Asian Americans in North Carolina: The overlooked swing vote?

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For the past decade, while the population of North Carolina has been rapidly growing and changing, the face of the immigrant population has been of people of Hispanic descent. It is surprising, therefore, to learn that Asian Americans have actually been the fastest-growing minority group in the state, significantly surpassing the growth of Latinos.  Between [Continue Reading...]


North Carolina children need better access to healthy food: Connecting the dots between hunger, malnutrition and obesity

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This Friday, October 24, is Food Day, a day to organize and learn about the biggest issues concerning food, health, and how our political and economic systems promote and/or deny health and equality. We live in the richest country in the world, so we don’t usually connect the terms “hunger,” “malnutrition,” and [Continue Reading...]


We simply must do better

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North Carolina must dramatically improve education for students with disabilities Officials from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will present an alarming report on the educational performance of students with disabilities at today’s State Board of Education meeting that calls into question the quality of education the state’s most vulnerable children receive. [Continue Reading...]


Dirty Money, Dirty Water: The repeal of public financing for judicial candidates will allow corporate polluters more influence over North Carolina courts

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Editor’s note: On Tuesday, NC Policy Watch will host a Crucial Conversation luncheon on the demise of public financing for judicial campaigns in North Carolina at which Billy Corriher of the Center for American Progress will provide a preview of a new, soon-to-be-released report on the subject he has co-authored entitled “Dirty Money, [Continue Reading...]


Key pillars of a strong and fair economy are crumbling in North Carolina

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A strong state Earned Income Tax Credit and a robust minimum wage are twin pillars that together form the foundation of a stronger economy — even for those with low-income jobs. Unfortunately, North Carolina state leaders recently demolished one of those pillars and are letting the other one slowly disintegrate. In North Carolina’s [Continue Reading...]