A state legislative committee plans to hire an outside investigator to look into a controversial $57.8 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief analyzes the decision to seek outside investigative help. Henderson explains why the fund has raised concerns about North Carolina’s environmental permitting process. Some people want to target hate by censoring or banning so-called “hate speech.” Nadine Strossen, professor at New York Law School and former national president of the American Civil Liberties Union, disagrees. During a recent visit to North Carolina, Strossen touted free speech as the best tool to fight hate speech. A special N.C. legislative committee is studying the treatment of student-athletes on University of North Carolina campuses. During the group’s first meeting, one senator questioned a representative of the NCAA about the group’s role in overseeing big-money football and men’s basketball programs. A top advocate of school choice in North Carolina has a new leader. Mike Long recently joined Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina as its new president. Though new to PEFNC, Long is a native North Carolinian with more than three decades of experience in public and private school education. Millennials’ desire for on-demand services could lead to major changes in the future of American health care. That’s the assessment of Jordan Roberts, John Locke Foundation health care policy analyst. Roberts discusses the shift away from traditional health care services toward urgent care, retail clinics, telemedicine, and direct primary care.