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27748
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The cost of putting an armed officer in every school in Wake County is explored after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Adding an officer in all of the county’s 169 schools would cost the district 13.5 million dollars. Currently, the district only has 54 officers in schools and the pros and cons of increasing the number of officers is discussed.
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People’s Durham has been awarded a Citizen Award by IndyWeek. The group’s mission is to “further the agenda of justice in Durham” and to increase the power and influence of the working class in Durham. The group has been noted for their work coordinating community projects, supporting public and affordable housing projects, and lobbying for education.
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16810
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A Durham dry cleaning store has been demolished but traces of chemicals are left behind. The cleaners failed to comply with chemical safety resulting in contamination of the area with tetrachloroethylene or PERC. Residents in the area are concerned about the spread of this cancer-causing chemical into their neighborhood.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 23, June 2012, p11, il Periodical Website
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16982
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It seems in Durham, mini-marts and alcohol don't mix. Many of the convenience stores that hold state permits to sell beer and fortified wine has trouble with criminal activity on or near its premises.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 28, July 2012, p14-16, map, f Periodical Website
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17113
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The Durham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a measure to ban smoking on sidewalks and trails, bus stops, parks, and other publicly owned property. Passed in February, the ban goes into effect later this month and violators will be charged a $50 fine if caught smoking any tobacco products in the newly protected public areas.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 31, Aug 2012, p5, 11 Periodical Website
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Greenfire Development purchased Durham's iconic SunTrust tower and is now teaming with Kentucky-based 21c Museum Hotels to turn the building into a hotel. Proposed plans are to turn the tower into a 125-room luxury hotel if the company can secure tax incentives. Durham City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, August 6th to hear the company's proposal.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 30, July 2012, p9, il Periodical Website
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Durham City Council members approved a plan presented by a Kentucky based company called 21c Museum Hotels to transform the SunTrust building into a hotel and art gallery. The tower has been an iconic feature of the Durham skyline for 75 years. The vote was unanimous and within three years renovations should be completed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 32, Aug 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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Last month the Raleigh Police Department enacted the Performance-Based Management System. Since then 200 employees have filed complaints against the system saying it values quantity over quality. The Raleigh Police Protective Association is a union-backed organization receiving these complaints about the nature of the new system that prioritizes certain activities, creating a quota-based system.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 35, Aug 2012, p9 Periodical Website
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Greenfire Development, the group which just sold Durham's Suntrust Bank tower, is being sued by four tenants. The tenants rented studio space in the Liberty Warehouse, a renovated tobacco warehouse. Dispute between tenants and the company arose over a collapsed roof after heavy rains in March 2011.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 36, Sept 2012, p5, 17, il Periodical Website
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A dispute between state and local ordinance concerning outdoor advertising demonstrates the tension between local and state government. In Durham, there is an ongoing legal battle about management of green space around billboards along highways. Environmentalists in Durham are fighting to extend the review period for applications to alter the landscape around a billboard to permit not only state but local officials to approve or disprove.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 39, Sept 2012, p12 Periodical Website
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Previous Republican presidential hopeful John McCain lost the state in 2008 election, something candidate Mitt Romney hoped to avoid in 2012. To reverse last elections democratic vote, the Romney campaign organized supporters to engage and persuade citizens to vote for their candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 44, Oct 2012, p9-10, il Periodical Website
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Granny flats, or detached backyard dwellings also known as accessory homes or backyard cottages, were built in the last decade in Durham border Duke University's East Campus after local ordinances governing their construction were revamped. But due to the the enforcement of an invalid city code, many have been left empty and cut off from potential renters. Coleman discusses the use of the occupancy by primary owner clause, its invalidation by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2008, and how Durham officials were unaware until recently that they were not supposed to enforce it.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 50, Dec 2012, p11, f Periodical Website
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18988
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Recent attacks on the American Tobacco trail, a stretch of greenway in Durham, have officials searching for solutions. They have added daily patrols and are asking for additional aid.
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18989
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Water and sewer service to the controversial 751 South condominium development outside Durham has prompted the city to redesign how they provide utilities outside the city limits.
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Bryan Collins won the Wake County Superior Court judgeship over incumbent Abe Jones. Collins was elected by a narrow margin 51-48. Jones leaves the court after two terms as Superior Court judge.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 46, Nov 2012, p6-7, por Periodical Website
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