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New Bern eye surgeon urges N.C. Supreme Court to address certificate-of-need dispute

An eye surgeon in New Bern is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up his challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need law. He argues CON restrictions violate his state constitutional rights. Dr. Jay Singleton’s latest appeal follows the N.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous June 21 decision dismissing his case. The John Locke Foundation, which oversees...

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Before CHIPS vote, Kathy Manning made six-figure investment in chip companies

U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, a Democrat representing the Triad area of North Carolina, is once again in the news for her stock trading, after making investments in chip companies the day before the July 28 U.S. House vote on the CHIPS Act. 

David Larson
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Judge denies Stein’s latest request to block potential prosecution for campaign lies

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles has denied N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s latest request in his lawsuit challenging a state law against campaign lies. Eagles will not block her earlier ruling against Stein while he continues his appeals.

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COVID state of emergency officially ends today after 2 years

After 888 days, today officially marks the end of North Carolina’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, announced in July that the state of emergency would end on Aug. 15 because the 2022 $27.9 General Budget, which he signed into law on July 11, included changes in the law that were requested by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Theresa Opeka

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Green Party says Democrats used tricks to block them from ballot

The North Carolina Green Party had its petition to be recognized as an official party in state elections denied, in a 3-2 party-line vote, at the N.C. State Board of Elections on June 30. But the NCGP is crying foul, alleging the Elias Law Group — a powerful firm used by national Democrats, which was also successful in getting North Carolina's election maps thrown out — used lying, bullying, and harassment to influence the decision.

David Larson
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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...

Brayden Marsh

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. Kokai offered these comments during the Aug. 12, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Locke’s Terry Stoops analyzes proposal to restructure N.C. teacher pay

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a proposal to change the way North Carolina pays public school teachers. Stoops offered these comments during the Aug. 11, 2012, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses bill to help vets harmed by burn pits

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses a bill on Capitol Hill to help military veterans suffering from exposure to toxic chemicals. Kokai offered these comments during the Aug. 5, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses Tillis’ response to a same-sex marriage bill

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ response to a bill on Capitol Hill to scrap the federal Defense of Marriage Act. King offered these comments during the July 29, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses latest signs of economic recession

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the latest evidence of an American economic recession. Kokai offered these comments during the July 29, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
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Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring