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    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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    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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    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 […]

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    Should Indigent Defense Vouchers come to North Carolina?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Economics, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    The majority of people who are arrested for crimes in the United States are considered and prosecuted as indigent.  People who are being prosecuted are constitutionally granted the right to have a lawyer provided for them if they cannot afford to hire one. Indigent defense systems have emerged but there are questions about whether the […]

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    Why is the Cost of Health Care Rising for Inmates?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous By Angela Hight

    In the January’s Joint Legislative Oversight Committee in Justice and Public Safety meeting Sen. Austin Allran (R-Alexander) posed a question to Terri Catlett, Deputy Director of Health Services, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Department of Public safety.  “If the prison population is going down and the number of inmate hospital admissions is declining,” […]

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