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  • Supreme Court contest stands as top statewide 2018 N.C. election

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 786: The top statewide race on this year’s N.C. election ballot features Republican state Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson. Democrat Anita Earls already has announced plans to challenge Jackson, and other candidates could file for the office starting June 18. Rick Henderson, Carolina…

  • Raleigh’s Dix Park moves closer to reality

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 786: The former Dorothea Dix mental hospital campus in downtown Raleigh is moving closer to conversion into the area’s largest park. Kate Pearce, Dix Park planner for Raleigh’s city government, recaps key pieces of the park planning discussion and looks ahead to the…

  • Early struggles prompted change that drove charter school success

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 786: Charlotte’s Sugar Creek Charter School has demonstrated clear success. But school founder and former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot says that success followed early struggles. Vinroot explained recently for state lawmakers how an early threat of closing prompted Sugar Creek leaders to improve…

  • Western N.C. health care challenges persist

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: The lack of easily accessible medical services serves as no roadblock to the thousands of motorcyclists who head to Graham County every year to tackle the Tail of the Dragon mountain pass. Dan Way, Carolina Journal associate editor, recently offered details about…

  • Transition from Obama to Trump changes federal property-rights priorities

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: The transition from Barack Obama’s presidential administration to one led by Donald Trump has led to major changes in a number of federal government policies. Scott Bullock, president and general counsel at the Institute for Justice, has been monitoring changes in the…

  • Expert says unclear N.C. criminal code requires complete rewrite

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: No one knows all of the crimes created in North Carolina. Not even the woman who literally wrote the state’s book on criminal law. Jessica Smith, professor of public law and government at the UNC School of Government, says hundreds of crimes…

  • Treasurer targets bond package, Health Plan costs, pension reforms

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: State Treasurer Dale Folwell has made headlines in recent weeks. He’s proposed that any new statewide bond package should face a voter referendum. He’s working to help reduce State Health Plan costs. He’s advocating pension reforms related to spiking and government workers…