The page-one headline story in the August print edition of Carolina Journal focused on new legislation designed to replace controversial Common Core public school standards. One of North Carolina’s most vocal Common Core critics, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, promoted the CJ article on his Facebook page.

The Carolina Plotthound website featured as its lead item Thursday CJ Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on Durham gun registry records remaining in limbo after state legislation ended the registry. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted that article in their daily press email, along with Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow criminal defendants to waive their right to a jury trial and Smith’s report on the reaction from election reform critics to their recent courtroom defeat. promoted Smith’s articles on the constitutional amendment and the election reform foes. CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson offers an “On the Trail” electoral update this weekend for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.