The Mount Airy News published a recent Carolina Journal editorial urging Gov. Pat McCrory to settle a lawsuit with media outlets over public-records requests. The Wake Forest Weekly picked up Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on North Carolina reaching a homeschooling milestone.

The Kernersville News published N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler‘s CJ column on Magna Carta‘s ongoing importance and John Locke Foundation Research Intern Austin Pruitt‘s columns on lobbyists’ role in the political process and the state’s long-term pension obligations. The N.C. Spin website promoted Pruitt’s column on state pension obligations, along with CJ Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on the state Senate’s latest Medicaid reform proposal. cited Way’s article on a proposal to allow charter school operators to take over North Carolina’s worst-performing traditional elementary schools and Smith’s report on the latest state budget extension. picked up CJ contributor Kristen Blair‘s column on the growing movement of parents opting out of public school standardized tests. N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email cited Blair’s column, Smith’s report on new regulations for transportation networks such as Uber, Smith’s article on this week’s developments in state budget negotiations, and Way’s report on controversial state backyard poultry regulations.