The N.C. Spin website and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email both highlighted Carolina Journal Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s coverage of a court ruling striking down North Carolin’s new school vouchers, also known as the Opportunity Scholarship Program. The Senate GOP also promoted Smith’s article on a clarification of student voter identification rules, Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on a controversy surrounding new Advanced Placement U.S. History standards, and John Locke Foundation President John Hood‘s columns on helpful new federal economic measures and the latest numbers in North Carolina’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. took note of Way’s AP history article, while promoted Smith’s reports on student voter ID requirements and the N.C. General Assembly’s vote to finalize new coal ash regulations before adjourning for the year.

The Kernersville News and Lumberton Robesonian picked up CJ Publisher Jon Ham‘s column on media outlets paying a steep price for access to rogue regimes. The Kenly News and Selma News published JLF Senior Fellow Marc Rotterman‘s column on U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan running away from her association with President Obama.

CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson recapped the week’s top electoral news for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” radio program. A News & Observer column on straight-ticket voting cited a CJ guest column from a former top political adviser to Gov. Pat McCrory.