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    Juvenile Justice and Adult Correction Combining Will Benefit the Entire Division

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Miscellaneous By Angela Hight | Tagged

    The Juvenile Justice and Adult Correction merger was announced Tuesday and described as part of the consolidation of related state agencies that has been underway since 2011, and an ongoing effort to find ways to save money. According to the News & Observer some child-welfare advocates expressed concern Wednesday about the merger of the state […]

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    Juvenile Crime in North Carolina Trending Downward

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight | Tagged

    WRAL posted an article today quoting Roy Cooper talking about the 2012 Crime Statistics. The initial reaction to the 2012 Annual Summary statistics is one of joy.  It looks like overall crime is on its way down in North Carolina, including juvenile crimes. If North Carolina is doing so well deterring juvenile crime why would we […]

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    HB 392 Becomes Law and Measures for Drug Testing and Background Checks for Certain Welfare Programs

    Posted in Crime, Healthcare, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    The NC General Assembly this morning voted to override two bills that had previously been vetoed by Gov. Pat McCrory. One of the bills Civitas has been reporting on was a bill that would drug test those who receive certain welfare benefits (HB 392). But at 9:17am on September 4, 2013 HB 392 became law […]

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    The N&O goes fishing for yet another story

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    The News and Observer reports on yet another non-story about the jobs and big salary increases for a couple of McCrory staffers. I have three simple questions for Michael Biesecker, the News and Observer reporter who wrote the story: If these positions are exempt from a requirement that they be posted  – as Biesecker notes […]

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    Who is Baker Mitchell?

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

    This week The J.W. Pope Foundation's publication Liberty Leader tells the story of Baker Mitchell,  an engineer from Texas who traded a comfy retirement to develop highly successful charter schools in North Carolina  based on tried and true instructional methods and classical virtues.  It's a story worth reading.  Thank you Baker for all you do for young people and […]