John Murawski, RCInvestigations

John Murawski

RCInvestigations

Raleigh, NC, United States

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  • The Daily Signal
  • Wall Street Journal
  • newsobserver.com
  • Govtech.com
  • Durham Herald-Sun
  • The State Newspaper
  • The Miami Herald
  • Charlotte Observer
  • McClatchyDC
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Past articles by John:

Woke Medicine's Got a Tricky Operation Coming Up: Grafting 'Systemic Racism' Onto Hard Science

By John Murawski, RealClearInvestigationsApril 5, 2022 Just a few years ago, concepts such as “white supremacy,” “systemic racism,” and “structural intersectionality&rdqu → Read More

No Critical Race Theory in Schools? Here's the Abundant Evidence Saying Otherwise

Above, a mother protests critical race theory in Albuquerque last month. Such objections are often met with denials that CRT is being taught, despite many indications to the contrary. By John Murawski → Read More

Medical Research Embraces 'Systemic Racism,' Risks Scientific Credibility

Medical journal editors are clamoring for a racial lens, and systemic racism has been transformed from a fringe theory to a canonical truth. → Read More

People With Autism Are Hot Hires for AI Jobs

Businesses scrambling for artificial-intelligence talent are tapping an unusual resource: people with autism, who can do repetitive AI tasks for hours or who excel at pattern recognition. → Read More

Recycling Centers Roll Out AI-Trained Robots

Recycling facilities are deploying artificial-intelligence-guided robots, which can sort streams of waste more quickly and accurately than human workers. → Read More

NC’s Medicaid privatization could be in for long delays as legal challenges loom

Medicaid privatization in North Carolina faces a legal challenge by My Health by Health Providers, but the state health department is moving ahead with implementation. Aetna, Optima are also mulling appeals of the $6 billion contract. → Read More

NC awards contracts worth unprecedented $6 billion a year in privatization of Medicaid

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announces five organizations that will administer the $6 billion annual Medicaid program under a new privatization model mandated by the state legislature in 2015. → Read More

Waste From Hurricane Florence Continues to Overwhelm North Carolina Landfills

Uprooted trees, broken furniture, sodden carpets, soggy sheet rock, smashed fencing, crushed carports and moldy clothing make up the mix of items destroyed by the September storm and subsequent flooding. → Read More

Would you click for a free gift? Businesses phish their own workers.

Companies in the Triangle and nationwide are running online tests to see if workers will fall for online phishing scams and reveal their log-ons, passwords and other personal information. → Read More

Banks, utilities, restaurants and others offer aid to furloughed federal workers in NC

These banks, restaurants, agencies, utilities and other businesses in North Carolina are offering help to furloughed federal workers as government shutdown continues. → Read More

North Carolina flu deaths climb as season enters its most dangerous phase

North Carolina logged two flu deaths in the week ending Jan. 12, bringing the total to 22 this flu season. At the same time last year, the state had 48 flu deaths in the most deadly flu season since 2009. → Read More

Duke Health is the latest Triangle hospital system to restrict visits by children

Duke University Health System will start restricting kids from visiting as of Tuesday. Area hospitals prevent children from visiting every flu season to prevent the spread of the virus. → Read More

Florence bathed NC in raw sewage. New figures show it was even worse than we thought.

How does contamination from waste water treatment plants into local streams and rivers compare to spills from waste lagoons on hog farms, a reader asks CuriousNC after Hurricane Florence. → Read More

With late surge, Affordable Care Act enrollment in NC closes in on last year’s total

More than 500,000 people enrolled in Affordable Care Act plans for 2019, and the federal government is still counting people who signed up. Big rate cuts by Blue Cross helped push up enrollment totals. → Read More

N&O loses appeal of $6 million libel verdict in SBI agent’s lawsuit

A state appeals court ruled in favor of Beth Desmond, the SBI agent who had successfully sued The News and Observer for libel and won $6 million from a Wake County jury. → Read More

Pediatrician picked as new CEO of UNC Health Care, dean of UNC School of Medicine

Wesley Burks, a pediatrician who specializes in childhood food allergies, will be CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of UNC’s School of Medicine. → Read More

Quoting ‘The Lorax,’ federal judges reject pipeline’s effort to cross Appalachian Trail

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond rejected another federal permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The court said the US Forest Service permit needs more analysis, review and public comment. → Read More

Accusing GOP of ‘political showmanship,’ Cooper’s office seeks public records on pipeline probe

Republican lawmakers hired a private investigative firm to investigate NC Gov. Roy Cooper’s ties to a $57.8 million fund created by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Cooper’s office seeks public records on the investigation. → Read More

UNC Health Care boosts the pay of 9,000 employees as it raises minimum wage

UNC Health Care plans to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, resulting in pay increases for 9,000 employees. The wage adjustment is limited to the Triangle, where the cost of living is higher. → Read More

Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction halts as court reviews 4 endangered species

Construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline stopped Friday when a federal court invalidated a federal permit that allowed the construction project to accidentally kill endangered species. → Read More