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To Prevent Surprise Bills, New Health Law Rules Could Widen Insurer Networks

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To Prevent Surprise Bills, New Health Law Rules Could Widen Insurer Networks

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Saturday, July 19,

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Veteran physician: Improve public Medicaid system; don’t sell it to private HMO’s

As Governor McCrory and his HHS Secretary Aldona Wos convene a rather strange closed door “listening  session” on Medicaid in Greensboro today (it’s scheduled to last all of 45 minutes), let’s hope they both took the time over the weekend to read an excellent, “from-the-trenches” essay by Goldsboro physician Dr. David Tayloe in Raleigh’s News ...

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Initiative seeks to bring together the puzzle pieces for improving Tulsa schools

Rebecca Hollis
This post is by Rebecca Hollis, who is working with OK Policy during the summer as a Southern Education Leadership Initiative Fellow. Rebecca attends Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and is part of the Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Honors Program. She previously contributed a post about community schools in Oklahoma

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"The FBI’s Terror Machine, Tonight on HBO"

More suspense thriller than eat-your-broccoli documentary, The Newburgh Sting follows an FBI informant’s recruitment of four African-American men in an elaborate sting that made headlines in 2009 as a terrorist plot.

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Making Flying While Brown Safe Again

Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program

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When Shoshana Hebshi boarded Frontier Flight 623 on September 11, 2011, she was heading home to Detroit Metro Airport from a visit to her sister in San Francisco. She couldn't have foreseen that being seated next to two other brown-skinned people would end up with her handcuffed, detained, and strip-searched by law enforcement.

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Houston is on the hunt for NC teachers once again

On the heels of its Raleigh job fair in May, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is once again looking to poach North Carolina’s school teachers to come work in Texas for much higher pay. The Texas school district will be holding job fairs this week in Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte. The available jobs in ...

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Civility in Supreme Court races?

Kudos to Court of Appeals Judge Bob Hunter, Jr., who in recent remarks to the state bar association set some ground rules for his Supreme Court campaign. Hunter is running against his colleague on the appeals court, Sam Ervin IV, for the seat being vacated by Justice Mark Martin, who’s running for Chief Justice. In aftermath ...

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In The Know: Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

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Quote of the Day 7/21/2014

“We found that our average education major will be paid $31,000 a year when they graduate to teach. They will leave with an average debt of at least $21,000. Now how long is it going to take them to pay off those debts?”
-University of Oklahoma President David Boren, on a new program being offered by the university to forgive student debt for graduates who stay in Oklahoma and enter high-need teaching areas (Source: http://bit.ly/1zWZMeW)

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19,873

Number of beginning farmers in Oklahoma in 2012, down from 26,880 in 2002.
Source: USDA Census of Agriculture, via Farmland Information Center.
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