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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.
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Law and the Courts News Top Story

Retailers urge NC legislators to crack down on organized retail crime

Pandemic, opioids, rising prices blamed for sharp rise in retail thefts "In retail, we're in business to sell, they are in business to steal." Craig Dowdle, the regional investigation manager for Lowe's Home Improvement, told state legislators Tuesday that Organized Retail Crime has been rising steadily since the pandemic.

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Radio Interviews

Documentary producer Cristin Severance discusses WRAL-TV’s latest powerful documentary entitled “Pandemic Generation: Kids in Crisis”

WRAL’s documentary unit: Videographer Jay Jennings and producer/reporter Cristin Severance

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Surgeon General declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health with one in five young people experiencing anxiety or depression.

The latest WRAL Doc, Pandemic Generation, shines a light on the real, lasting impacts of remote learning, quarantine, and the uncertainty our kids endured these last two years. Watch the documentary here.

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Education Higher Ed News Top Story

Monday numbers: A closer look at the impact of North Carolina’s community college system

While North Carolina's economy has fully returned to pre-pandemic employment levels, concerns remain over resignations and unfilled job openings. “Our significant success increasing jobs during the pandemic shows North Carolinians are resilient," Gov. Roy Cooper said last month. "We need to focus on training workers and educating children to continue to grow our workforce.”

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Radio Interviews

Veteran Mecklenburg Co. school teacher and education policy commentator Justin Parmenter

Veteran Mecklenburg Co. school teacher and education policy commentator Justin Parmenter on a controversial draft plan recently floated by the Department of Public Instruction to alter how North Carolina teachers are paid. Read more about the proposal here.

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