Urban Ministries http://wunc.org en North Carolina And The Extended Unemployment Debate http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-and-extended-unemployment-debate <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina lawmakers, business leaders and economists are touting a positive economic outlook for 2014.</p><p>Governor Pat McCrory gives a lot of credit for the state’s economic comeback to his administration’s overhaul of unemployment policy.&nbsp;</p><p>In Washington, lawmakers continue to debate whether to approve a federal unemployment extension for more than one million jobless workers.&nbsp; It’s an extension many in North Carolina had to do without several months ago.</p><p>During a speech in Research Triangle Park, McCrory said he likes what he sees.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:48:18 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28521 at http://wunc.org North Carolina And The Extended Unemployment Debate Urban Ministries Grateful for "SPENT" http://wunc.org/post/urban-ministries-grateful-spent <p>An online game developed to help bring awareness to the needy at Urban Ministries of Durham is helping keep the organization afloat.</p><p><br>McKinney advertising agency developed and launched the online game <a href="http://playspent.org/">SPENT</a> earlier this year.&nbsp; Players live close to the edge of joblessness and homelessness.&nbsp; And at the end – they’re prompted to donate to Urban Ministries of Durham.&nbsp; Patrice Nelson is Executive Director of the non-profit.&nbsp; She says <a href="http://playspent.org/">SPENT</a> has brought in 41-thousand dollars so far.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:20:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7295 at http://wunc.org