Archives: July 2020

Carolina Journal: Forest fires back, labels Cooper heavy-handed governor

From Carolina Journal: “Gov. Roy Cooper is approaching the COVID-19 emergency with a ‘heavy hand,’ claiming ‘unlimited authority’ over North Carolinians’ freedom of movement. That’s according to the latest court filing in a lawsuit pitting Cooper against Lieutenant Governor [Dan Forest]. The Forest v. Cooper suit involves the two major-party candidates in the 2020 N.C. governor’s election. A Superior Court Judge is

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CDC Strongly Recommends Reopening Schools

From CNN, via WRAL: “New US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on education and child care come down hard in favor of opening schools, saying children don’t suffer much from coronavirus, are less likely than adults to spread it and suffer from being out of school. … ‘It is critically important for our public health to open schools

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Rural hospitals reeling from Gov. Cooper’s COVID restrictions

From Carolina Journal: “The COVID-19 shutdowns have ravaged rural health care. Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration froze elective surgeries to prepare for an onslaught of coronavirus patients and at the same time destroyed a major revenue source for hospitals. The shutdown cut medical services and weakened rural hospitals. Those hospitals lost millions while waiting for COVID-19 hospitalizations to spike in their

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Students, parents in limbo as Gov. Cooper stalls on schools plan

With just 40 days until North Carolina public schools are scheduled open, Gov. Roy Cooper has yet to present his plan for how schools will operate this fall. The Cooper Administration’s inaction is causing havoc for students across our state, and not only in the classroom. The N.C. High School Athletic Association held a special news conference today, but had

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