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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case, which overturned the Roe v. Wade abortion precedent. King offered these comments during the June 24, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Report: N.C. hospitals pocketed billions in COVID relief funds

A report released Wednesday by N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell shows how seven of the largest hospital systems in North Carolina profited from billions of COVID relief funds and Medicare payments. North Carolina State Health Plan and the National Academy for State Health Policy analyzed the audited financial statements of the hospital systems and compiled the...

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Young voters sour on Biden amid soaring rent

Grocery lists are shrinking; summer plans are being changed due to gas prices; and now housing security is being threatened by inflation. Rent has risen more than 16% since April 2021 in the 50 largest metropolitan areas of the United States. As mortgage payments are rising as well, homeowners and renters have no choice but...

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U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, returning abortion law to states

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the precedent surrounding abortion law in the United States that guaranteed women access to abortions through a constitutional right to privacy. Both the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 and the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case of 1992 were overturned. The court ruled 6-3 to uphold a law banning...

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House alternative to Senate’s Medicaid bill discussed in committee Thursday

state health agency to come up with a Medicaid Modernization Plan, to expanding Medicaid with work requirements for the expansion enrollees. The bill would also require that the plan earmarks for behavioral health and substance abuse, and expansion of healthcare to rural areas.

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U.S. Supreme Court’s Maine education ruling could affect N.C. Opportunity Scholarship lawsuit

Marie Miller, attorney at the Institute for Justice, explains how the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine, could affect North Carolina’s lawsuit challenging the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Miller represents parents defending OSP. She argued on their behalf during a June 8 hearing at the N.C. Court of Appeals.

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Raleigh attorney Eugene Boyce recalls his role in Watergate investigation

On the 50th anniversary of the infamous Watergate break-in, Carolina Journal revisits Raleigh attorney Eugene Boyce's recollections of the U.S. Senate investigation into the scandal. Boyce delivered these remarks on Sept. 26, 2011, in a presentation for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society.

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Extreme Injustice: Superintendent Catherine Truitt On The Importance Of Parental Feedback, Season 2, Ep. 5

In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to discuss a new parent advisory committee that seeks to get feedback on creating an education system that works for everyone.  Like what you hear? Hit subscribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn...

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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. II, Season 2, Ep. 4

Hosts David Bass and Donna King are again joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss solutions to learning loss for K-12 students, including expanded school choice.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn more at ExtremeInjustice.com.

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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. I, Season 2, Ep. 3

For the past two episodes, we’ve explored the academic, social, and mental health consequences of school shutdowns. So what about solutions? In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss a pathway forward.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss...

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House alternative to Senate’s Medicaid bill discussed in committee Thursday

state health agency to come up with a Medicaid Modernization Plan, to expanding Medicaid with work requirements for the expansion enrollees. The bill would also require that the plan earmarks for behavioral health and substance abuse, and expansion of healthcare to rural areas.

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U.S. Supreme Court issues 8-1 ruling allowing legislative leaders to defend voter ID

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, 8-1, that N.C. legislative leaders will be able to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging that state’s voter ID law. The decision reverses a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and means Berger and Moore will be able to take part when the voter ID law heads to trial before U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs.

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Anti-Beasley TV ad pulled, but CJ citations remain unchallenged

At least two N.C. television stations have pulled a Republican campaign ad targeting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley. Beasley supporters complained the ad contained false statements, according to a CBS News report. The ad focused on three cases Beasley heard during her time as chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. Two of the three cases mentioned in the ad cite reporting from Carolina Journal. Only the third case, relying on a citation from a different media outlet, prompted the Beasley team’s complaint.

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Longtime N.C. Rep. Grier Martin resigning from office

Longtime N.C. Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake is resigning from office effective July 8. The announcement was made during Thursday’s House session. According to WRAL, he is leaving to take a job with the Pentagon. A call to Grier's office to confirm was not returned by time of this article's publication.

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Here’s how Republicans could take back supermajority in the state legislature

Conventional wisdom is that the upcoming midterms will be a wave election in favor of Republicans, potentially rivaling the GOP’s success in 2010. But is it in the cards for Republicans to retake a supermajority in the North Carolina General Assembly? Republicans need 72 seats in the House and 30 in the Senate to secure...

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