Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2013

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    Should We Even Consider "Banning the Box?"

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    This morning we are hearing about another case of a church volunteer being inappropriate with a child in a church facility. While we all want to believe that people who want to work with children have a great heart and no other motivation, there is a need to be smart. Read here to get more […]

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    The "Press" Teams Up on NC's Election Reform Bill

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick

    In an article from The Insider, written by Michael Biesecker of the Associated Press and Jodi Leese Glusco of WRAL, it was reported that Gov. Pat McCrory was not familiar with some provisions in the landmark election reform bill, HB 589 Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), passed by both the state Senate and House last week. […]

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    Why Is New York So Worried About North Carolina?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , , ,

    Okay everyone, I'm getting ready to talk about the New York Times — yes New York — and what appears to be their fixation with North Carolina. In a follow-up New York Times blog, North Carolina: First in Voter Suppression to an earlier New York Times editorial, titled The Decline of North Carolina, David Firestone, […]

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    Rural Center Board Members Helping Themselves to Taxpayer Dollars

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    The N&O's J. Andrew Curliss continues his fine investigative reporting on the NC Rural Center in this piece.  In what should come as no surprise to observers of the Center, turns out several of the board members have personally benefitting from the money doled out by the Center. Some board members have more than a […]

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    NC Attorney General Asks Governor to Veto Voter Photo ID Bill

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, in a letter to the Governor, asked him to veto the Voter ID legislation that was finally passed by the House and Senate yesterday. The Attorney General gave no legal reasons as to why he wanted the Governor to veto voter photo ID only political ones. Cooper specifically spoke of voter […]

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