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Resource page to accompany April 30 PW Crucial Conversation – The COVID-19 crisis in NC: A conversation with the journalists

The team at NC Policy Watch thanks you for joining our April 30th virtual Crucial Conversations event!

Here are links to access the resources mentioned during the webinar.

Commentaries by Rob Schofield –  

Two written:

A vital wake-up call for all of us [4]

Ignorance and cynicism in action: the re-open movement and its hypocritical enablers [5]

Two audio:

House Speaker’s limited Medicaid proposal confirms cruelty of NC’s failure to expand [6]

A “to do” list for this week’s legislative session [7]

Stories by Lisa Sorg –

Among nursing homes, lowest-rated facilities account for most COVID-19 cases, deaths [8]

Shockingly large numbers” of positive virus tests found at troubled Orange County nursing home [9]

Lawsuit: once lucid and vibrant Citadel nursing home resident gravely ill with COVID-19 because of substandard care [10]

Non-COVID coverage:

Waiting to exhale: controversial wood pellet plant would burden Lumberton with more pollution [11]

Stories by Greg Childress –

Newly-elected education leaders pledge to resist privatization, say pandemic could change future of public schools [12]

“It’s been more than long enough”: the unfulfilled promise of the Leandro ruling in Halifax County [13]

Positive virus tests spur Durham Public Schools to cancel popular meals program [14]

Stories by Joe Killian –  

COVID-19 reignites dark memories for those who survived the AIDS epidemic [15]

College students, professors adjust to COVID-19 life [16]

PW Exclusive: What it’s like to get tested, wait, worry and adjust to the new normal of a COVID-19 world [17]

Health crisis spawns another dangerous epidemic in NC: a spike in domestic violence [18]

Stories by Melissa Boughton –

Four-part series:

PW special report: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails [19]

PW special report part two: COVID 19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails [20]

PW special report part three: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails (children and juvenile issues) [21]

PW special report part four: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails (the crisis in ICE detention facilities) [22]

Other COVID coverage:

In their own words: North Carolina prisoners share experiences from the inside during COVID-19 pandemic [23]

Health pandemic leads to numerous reports of price gouging across [24] NC

NC judge considering whether to order more robust COVID-19 prison response [25]