protests

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by WRAL.com, September 22, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency late Wednesday night after two nights of protests of the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer Tuesday afternoon. A vigil in Marshall Park for Keith Lamont Scott quickly turned to a violent protest Wednesday night less than 24 […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Will Republicans keep veto-proof majorities in NC?”

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Joe Mavretic – Few believe that either chamber of our legislature will change control from Republicans to Democrats, however many are speculating as to whether either might lose the 3/5th majority needed to overcome gubernatorial vetoes. The Senate seems more problematic but Democrats in the House only need to capture four […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What is happening with NC legislative districts?”

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon – When the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals declared legislative districts unconstitutional they allowed this year’s elections to go on as scheduled but directed the legislature to redraw the maps. The legislature wanted to set a date in July of next year to complete the project […]

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Charlotte City Council WON’T consider LGBT ordinance repeal

| September 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

by  Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, September 19, 2016 Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Monday morning the city “is not prepared” to discuss repealing the ordinance that led to House Bill 2 at its meeting Monday night. Legislative leaders had made dropping the Charlotte ordinance a condition for repealing HB2. The ordinance extended anti-discrimination protection to […]

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

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the September 18th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last week’s show.

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NC Median household income growth tops in U.S. since 2013

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Institute, September 14, 2016. A week ago, I wrote about some positive economic news pointing toward NC’s economy being on a “hot streak.” Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released household income data that sheds even more positive light on NC’s economy. An analysis provided via email from Brent Lane, Director of the UNC Center for Competitive […]

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NCAA, ACC moves ramp up pressure for HB2 repeal

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, September 15, 2015. The chorus of cries for a repeal of House Bill 2 is growing louder as the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday followed the NCAA’s lead and pulled its tournaments from North Carolina because of the state’s insistence on maintaining a law that the college athletic organizations find discriminatory. 2 […]

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