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Clayton Henkel

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Clayton Henkel, Communications Coordinator for N.C. Policy Watch, joined the project in November 2009. She is responsible for the project's website and newsletter management as well as production of its weekly "News and Views" radio program.
clayton@ncpolicywatch.com
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Radio Interviews

Charlotte Observer reporter Gavin Off discusses a new and troubling investigation into gun crime dismissals in North Carolina’s largest county.

Charlotte Observer reporter Gavin Off discusses a new and troubling investigation into gun crime dismissals in North Carolina’s largest county. From 2014 through 2018, Mecklenburg prosecutors dismissed 68 percent of weapons charges, a higher rate than any other urban county in North Carolina, the Charlotte Observer investigation found.

Read Dismissed by reporters Ames Alexander, Gavin Off and David Raynor.

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Author and gerrymandering expert David Daley discusses the secret files of GOP political operative Thomas Hofeller, gerrymandering as NC lawmakers advance the latest redistricting maps


Author and gerrymandering expert David Daley discusses the secret files of GOP political operative Thomas Hofeller, gerrymandering as NC prepares its latest redistricting maps, and his upcoming book: Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy.  Daley’s reporting has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Slate, the Washington Post, and New York magazine. He is a senior fellow at FairVote and the former editor of Salon.

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Steven Edwards discusses the consequences of rising court debt and life in a “debtors’ prison”


Earlier this year, Steven Edwards landed on the cover of an important report by the American Civil Liberties Union detailing the impact of rising court fines and fees. Edwards fell on hard times after losing his leg and his brother in a 2003 car accident. He later served a two-year sentence on drug charges, and left prison owing $1,354.50 in court debt. But simply the inability to repay those court-costs landed Edwards back in jail years later, even though he faced no new charges. He was trapped in a modern-day debtors’ prison.

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