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  1. Apr
    08

    2,822 Hours May Decrease After Short Session

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Civitas recently asked the question “2,822 hours of Crime Analysts time is spent on what?” The 2,822 hours were spent on being in the court system to testify because of a Supreme Court ruling in which the high court held that it was a violation of the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation for a prosecutor to submit […]

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    Mar
    19

    "Sunshine Week": Why Public Records Requests are Not 'Bullying'

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The N&O published an editorial commemorating "sunshine week" – serving to highlight the importance of government transparency and the public's ability to view public document upon request. This is Sunshine Week, during which advocates of open government celebrate the blessing of open records. Those advocates include The News & Observer and other news organizations that […]

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    Mar
    18

    Raleigh’s Russian Connection: Capstrat & Ken Eudy

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Surprisingly the Russia/Ukraine conflict story has a Raleigh connection. That would be the Ken Eudy led Capstrat, the Raleigh PR/consulting firm which has ties to the Democratic party, and which was bought by the DC Lobbying firm Ketchum.  Ketchum just announced it was sticking with Putin and keeping Russia as a client.  "Ketchum has worked for the Russian government since 2006, when it […]

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    Mar
    12

    2,822 Hours of Crime Analysts' Time is Spent On What?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Watching any crime show may lead us to believe that a court case can be resolved in an hour. As anyone who has been to court knows, this idea is very far from the truth. Would you believe that a court case has increased the amount of time need to get lab results from months […]

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    Mar
    10

    Obamacare: more reasons to hate it

    Posted in Healthcare, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The costs of Obamacare continue to roll-in.  Several weeks ago Civitas review reported that  complying with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)  would cost the UNC system approximately $46-$47 million. The additional costs come from ACA requiring the university to provide insurance for about 8,500 non-permanent employees who work 30 or more hours […]