Large Questions Loom for Pre-K Legislative Caucus

By Ferrel Guillory Durham Herald-Sun Looking beyond the current legislative session, a bipartisan… Read more »

Report: North Carolina Kids with Medicaid Become Healthy, Productive Adults

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service RALEIGH, N.C. – More than one million… Read more »

Our State’s Poor Ranking

Durham Herald Sun A new report out last week served as yet another… Read more »

Study: Rowan’s Youth Fell Behind Just After Recession Began in 2008

By Josh Bergeron Salisbury Post Rowan County’s youth suffered significantly following the 2008… Read more »

North Carolina Ranks Low For Child Welfare

By Elizabeth Friend Chapelboro.com North Carolina ranks low for child welfare, according to… Read more »

Study: More N.C. Children in Poverty

By Richard Craver Winston-Salem Journal Rising poverty levels in North Carolina are causing… Read more »

Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, but do Better in Health and School

By Rachel Herzog NC Health News The health of kids in North Carolina… Read more »

Economic Recovery is Bypassing Tar Heel Children and Keeping Child Poverty High, New Report Finds

By Tazra Mitchell The Progressive Pulse North Carolina is losing ground on key… Read more »

NC Gets Low Marks in Study Ranking Child Well-Being

By Neal Charnoff WFDD A new study shows that North Carolina has made… Read more »

Child Poverty Rate Rises to 28 Percent Here

By Lauren Horsch Durham Herald Sun DURHAM — In the annual “Kids Count Data… Read more »

North Carolina Tough on Kids, Rough on Possums

By Lisa Sorg INDY Week If the annual Kids Count report were a… Read more »

Study Ranks NC Toward Bottom in Child Well-Being

By Tyler Dukes WRAL RALEIGH, N.C. — A new report released Tuesday ranks… Read more »

Impoverished Children in North Carolina Up By 25% Since 2008

By Will Hager Charlotte Sun Times A recent report shed light on North… Read more »

More NC Children are Living in Poverty Than in 2008

By Erin Bacon Charlotte Observer The number of children in North Carolina living… Read more »

Report: Child Reading and Health Care Access Improves as Poverty Increases

By Rebecca Martinez WUNC North Carolina ranks 34th in the country for child… Read more »

Report Working NC Parents Benefit from Closing Coverage Gap

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service RALEIGH, N.C. – Almost one in four… Read more »

Health Care Advocates in Raleigh Call on McCrory for Medicaid Expansion

By Stephanie Lopez and Associated Press WTVD – ABC 11 RALEIGH (WTVD) —… Read more »

Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

By Rachel Herzog NC Health News In North Carolina, a child must be… Read more »

Senator: Lower Age to Drive ATVs Not Likely in Reform Bill

By John Moritz Associated Press RALEIGH – Negotiations in the North Carolina General… Read more »

Insurance Availability Helps Life Expectancy

Rocky Mount Telegram Geography and income levels play a big role in determining… Read more »

Location Important to Health

Enterprise Record Where children are born in North Carolina makes a big difference… Read more »

Mopeds and ATVs Getting the Attention of NC Lawmakers

By David Whisenant WBTV Laws in North Carolina have already changed for mopeds, and… Read more »

Child Advocacy Group Blasts Proposal to Allow 6-Year-Olds to Operate ATVs

By Candace Sweat WRAL RALEIGH, N.C. — Tucked among the myriad provisions in a… Read more »

Report: Where NC Children Live Can Predict Their Life Expectancy

By Crystal Garrett The Sun Journal For those who grew up watching the idyllic… Read more »

New Report Reveals Negative Impact of Legislative Changes to Child Care Policy and a Better Path Forward

By Amber Moodie-Dyer The Progressive Pulse One of the most pressing concerns for… Read more »

Fate of Child Care Aid Uncertain in State Budget

By Eric Wildstein Gaston Gazette Help paying for child care could continue to… Read more »

BEGINNING AT HOME: Report Shows Lee Has Work to do

By Jan Hayes The Sanford Herald There is no shortage of heartwarming stories… Read more »

Report Puts County Residents’ Life Expectancy at 79 Years

By Beth Beasley De Bona Times-News Online Where you live in North Carolina… Read more »

Gloomy Future: New NC Child Report Sheds Light on Valley Kids’ Struggles

By Erin Carson The Daily Herald Children in the Roanoke Valley aren’t expected… Read more »

Report Shows Child Health Successes, Challenges

By Debbie Hightower Thomasville Times DAVIDSON COUNTY — A baby born today in… Read more »

Location of Birth Affects Baby’s Life Expectancy

By Lydia Coutré Star News Online SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | Where a baby is born… Read more »

Report Shows Where Child Lives has Impact on Health

By Emily Storrow Wilkes Journal-Patriot Where children are born in North Carolina makes… Read more »

Many Alamance County Children Born into Tough Circumstances

Greensboro News & Record A report issued this month by NC Child showed… Read more »

Life Expectancy in Ashe Remains Low

By Adam Bulluck Jefferson Post ASHE COUNTY — A baby born today in… Read more »

Lee County Trails Behind in Life Expectancy

By Zach Potter The Sanford Herald SANFORD — On average, a baby born… Read more »

Life Expectancy Depends on Where You Live

By Nancy McLaughlin Greensboro News & Record In Watauga County, residents can expect… Read more »

Child Life Expectancy Varies By County Wealth

By Rebecca Martinez NPR A baby born in Orange County can expect to… Read more »

Watauga County No. 2 on New Life Expectancy List

By Jeff Eason The Watauga Democrat Wataugans just want to stay a little… Read more »

Report: McDowell Children Have Shorter Lifespans than Children in Other Counties

McDowell News RALEIGH— A recent report shows that children in McDowell County will… Read more »

Study Rates Life Expectancy by N.C. County

WCNC CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you want to live well into your golden… Read more »

Life Expectancy Of Babies In WNC Counties

By Rex Hodge WLOS–ABC News 13 JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. — Babies born in… Read more »

Research Shows Birthplace in NC Changes Life Expectancy Rate

By Hannah Brewer Time Warner Cable News NEW HANOVER COUNTY– New data shows… Read more »

Study: Location Key to Longevity

By Mary Katherine Murphy Laurinburg Exchange LAURINBURG — A compilation of child health… Read more »

STUDY: Where You Grow up in North Carolina Affects Your Life Expectancy

By Will Hager Charlotte Sun Times The average life expectancy of someone born… Read more »

Statewide Study Shows Dramatic Differences in Life Expectancy Rate

By TWC News TWC News NORTH CAROLINA-  A study on life expectancy exhibits… Read more »

Forsyth County Life Spans Lag Behind Other Urban Counties

By Richard Craver Winston-Salem Journal The average baby born today in Forsyth County… Read more »

Study Reports Health Risks – Brevard NC

By Jeremiah Reed The Transylvania Times A recent study exploring the life expectancy… Read more »

Study Shows Low Lifespan in Robeson

By Sarah Willets The Robesonian LUMBERTON — According to information released by NC… Read more »

NC’s Life Expectancy Disparity Study: Where you’re Born a Major Factor

By Herbert L. White The Charlotte Post Where you’re born in North Carolina… Read more »

County Data Cards Highlight Local Child Health Successes, Challenges; See Watauga’s Data

High County Press Where children are born in North Carolina makes a big… Read more »

Where Children Live Predicts a Difference in Life Expectancy by as Much as a Decade

By Sandy Selvy-Mullis The Stanly News and Press RALEIGH—Where children are born in… Read more »

Bill would partly raise NC’s criminal age of majority to 18 from 16

By Paul Woolverton Fayetteville Observer RALEIGH — North Carolina labels youths 16 or… Read more »

Advocates Try Again to ‘Raise the Age’

By Rose Hoban North Carolina Health News After dying in the Senate last… Read more »

Juvenile justice changes proposed

By Mike Conley McDowell Press A new bill in the N.C. General Assembly… Read more »

‘Raise the Age’ push for teen crime changes returns

By Laura Leslie WRAL Raleigh, N.C. — A proposal to change the way… Read more »

Bipartisan bill would raise age of juvenile jurisdiction in N.C.

by Jane Porter INDY Week Imagine being a high school kid, being broke,… Read more »

NC Lawmakers Hope to Raise Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

By TWC News Staff Time Warner Cable News RALEIGH—A handful of state lawmarkers… Read more »

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Smart on Crime’ Legislation to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

by Sandy Selvy-Mullis Stanly News and Press The following is from NC Child. RALEIGH—This… Read more »

NC lawmakers push to change juvenile laws

by Phil Sanchez, WNCN News Pressure is mounting in an effort to change… Read more »

Summit celebrates 20th anniversary of Child Health Report Card

Macon County News NC Child and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine hosted… Read more »

Study has troubling findings about state of child health in N.C.

By Crystal Garrett, Sun Journal Staff A new report card for North Carolina… Read more »

Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

By Rose Hoban, North Carolina Health News Twenty years ago, Tom Vitaglione got… Read more »

Child health report shows cause for optimism

The Enquirer Journal The 2014 Child Health Report Card showed decreases in uninsured… Read more »

NC child health report card gives, high, poor grades

WNCN By Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. – More North Carolina children are getting… Read more »

Report shows many children struggling with poverty, hunger

By Marquita Brown marquita.brown@news-record.com GREENSBORO — When schools closed Feb. 27 after a… Read more »

NC Child: Teen Pregnancy Drops, More Kids Have Health Insurance

By Eric Hodge More children living in North Carolina are now covered by… Read more »

N.C. child health report card has good and poor grades

Fayetteville Observer RALEIGH – More North Carolina children are getting health coverage and… Read more »

NC Must Rethink Changes in Child Care Subsidies

Editorial, News and Observer Republican lawmakers had a well-intentioned goal when they shifted… Read more »

Federal Juvenile Justice Reforms Would Support Existing North Carolina Programs

By Stephanie Carson, Public News Service RALEIGH, N.C. – Congress is set to… Read more »

North Carolina Leading Country in Reduction of Uninsured Children

  By Stephanie Carson, Public News Service RALEIGH, N.C. – A report released Thursday… Read more »

Madison County schools end paddling

By Julie Ball, Asheville Citizen-Times MARSHALL – The Madison County school system is the… Read more »

Thousands of Families Lose Child Care Subsidies Under New State Budget

By Heather Waliga, WTVD RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A change in the way the… Read more »

Onslow to Mull Changing Rule on School Spanking

By Jannette Pippin, Jacksonville Daily News The use of spanking and paddling to… Read more »

Seeking safety: Can preschool help fight crime?

By Greg Barnes, Fayetteville Observer TULSA, Oklahoma — Mercedes Carmona raves about Tulsa’s… Read more »

NC ranks 34th for child well-being

By Julie Ball, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE – Economic indicators around childhood poverty show North… Read more »

5 highlights on NC child health in new report

By Katelyn Ferral, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Children in North Carolina are healthier… Read more »

NC safe surrender law meant to aid unwanted babies

By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. – As the district attorney awaits a… Read more »

Changes to child care subsidy eligibility may shut out some low-income families

By Katy Canada, News and Observer Close to 12,000 children, the vast majority… Read more »

Senate committee approves bill exempting some child care facilities from licensure

By Lindsay Wagner Lawmakers moved a bill forward Wednesday that would exempt some… Read more »

House approves keeping youthful misdemeanors in juvenile court

By Tara Jeffries RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill allowing 16- and 17-year-old misdemeanor… Read more »

NC Closer To Raising Age At Which Teens Can Be Tried As Adults

By JESSICA JONES Yesterday, in the state House, lawmakers passed a bill that… Read more »

Historic Raise the Age Legislation Passes the House

After almost a decade of filing similar bills, a proposal to raise the… Read more »

State House OKs bill to steer minors from adult courts

By Greg Barnes Staff writer The House approved a bill Wednesday that would… Read more »

Bruce Springsteen offers chance to recall impulsiveness of teen brains

By Richard Keefe Bruce Springsteen is back in town to perform for the… Read more »

Report Shows Challenges For African-American, Latino Kids, UNC

African-American, Latino and American-Indian children in North Carolina face greater obstacles to success… Read more »

Black, Latino, American-Indian children face greater barriers to achieving success, NC Policy Watch

New Report: Black, Latino, American-Indian children face greater barriers to achieving success, NC… Read more »

NC Children’s Progress Looks Troubling, North Carolina News Network

RALEIGH — The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its Kids Count… Read more »

Local children are getting healthier, The Jacksonville Daily News

March 02–Children in Onslow County are getting healthier but child abuse increased over… Read more »

N.Y., N.C. consider changes to juvenile justice laws, USA Today

A national movement is underway to make all states treat youths age 17… Read more »

County report card shows progress on health indicators, The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — The 2013 Child Health County Data Card shows progress on key… Read more »

Health care improves, food insecurity worsens, Blue Ridge Now

Study: Health care improves, food insecurity worsens, Blue Ridge Now (02.27.2014) N.C. Child… Read more »

NC Child Releases Health Information About Transylvania – Brevard NC, Transylvania Times

NC Child Releases Health Information About Transylvania – Brevard NC, Transylvania Times (02.27.2014)… Read more »

N.C. Child report shows progress on key health indicators for children in Ashe County, Jefferson Post

N.C. Child report shows progress on key health indicators for children in Ashe… Read more »

Report shows health progress for Durham children, The Herald Sun

Report shows health progress for Durham children, The Herald Sun (02.27.2014) DURHAM —… Read more »

McDowell children’s health improving, McDowell News

A new report shows McDowell County is making progress in improving the health… Read more »

Economic downturn still affecting Forsyth children, Winston-Salem Journal

Study: Economic downturn still affecting Forsyth children, Winston-Salem Journal (02.26.2014) Richard Craver/Winston-Salem Journal… Read more »

NC Child report shows progress on key health indicators for children in Buncombe County, Mountain Xpress

NC Child report shows progress on key health indicators for children in Buncombe… Read more »

Fewer teen pregnancies in county, Reflector

Fewer teen pregnancies in county, Reflector (02.26.2014) Pitt County had fewer teen pregnancies… Read more »

Status of Mecklenburg County children improved since 2007, Charlotte Observer

Status of Mecklenburg County children improved since 2007, Charlotte Observer (02.26.2014) By Karen… Read more »

Report Shows Progress on Key Health Indicators for Kids in Watauga: More Insured, Lower Teen Pregnancy, High Country Press

Report Shows Progress on Key Health Indicators for Kids in Watauga: More Insured,… Read more »

Randolph child health improves, The Courier-Tribune

Report: Randolph child health improves, The Courier-Tribune (02.26.2014) February 26, 2014 – 7:20pm… Read more »

Status of Mecklenburg County children improved since 2007, Charlotte Observer

Status of Mecklenburg County children improved since 2007, Charlotte Observer (02.26.2014) By Karen… Read more »

Corporal punishment numbers drop dramatically in McDowell County Schools, McDowell News

Corporal punishment numbers drop dramatically in McDowell County Schools, McDowell News (02.13.2014) A… Read more »

At-risk kids need early help for reading skills, Fayetteville Observer

Column: At-risk kids need early help for reading skills, Fayetteville Observer (02.12.2014) By… Read more »

Fourth-graders lack reading proficiency, The Charlotte Post

Fourth-graders lack reading proficiency, The Charlotte Post (01.28.2014) Fourth-graders lack reading proficiency 65… Read more »

65 Percent Of NC Kids Enter Fourth Grade Below Reading Grade Level, WUNC

Report: 65 Percent Of NC Kids Enter Fourth Grade Below Reading Grade Level,… Read more »

Invest in children to aid U.S. health care, Charlotte Observer

Invest in children to aid U.S. health care, Charlotte Observer (01.16.2014) By Fannie… Read more »

Durham aims to wipe teen offenders’ records clean, The Durham News

Durham aims to wipe teen offenders’ records clean, The Durham News (01.14.2014) DURHAM —… Read more »

Sexton: Judge heats up as teen cools her heels in jail, Winston-Salem Journal

Sexton: Judge heats up as teen cools her heels in jail, Winston-Salem Journal… Read more »

Jail is No Place for North Carolina’s Kids, Public News Service

RALEIGH, N.C. – Hundreds of North Carolina teens are spending the holiday in… Read more »

More NC Children Receive the Gift of Health Coverage, Public News Service

Report: More NC Children Receive the Gift of Health Coverage, Public News Service… Read more »

Childhood Poverty in North Carolina – County Data, NC Health News

Childhood Poverty in North Carolina – County Data, NC Health News (12.23.2013) As… Read more »

More N.C. kids Insured, But Poverty Continues to Affect Children Report Says, NC Health News

More N.C. kids Insured, But Poverty Continues to Affect Children Report Says, NC… Read more »

Uninsured children at historic lows in North Carolina

By John Murawski, News and Observer The number of uninsured children has fallen… Read more »

More N.C. kids have health coverage, The Charlotte Post

More N.C. kids have health coverage, The Charlotte Post (12.22.013) by Stephanie Carroll… Read more »

Our View: Here’s why spanking students is sure to backfire, Fayetteville Observer

Our View: Here’s why spanking students is sure to backfire, Fayetteville Observer (12.15.2013)… Read more »

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, News & Observer

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, News & Observer (10.08.2013) By MARTHA… Read more »

Action for Children North Carolina receives $150,000 grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Mountain Xpress

Action for Children North Carolina receives $150,000 grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable… Read more »

Uncertain Futures, Univision

Latino children are among the hardest hit by high poverty rates in North… Read more »

Action for Children’s President and CEO Deborah Bryan speaks with UNC-TV about the organization’s 30th anniversary

Action for Children’s President and CEO Deborah Bryan speaks with UNC-TV about the… Read more »

Infant mortality rate rises as funding falls, Roanoke-Chowan News Herald

Infant mortality rate rises as funding falls, Roanoke-Chowan News Herald (11.4.2013) By Stephanie… Read more »

Cumberland DSS chief says Shaniya Davis case played role in department reform, Fayetteville Observer

Cumberland DSS chief says Shaniya Davis case played role in department reform, Fayetteville… Read more »

From school to prison in North Carolina, Charlotte Observer

From school to prison in North Carolina, Charlotte Observer (10.31.2013) By Fannie Flono… Read more »

Infant mortality up, funds fading, Charlotte Post

Infant mortality up, funds fading, Charlotte Post (10.30.2013) RALEIGH – More of North… Read more »

To rehab kids, save money and improve safety, ‘raise the age’, Charlotte Observer

To rehab kids, save money and improve safety, ‘raise the age’, Charlotte Observer… Read more »

Purcell to be honored by state advocacy group, Laurinburg Exchange

Purcell to be honored by state advocacy group, Laurinburg Exchange (10.23.2013) RALEIGH —A… Read more »

Corporal Punishment Persists in U.S. Schools, Education Week

Corporal Punishment Persists in U.S. Schools, Education Week (10.23.2013) By Alyssa Morones Three years… Read more »

Medicaid expansion would save lives of children

New report: Medicaid expansion would save lives of children (10.22.2013) A new report… Read more »

Infant Mortality Rates Tick Up for Second Year

Infant Mortality Rates Tick Up for Second Year (10.18.2013) After years of steady… Read more »

Please Join in Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Action for Children North Carolina

Please join Action for Children North Carolina on November 6 at the North… Read more »

Corporal punishment numbers decline in McDowell, McDowell News

Corporal punishment numbers decline in McDowell, McDowell News(10.08.2013) LANDDIS HOLLIFIELDLike other school districts… Read more »

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, News & Observer

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, News & Observer (10.08.2013) By MARTHA… Read more »

Corporal punishment numbers decline in McDowell, McDowell News

Corporal punishment numbers decline in McDowell, McDowell News(10.08.2013) LANDDIS HOLLIFIELDLike other school districts… Read more »

Corporal Punishment On The Decline In N.C., WUNC 91.5

Report: Corporal Punishment On The Decline In N.C., WUNC 91.5 (10.08.2013) By CATHERINE BRAND… Read more »

Robeson Co. leads NC in corporal punishment use, WCNC

Robeson Co. leads NC in corporal punishment use, WCNC (10.07.2013) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)… Read more »

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, SFGate

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, SFGate (10.07.2013) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —… Read more »

Corporal punishment use continues decline in N.C., The Times-News

Corporal punishment use continues decline in N.C., The Times-News (10.07.2013) The use of… Read more »

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, WRAL

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, WRAL (10.07.2013) The use of corporal… Read more »

End It: Hitting kids doesn’t educate them, Fayetteville Observer

Editorial-End It: Hitting kids doesn’t educate them, Fayetteville Observer (10.07.2013) Robeson County parents… Read more »

Robeson still tops in corporal punishment, The Robesonian

Robeson still tops in corporal punishment, The Robesonian (10.07.2013) Robeson County again leads… Read more »

Robeson Co. Leads State In Corporal Punishment Use, WITN

Robeson Co. Leads State In Corporal Punishment Use, WITN (10.07.2013) A study shows… Read more »

Corporal punishment drops in NC; highest in Robeson County, NBC News

Corporal punishment drops in NC; highest in Robeson County, NBC News (10.07.2013) The… Read more »

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, The Herald

Corporal punishment use continues decline in NC, The Herald (10.07.2013) RALEIGH, N.C. — The… Read more »

NC schools used corporal punishment 184 times, The Virginian Pilot

Study: NC schools used corporal punishment 184 times, The Virginian Pilot (10.07.2013) The… Read more »

Use of Corporal Punishment In Schools Declining In NC, WFMY News

Use of Corporal Punishment In Schools Declining In NC, WFMY News (10.07.2013) RALEIGH,… Read more »

Corporal Punishment Declines in NC, North Carolina News Network

Corporal Punishment Declines in NC, North Carolina News Network (10.07.2013) RALEIGH — New… Read more »

Swain schools among six that still paddle students, Smokey Mountain Times

Swain schools among six that still paddle students, Smokey Mountain Times (10.07.2013) By… Read more »

Corporal punishment use declines in N.C., Winston-Salem Journal

Corporal punishment use declines in N.C., Winston-Salem Journal (10.07.2013) The use of corporal… Read more »

Joyce E. Munkacsi: Spanking, really?, News & Observer

I have recently relocated to North Carolina from a Northern state. I have… Read more »

North Carolina’s incredible shrinking safety net, Jefferson Post

North Carolina’s incredible shrinking safety net, Jefferson Post (08.27.2013) Since the Great Depression,… Read more »

Children will be affected by end of extended unemployment benefits, Star News

Children will be affected by end of extended unemployment benefits, Star News (08.25.2013)… Read more »

Corporal Punishment in Southern Schools: Good News, Bad News, and News That’s Pretty Ugly, Teachers College Record

Corporal Punishment in Southern Schools: Good News, Bad News, and News That’s Pretty… Read more »

North Carolina Continues to Wait for Justice Reform, Campaign for Youth Justice

North Carolina Continues to Wait for Justice Reform, Campaign for Youth Justice (08.13.2013)… Read more »

Volunteers get ready for Day of Action, The Daily News Jacksonville NC

Volunteers get ready for Day of Action, The Daily News Jacksonville NC (06.16.2013)… Read more »

Time to forge comprehensive N.C. poverty plan, Charlotte Observer

Time to forge comprehensive N.C. poverty plan, Charlotte Observer (06.16.2013) Few in North… Read more »

Lawmakers debate dropping age for trying some accused as adults, Star News

Lawmakers debate dropping age for trying some accused as adults, Star News (06.07.2013)… Read more »

Immigrant Minors Locked In Adult Detention For Months At A Time, ICE Data Shows, The Huffington Post

Immigrant Minors Locked In Adult Detention For Months At A Time, ICE Data… Read more »

Increasing the age when teens would be tried as adults, NC Spin

Increasing the age when teens would be tried as adults, NC Spin (06.07.2013)… Read more »

Washington Teen could face adult trial in murder case, Yakima Herald Republic

Washington Teen could face adult trial in murder case, Yakima Herald Republic (06.07.2013)… Read more »

House Budget Eliminates Child Fatality Task Force – UPDATED, NC Health News

House Budget Eliminates Child Fatality Task Force – UPDATED, NC Health News, (06.07.2013)… Read more »

NC House should back ‘Raise the Age’ proposal, Asheville Citizen Times

NC House should back ‘Raise the Age’ proposal, Asheville Citizen Times (06.07.2013) Suppose… Read more »

Increasing the age when teens would be tried as adults, NC Spin

Increasing the age when teens would be tried as adults, NC Spin (06.07.2013)… Read more »

Proposed Bill Would Change NC Age of Adulthood, DIGTRIAD

Proposed Bill Would Change NC Age of Adulthood, DIGTRIAD (05.28.2013) Greensboro, NC —… Read more »

North Carolina considers ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’, Chemical Watch Global Risk and Regulation News

North Carolina considers ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’, Chemical Watch Global Risk and Regulation News… Read more »

Bills Affect Young Offenders in Different Ways, NC Health News

North Carolina is one of only two states in the U.S. that prosecutes… Read more »

Young enough for adult trial? Bill would prosecute 13-year-olds on felonies, The Charlotte Post

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NC advocates for children visit General Assembly, WRAL

NC advocates for children visit General Assembly, WRAL (04.17.2013) RALEIGH, N.C. — Hundreds of… Read more »

Press Conference for Young Offenders Rehabilitation Act

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NC advocates for children visit General Assembly, WWAYTV3

NC advocates for children visit General Assembly, WWAYTV3 (04.17.2013) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) –… Read more »

An Open Letter to the North Carolina Legislature, The Huffington Post

An Open Letter to the North Carolina Legislature, The Huffington Post (04.05.2013) Before… Read more »

HB 217 poses dire consequences for young offenders, The Herald Sun

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Bill could send more minors to adult jails, The Charlotte Observer

Bill could send more minors to adult jails, The Charlotte Observer (03.25.2013) Any… Read more »

NC Should say no to trying 13-year-olds in adult court, News & Observer

NC Should say no to trying 13-year-olds in adult court, News & Observer… Read more »

Lowering the age?!, NC Policy Watch

Lowering the age?!, NC Policy Watch (03.20.2013) State House proposal flies in the… Read more »

Youth Campaign tries to stop NC bill, Los Angeles Wave

Youth Campaign tries to stop NC bill, Los Angeles Wave (03.19.2013) By Olu… Read more »

Hope Morgan Ward and Bruce Stanley – Raise the age, for their sake, Wilmington Star News

Hope Morgan Ward and Bruce Stanley – Raise the age, for their sake,… Read more »

Report: Decline in the Number of North Carolina Youth Behind Bars, Public News Service

Report: Decline in the Number of North Carolina Youth Behind Bars, Public News… Read more »

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention, Huffington Post

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention, Huffington Post (02.27.2013) By Sayre Quevedo… Read more »

Brandy Bynum on Raising the Age for Juvenile Prosecutions, WPTF

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention, Huffington Post

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention, Huffington Post (02.27.2013) By Sayre Quevedo… Read more »

N.C. school board considers opposing paddling kids, The Times News

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North Carolina State Board of Education opposes use of corporal punishment in public schools, Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina State Board of Education opposes use of corporal punishment in public… Read more »

State Board of Education passes resolution against spanking But decisions on corporal punishment are up to local districts

State Board of Education passes resolution against spanking But decisions on corporal punishment… Read more »

State Board of Education passes resolution against spanking, The News & Observer

State Board of Education passes resolution against spanking, The News & Observer (02.07.2013)… Read more »

NC school board considers opposing paddling kids, The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC

NC school board considers opposing paddling kids, The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC… Read more »

State Board of Education takes position against corporal punishment, My Fox 8

State Board of Education takes position against corporal punishment, My Fox 8 (02.07.2013)… Read more »

NC School Board Opposes Paddling Students, WFMY NEWS

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North Carolina School Board Considers Opposing Paddling Kids, CBS Charlotte

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State education board expresses opposition to corporal punishment

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State School Board Looks At Paddling In School

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Action for Children NC, discusses declining incarceration rates for young people and the latest on ‘Raise the Age’ legislation

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Coalitions forming across state to be heard at legislature Left, right prepare for battles in General Assembly, Charlotte Observer.com

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Action for Children: New data highlights need for expanded Medicaid eligibility, Mountain Express

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Child health improvement: A challenge for the McCrory administration, NC Policy Watch

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Taking NC juvenile justice to the next level, The Asheville Citizen Times

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Raising the age for teens charged with misdemeanors?, WBTV News

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NC child poverty exceeds national average, The Inquirer-Journal

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Study: 1 in 10 N.C. children lives with unemployed parent, Winston Salem Journal

Study: 1 in 10 N.C. children lives with unemployed parent, Winston Salem Journal… Read more »

Some lawmakers want minor criminals to stay in juvenile court, Triangle News 14

Some lawmakers want minor criminals to stay in juvenile court, Triangle News 14… Read more »

Push for North Carolina to “Raise the Age”, NC Public News Service

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Child advocates pushing lawmakers to raise age for youth accused of minor offenses, WSOCTV

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Push for North Carolina to ‘Raise the Age’ Bills would try 16-, 17-year-olds as juveniles, The Charlotte Post

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Some lawmakers want minor criminals to stay in juvenile court,Triangle News14

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Push for North Carolina to “Raise the Age”, Public News Service

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Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US, WECT

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One year makes all the difference in justice system, JDNews

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Infant mortality rate rising in N.C., The Charlotte Post

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Action for Children awarded Z. Smith Reynolds grant, Winston-Salem Journal

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‘Focus on Children’ town hall set for Oct. 30, Mountain Xpress

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Area’s infant death rates volatile, Star News

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After Record Decline, N.C. Infant Mortality Rate Experiences Slight Increase, Smart Start

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Editorial – Invest in pre-K programs now or pay more later, Star News

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Action for Children North Carolina Awarded Grant from Z. Smith Reynolds, Home in Henderson

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Early childhood programs have real economic benefits, News & Observer

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Robeson needs study on paddling, Robesonian

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Column: Clyde Fitzgerald on the hungry all around us, Winston-Salem Journal

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Reforms credited for driving juvenile crime down in North Carolina, News & Observer

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Sequestration dangers loom on horizon, Asheville Citizen-Times

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North, South Carolina rank in top ten poorest states, WBTV

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Op-ed: Bowes – Mistake shouldn’t define life, Fayetteville Observer

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5 Tips to Be a GRAND Advocate for Children

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The Age of the Child, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

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Escaping poverty a challenge for NC children

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Kids Count Data Offers Mixed Bag for N.C., The Pilot

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State’s high school graduation rates are climbing, Jefferson Post

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Poverty gave a body blow to N.C. suburbs, The Charlotte Observer

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More than half of Hispanic children in North Carolina are poor, The Conexioun

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More Hispanics graduate school in North Carolina, La Conexion

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High school graduation rates are up, The News & Observer

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Cumberland County schools report narrowing race gap in student test scores, Fayetteville Observer

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Editorial: Quality education, News & Record

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Report: N.C. is 34th in nation for child well-being, Winston-Salem Journal

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Editorial – Jobs are obvious solution to help families meet basic needs, Wilmington Star

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2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Improvements in Health and Education, Declines in Economic Security for North Carolina’s Children, Public School Forum of North Carolina The Friday Report

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N.C. ranks 34th in child well-being for country, The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC

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2012 Kids Count results released, NPR

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Editorial: Alive – Child-homicide prevention efforts pay off, Fayetteville Observer

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A Fresh Look at Child Well-Being, Smart Start

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N.C. Children Show Improving Education, Health, Declining Economic Security, Carolina Parent

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North Carolina ranks 34th in overall wellbeing of its children, WCNC

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NC ranks 34th in overall wellbeing of its children, The Sacramento Bee

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KIDS COUNT 2012: A Fresh Look at Child Well-Being, NC Policy Watch

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NC ranks 34th in overall wellbeing of its children, Fox 8

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NC ranks 34th in overall wellbeing of its children, News & Observer +23 others

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Kids Count ranks North Carolina 34th nationally in overall wellbeing of its children, The Republic Columbus, Indiana

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Child poverty grows in North Carolina, Charlotte Observer

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Action for Children North Carolina says child abuse deaths among military families down, but still a concern, Fayetteville Observer

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Child homicides remain higher on and around military bases, News-Record

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Child homicides decline in Onslow, but still top state average, The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC

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A healthier gambling alternative to the lottery and sweepstakes games, NC Policy Watch

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Programs in Place to Reduce Child Homicide Rates in NC, Fort Bragg Patch

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Child homicides remain higher on and around military bases, News & Observer

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MomsRising: A bad state budget for kids, WRAL

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Nonprofit: Child abuse deaths among NC military families down, but still a concern, U.S. Stars and Stripes

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It’s time to Raise the Age on teen crime, Asheville Citizen-Times

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Deborah Bryan President and CEO of Action for Children North Carolina, Triangle Business Journal

The pre-K route, The News & Observer

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Raising the age for adult court would give youth a better chance, Winston-Salem Journal

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Education overhaul needs a comprehensive plan, not a hastily approved bill, Star News

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Letter Supporting Raise the Age (SB 434), The Childrens Alliance

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About Keeping Healthy in North Carolina Health Care Facilities, Lincoln Medical

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House Budget Released: Impact on NC Children, Home in Henderson

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Group works to change sentencing of teen in N.C. What do New York and North Carolina have in common? Their prosecution of teenagers as adults., Technician

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Children’s Advocates Urge NC Lawmakers to ‘Raise the Age’, Public News Service

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Editorial – Juvenile court isn’t ‘being soft on crime’, Wilmington Star

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It’s Time – Flawed system bulk-processes defendants, Fayetteville Observer

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N.C. Bill Aims to Keep Youths Out of Adult Court, Officer.com

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Group seeks to raise juvenile age from 16 to 18, News & Observer

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Push continues to revise how juvenile misdemeanor offenders are treated, North Carolina News Network

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Where hope meets reality, The Herald Sun

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Raise the age for juvenile justice cases – New push in N.C. to keep some minors out of adult courts, The Charlotte Observer

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Column: A mother’s plea for protecting children, Winston-Salem Journal

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NC Juvenile Justice laws questioned, News 14

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REDUCING THE PROSECUTION OF YOUTH IN ADULT CRIMINAL COURT, Radio News Source

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From a gang to community outreach, The Herald Sun

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Advocates Ask for Changes to Juvenile Justice System, North Carolina Health News

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North Carolina General Assembly to hear from hundreds of Child & Family Advocates Today, Home in Henderson

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Even the Locke Foundation thinks “raising the age” is a good idea, The Progressive Pulse

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Charging minors as adults costly, Greenville

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ACTION Tell the NC State Legislature: stop jailing our children, ColorOfChange Blog

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Adult crimes at what age?, The Daily Herald

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One mom’s Mother’s Day appeal to protect North Carolina’s children, NC Policy Watch

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North Carolina Set to Leave Billions in Potential Revenue on the Table

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Burke County school board ends corporal punishment with 5-2 vote, WSOCTV

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Child health measures show need for improvement, ECU Health Beat

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Tell Our Elected Leaders, ” Do Not Raise Taxes on North Carolina Children and Families.”

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Get Children out of the Adult System

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Health, wealth, News and Observer

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Let’s give our youths a chance to succeed, Times- News Online

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Study of N.C. counties links health, affluence, Winston- Salem Journal

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Health Divide in NC Reflects Economic Disparities, WRAL.com

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Advocates say food boosts academics: Malnutrition Affects Development, Learning, Eastern Wake News

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N.C. Should Outlaw Corporal Punishment, The Charlotte Observer

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NC Air Toxics Program changes get Perdue’s backing, NECN

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Hitting – Once and for all, end the paddling controversy, FayObserver.com

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New Report Summarizes Economic Impact of Cutting SNAP Benefits, Home in Henderson

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2 NC school districts account for most paddling, WHIO-TV

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Time to halt paddling, Washington Daily News

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2 NC school districts account for most paddling, The News & Observer

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Corporal Punishment, The Associated Press + 18 Others

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2 NC school districts account for most paddling, Fox Reno

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2011 Child Health Report Card, The Progressive Pulse

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Tayloe: Our at-risk children, our shame, News & Observer

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No one in the state of North Carolina living in extreme poverty,” says lawmaker, Voices for America’s Children – nonprofit

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Expunge Nonviolent Offenses by Minors, North Carolina Bar Association

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Groups want corporal punishment curbed, News & Observer

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Hope Morgan Ward and Bruce Stanley – Raise the age, for their sake, Star News

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George Cleveland, Republican Rep, Claims No Extreme Poverty In North Carolina As Preschool Cuts Weighed, Huffington Post

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Jacksonville lawmaker says no “extreme poverty” in N.C., The News & Observer

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N.C. Republican lawmaker claims ‘extreme poverty’ doesn’t exist in state, McClatchy Washington Bureau

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Limited time to comments on Pre-K Pre-K privatization

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Monday numbers, NC Policy Watch

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New data show poverty on the rise in NC, North Carolina News Network

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More kids growing up in poor N.C. neighborhoods, The Charlotte Post

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Number of North Carolina Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Surges, Home in Henderson

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The Investment, News & Observer

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KIDS COUNT Explores Children Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods

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This week in N.C.: Nonprofits & giving, Philanthropy Journal

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Number of kids living in high-poverty areas of NC soars: Two-fold increase since 2000

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Data Raise Troubling Questions about Corporal Punishment in North Carolina Public Schools, Home in Henderson

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Editorial: Logging the time teens spend driving will lead to safer driving, Winston-Salem Journal

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Kids treated as adult felons will act as such, Charlotte Observer

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Educators, dentists consider mobile dental vans, Dan River

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Action for Children North Carolina 2012 Legislative Agenda for Children, Home in Henderson

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Business Observer for Sunday, Jan. 15, Fayetteville Observer

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Action for Children’s Tom Vitaglione on child deaths in North Carolina

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Corporal Punishment Update!

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Official silence on hitting students, News and Observer

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UNC’s Devlin Elected to Action for Children North Carolina Board, ASPH Friday Letter

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News about people, groups, Philanthropy Journal

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Devlin elected to Action for Children North Carolina board, Gillings School of Global Public Health

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Action Alert: Call the White House Today on behalf of Young Children!

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School districts back off paddling, The Charlotte Post

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North Carolina Shortchanged on Child Poverty Funding, Home in Henderson

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Group seeks ban on corporal punishment in schools, The Sanford Herald

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Advocacy Group Asks State Board of Education for Recommendation Regarding Corporal Punishment in the Public Schools ~ Press Release

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Parents: Plug in to kids, The News & Observer

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Budget cuts could undermine progress in child health care, The Duke Chronicle

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Smart investments can help reduce poverty among children, Smart Start

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Grant will support on-line curriculum to help youthful offenders, The Mountaineer

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State’s children making health progress, Winston-Salem Journal

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Action for Children NC’s Laila A. Bell on the cost of food insecurity

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Health of NC Children Has Improved, But Concerns Remain, WCTI12

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New report: NC kids’ health shows good progress, WECT +20 other news outlets

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State’s children making health progress, Winston-Salem Journal

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PR: NC Child Health Report Card highlights: Infant mortality drops to all-time low, proportion of children living in poverty rises, Carolina Public Press

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PR: NC Child Health Report Card highlights: Infant mortality drops to all-time low, proportion of children living in poverty rises, Carolina Public Press

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2011 North Carolina Child Health Report Card, Home in Henderson

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Annual NC child health report shows improvements, WBTV + 23 other news outlets

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Report says NC kids’ health showing progress, but warns of likely declines linked to economy, The Republic

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Despite gains, poverty weighs down Child Health Report Card, The Progressive Pulse

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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history, The Sun News

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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history, Real Clear Politics

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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history, WRAL

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NCinfant mortality rate lowest in state history, Deseret News

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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history, News & Observer

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Infant mortality rate lowest in state history, Times-News

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N.C. infant mortality rate lowest in state history, News & Record Greensboro

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Report: Poverty negatively affects 20% of N.C. children, Asheville Citizen-Times

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A bag of chips and the law, The Charlotte Observer

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Report finds hunger cost North Carolina more than $5.4 billion in 2010, Mountain Xpress

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Perdue seeks $30M Pre-K down payment, WRAL

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‘Lock ’em up’ juvenile justice doesn’t work in N.C., Charlotte Post

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Corporal punishment policy could be reviewed, ENC Today

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Take a closer look at child hunger in WNC, The Asheville Citizen-Times

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Decline in corporal punishment looks good, Hickory Record

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Age of offenders, The Times News

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See poverty or not, the numbers don’t lie New figures show more poor people in America than ever, Charlotte Observer

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NC poverty on rise, agencies feeling the effects, WBTV

NC poverty on rise, agencies feeling the effects, WBTV (10.02.2011) CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)… Read more »

Weekly Wrap: Schools stowing the paddle; reservoir delays are costly, Fayetteville Observer

Weekly Wrap: Schools stowing the paddle; reservoir delays are costly, Fayetteville Observer (10.01.2011)… Read more »

Good news worth celebrating, Progressive Pulse

Good news worth celebrating, Progressive Pulse (9.30.11) Many on the modern far right would… Read more »

Corporal Punishment in the Public Schools: A Practice on the Decline, Home in Henderson.com

Corporal Punishment in the Public Schools: A Practice on the Decline, Home in… Read more »

New law hitting the mark, Washington Daily News

New law hitting the mark, Washington Daily News (9.30.11) Editorial Slowly but surely,… Read more »

Corporal punishment declining in NC schools, Associated Press (WRAL + 17 other news outlets)

Corporal punishment declining in NC schools, Associated Press (WRAL + 17 other news… Read more »

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, Asheville Citizen Times

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, Asheville Citizen Times (09.29.2011) RALEIGH —… Read more »

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, Charlotte Observer

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, Charlotte Observer (09.29.2011) RALEIGH, N.C. In… Read more »

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, Associated Press + 46 other outlets

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, Associated Press + 46 other outlets… Read more »

NC poverty increase sparks worry about the future, CNBC, MSNBC, Forbes, Business Week, CBS Money Watch and more

NC poverty increase sparks worry about the future, CNBC, MSNBC, Forbes, Business Week,… Read more »

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, WBTV 3 News

NC poverty increase sparks worries about future, WBTV 3 News (09.29.2011) RALEIGH, N.C…. Read more »

NCPC Board Chair Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Smart Start & The North Carolina Partnership for Children Blog

NCPC Board Chair Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Smart Start & The North Carolina… Read more »

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Thanks North Carolina’s Child Advocates, Market Watch

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Thanks North Carolina’s Child Advocates, Market Watch (09.21.2011) CHARLOTTE, N.C.,… Read more »

Employer-Sponsored Coverage Continues to Decline in North Carolina, Home In Henderson

Employer-Sponsored Coverage Continues to Decline in North Carolina, Home In Henderson (09.19.2011) Raleigh,… Read more »

Henry: More at Four is still needed to mitigate effects of poverty, Fayetteville Observer

Henry: More at Four is still needed to mitigate effects of poverty, Fayetteville… Read more »

Deployments and child deaths Exclusive investigation shows military failed some victims, Army Times

Deployments and child deaths Exclusive investigation shows military failed some victims, Army Times… Read more »

Childhood poverty is up sharply, Wilkes Journal-Patriot

Childhood poverty is up sharply, Wilkes Journal-Patriot (08.29.2011) Statistics showing how child poverty… Read more »

The state’s clear Pre-K responsibility, Raleigh News & Observer

The state’s clear Pre-K responsibility, Raleigh News & Observer (8.26.11) Thousands of eligible… Read more »

Stock retiring, The NC Insider

Longtime lobbyist Paul Stock will retire at the end of August, leaving his… Read more »

No excuse for hunger in North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times

No excuse for hunger in North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times (8.25.11) Maybe we can’t… Read more »

Child hunger rates in Asheville area reach nearly 30 percent, Asheville Citizen-Times

Action for Children’s Mandy Ableidinger on the well-being of children and the legislative budget, NC Policy Watch

Action for Children’s Mandy Ableidinger on the well-being of children and the legislative… Read more »

Report: More NC kids live in poverty: Recession’s impact reverses previous gains, Charlotte Post

Report: More NC kids live in poverty: Recession’s impact reverses previous gains, Charlotte… Read more »

Editorial: Persistent Poverty, Greensboro News & Record

Editorial: Persistent Poverty, Greensboro News & Record (8.20.11) Nearly one in four children… Read more »

23 percent of NC children live in poverty, WITN

23 percent of NC children live in poverty, WITN (8.17.11) Nearly a quarter… Read more »

New Report: NC children still lagging behind, Progressive Pulse

New Report: NC children still lagging behind, Progressive Pulse (8.17.11) This is from… Read more »

North Carolina ranked 38th in child well-being, WGNC – Smart Start blog

North Carolina ranked 38th in child well-being, WGNC – Smart Start blog (8.17.11)… Read more »

Action for Children & Annie E Casey Foundation – Indicators on Child Health & Well-Being, Council for Children’s Rights blog

Action for Children & Annie E Casey Foundation – Indicators on Child Health… Read more »

Smart Start cuts hit in Wake, Raleigh News & Observer

Smart Start cuts hit in Wake, Raleigh News & Observer (8.10.11) BY LYNN… Read more »

Medicaid advisory panel weighs cuts, Raleigh News & Observer

Medicaid advisory panel weighs cuts, Raleigh News & Observer (8.5.11) By Laura Leslie… Read more »

Is corporal punishment child abuse?, Macon News

Is corporal punishment child abuse?, Macon News (08.04.2011) School board gives parents the… Read more »

Hispanic Kids in North Carolina Hit Hard by Recession, Latin American Herald Tribune

Hispanic Kids in North Carolina Hit Hard by Recession, Latin American Herald Tribune… Read more »

Hispanic kids in North Carolina hit hard by recession, Fox News

Hispanic kids in North Carolina hit hard by recession, Fox News (08.01.2011) Charlotte… Read more »

Education Cuts Squeeze N.C. Teachers, NPR

Education Cuts Squeeze N.C. Teachers, NPR (07.31.2011) As the 50 states pass their… Read more »

Well-deserved awards for two heroes of health care in North Carolina, The Progressive Pulse

Well-deserved awards for two heroes of health care in North Carolina, The Progressive… Read more »

Child advocate Tom Vitaglione retires, News and Observer Under the Dome

Child advocate Tom Vitaglione retires, News and Observer Under the Dome (07.20.2011) Longtime… Read more »

NC judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored, WRAL News

NC judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored, WRAL News (07.18.2011) RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina… Read more »

North Carolina groups call on lawmakers to reject job-destroying budget amendment, Justice Center

MEDIA RELEASE: North Carolina groups call on lawmakers to reject job-destroying budget amendment,… Read more »

Paddling on the decline, but still alive in WNC schools, Smokymountin News

Paddling on the decline, but still alive in WNC schools, Smokymountin News (07.13.2011)… Read more »

Support appears to be building for thoughtful juvenile justice reform, Star News

Support appears to be building for thoughtful juvenile justice reform, Star News (07.09.2011)… Read more »

N.C., N.Y. only states where 16-year-olds considered adults by criminal justice system, Star News

N.C., N.Y. only states where 16-year-olds considered adults by criminal justice system, Star… Read more »

Raising age for adult crimes faces resistance, The Herald Sun

Raising age for adult crimes faces resistance, The Herald Sun (06.28.2011) After nearly… Read more »

More getting a clean slate, News and Observer

More getting a clean slate, News and Observer (06.26.2011 In recent years, more… Read more »

Editorial: Recognizing teen realities, The Salisbury Post

Editorial: Recognizing teen realities, The Salisbury Post (06.21.2011) Rep. Marilyn Avila of Raleigh… Read more »

June 21: Urban Ministry, Action for Children, Women’s Giving Circle, and more, Philanthropy Journal

June 21: Urban Ministry, Action for Children, Women’s Giving Circle, and more, Philanthropy… Read more »

Advocates axed, News and Observer

Advocates axed, News and Observer (06.21.2011) The recently passed state budget makes drastic… Read more »

Get ready for new traffic laws, News and Observer

Get ready for new traffic laws, News and Observer (06.21.2011) Hey there, young… Read more »

‘Raise the Age’ bill gains support, Salisbury Post

‘Raise the Age’ bill gains support, Salisbury Post (06.19.2011) More teenagers would go… Read more »

Is your 16-year-old an adult?, Salisbury Post

Is your 16-year-old an adult?, Salisbury Post (06.17.2011) Do you think of your… Read more »

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, Blue Ridge Now

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, Blue Ridge Now (06.15.2011) Lawmakers added… Read more »

Wednesday at the General Assembly, Greensboro News and Record

Wednesday at the General Assembly, Greensboro News and Record (06.15.2011) Lawmakers Wednesday worked… Read more »

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, News and Observer

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, News and Observer (06.15.2011) RALEIGH, N.C…. Read more »

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, Fox News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina lawmakers are voting on changes to education… Read more »

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, The Sun News

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, The Sun News (06.15.2011) By EMERY… Read more »

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, Charlotte Observer

NC lawmakers push ahead on changing education, Charlotte Observer (06.15.2011) RALEIGH, N.C. Lawmakers… Read more »

Children’s advocacy group wants law changed, North Carolina New Network

Children’s advocacy group wants law changed, North Carolina New Network (06.08.2011) (RALEIGH) —… Read more »

Justice Orr urges raising age for juvenile court, News and Observer

Justice Orr urges raising age for juvenile court, News and Observer (06.07.2011) Former… Read more »

Officials urge state to make changes to juvenile justice system, News 14 Carolina

Officials urge state to make changes to juvenile justice system, News 14 Carolina… Read more »

The worth of children’s programs, News and Observer

The worth of children’s programs, News and Observer (06.07.2011) DURHAM On May 19,… Read more »

No hitting in the classroom, Chapel Hill News

No hitting in the classroom, Chapel Hill News (06.01.2011) April was National Child… Read more »

School spanking comes under fire, McDowell News

School spanking comes under fire, McDowell News (05.31.2011) Although spanking public school students… Read more »

NC juvenile justice officials warn of ‘devastating’ budget cuts, WRAL

NC juvenile justice officials warn of ‘devastating’ budget cuts, WRAL (05.31.11) As North… Read more »

Action for Children on the Senate budget’s impact on NC children and families, NC Policy Watch

Action for Children on the Senate budget’s impact on NC children and families,… Read more »

Perdue threatens veto over education funds, Salisbury Post

Perdue threatens veto over education funds, Salisbury Post (05.25.2011) ROWAN COUNTY — State… Read more »

Perdue threatens veto over education funds, Salisbury Post

Perdue threatens veto over education funds, Salisbury Post (05.25.2011) ROWAN COUNTY — State… Read more »

Campaign for Youth Justice releases new State Trends Report

Campaign for Youth Justice releases new State Trends Report (5.24.11) The Campaign for… Read more »

Medicaid proposals would harm North Carolina, NC Policy Watch

Medicaid proposals would harm North Carolina, NC Policy Watch (06.15.2011) The budget plan… Read more »

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, NC NOW

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, NC NOW (3/29/11) Click to hear… Read more »

Partnerships will take their voice to Raleigh today, The Sampson Independent

Partnerships will take their voice to Raleigh today, The Sampson Independent (03.15.2011) Although… Read more »

N.C. may treat fewer teen offenders as adults, The Virginian-Pilot

N.C. may treat fewer teen offenders as adults, The Virginian-Pilot (02.20.2012) The North… Read more »