Archives: Jenna Ashley Robinson

  • The Nuclear Option

    There's a gaping hole in North Carolina environmentalists' push for increased use of clean, renewable energy sources.

  • Did my vote matter?

    You can make a statistical case against voting, but that's not the only factor at play on Election Day.

  • Students, Leaders Challenge UNC

    RALEIGH—State legislators and a group of conservative students Wednesday denounced UNC-Chapel Hill for its choice of a summer-reading book about the plight of low-paid workers in America. The legislators and students questioned the agenda, intellectual honesty, and scholarly merit of author Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By…

  • UNC System Pay Ranks Well

    RALEIGH — Faculty salaries in the University of North Carolina system compare well with those of their peers, according to a study released in May by a Virginia public-policy think tank. The study, “Compensation of Campus Faculty: How Virginia Compares Within the Region,” was published by the Thomas Jefferson Inistitute…

  • Shubert’s Latest Composition

    RALEIGH — Sen. Fern Shubert of Union County is sponsoring a bill that would strengthen laws governing the issuance of driver’s licenses and voter registration in North Carolina. Carolina Journal sat down with the lawmaker recently to discuss the legislation, the impact of fraudalent IDs, and why some members of…

  • Citizens Protest More NC Taxes

    RALEIGH — Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee announced their latest budget proposals Wednesday morning, including higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol products. Committee hearings began Monday afternoon. Representatives from state agencies, from the mammoth Department of Public Instruction to the tiny Bladen County Hospital, gathered in Raleigh to ask…

  • Bill Offers Options to Passing Test

    RALEIGH — As North Carolina moves away from state-created tests in favor of national standardized competency tests for reading and mathematics in public high schools, a bill sponsored by Rep. Alex Warner, D-Cumberland, attempts to mitigate the effects of more rigorous testing on certain students. According to the bill, it…