News Reports (Page 525)

  • Forum Examines Bias on Campus

    CHAPEL HILL — About 30 people attended a forum May 8 to discuss bias against conservatives on college campuses. Speakers cited personal examples of bias from North Carolina, Virginia, and New York. The forum was held at the headquarters for Robert “Whit” Whitfield’s campaign for the 4th District U.S. House…

  • Canadian Health Care in Crisis

    RALEIGH — Brian Lee Crowley is the founding president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Atlantic Canada’s public policy think tank. He has written extensively on the centrally planned, government monopoly model of health care in Canada. Carolina Journal interviewed Crowley during his recent visit to Raleigh. He said…

  • Campus Speakers Run Gamut

    CHAPEL HILL — With the war on terrorism ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan, graduates at some area colleges heard firsthand from two individuals who have been involved in policy decisions regarding Iraq and the Middle East. Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright highlighted a…

  • Arts Group Wants $102 Million from Taxes

    CHARLOTTE — An arts group has proposed a $190 million vision for Charlotte’s cultural future. If, how, and to what degree the proposal will be accepted and built remains to be seen. Under the proposal by the Arts & Science Council, the city would spend $88 million over five years.

  • Debate Continues on Exit Exams

    RALEIGH — When NC legislators decided to drop the planned high school graduation exit exam for 11th graders, they weren’t necessarily saying that there should be no final requirement for graduation. With the four-year graduation rate at just 60 percent, they also weren’t willing to see it go lower on…

  • Charlotte, Triangle Transit Delayed

    CHARLOTTE — When the Federal Transit Administration released its proposed fiscal 2005 budget in February, there were plenty of disappointed transit supporters in both the Triangle and Charlotte. Rather than committing to pick up half the tab for new rail transit systems in the two communities, the FTA’s upcoming budget…

  • Central Planning Fails in Oregon

    RALEIGH — Onerous urban planning is driving former Portland, Ore. residents across the Columbia River into Vancouver, Wa., according to a community development director who warns that the story of those two states and two cities should serve as a caution to other urban centers. Richard Carson, director of community…

  • College Athletics and Graduation

    CHAPEL HILL— In a few short months, thousands of college football players will put on their helmets and pads and begin final preparations for the season. College sports are a central aspect of life at many colleges and universities. Administrators hope for strong athletic success in marquee sports to reach…

  • No Incentives from Competing States

    RALEIGH — When Harris Microwave Communications Division President Guy Campbell announced Thursday that his company will relocate its headquarters from Northern California to Durham, he said North Carolina’s offer of incentives won out over Florida and Texas in a “competitive” process. But while North Carolina offered a package of up…

  • 911 Capability Differs by County

    RALEIGH — Cellular-phone customers may think their service includes access to anything and anyone they need 24 hours a day, but the value of the technological wonder will depend on which county customers are in when they make the call to 911 for help. The uneven capability to detect a…