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2943
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The challenge to the constitutionality of the First and Twelfth Congressional Districts is before the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision to redraw the districts could affect the primary, general election, constituents, and incumbents.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 14 Issue 6, Feb 1996, p7-8, il Periodical Website
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3440
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With approval of the State Board of Education, charter schools - free, tax-supported public schools operated by a private, non-profit organization - may operate. Charter schools in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham are profiled.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 31, July 1997, p11-15, il Periodical Website
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3846
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While Raleigh and Wake County dicker about where and when to build their joint homeless shelter, Wake Friends of the Homeless, a non-profit group founded in 1983, seeks to provide space. In August, 1998, the group is opening the first of a series of shelters for homeless families with children.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 30, Aug 1998, p13, il Periodical Website
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3845
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When Wake County purchased 500 acres a decade ago near Holly Springs for a proposed South Wake Sanitary Landfill, the town's population was under 1,000. Rapid growth in the 90s has pushed the population to 7,000. Residents have formed a Citizens Action Committee to resist the landfill's construction.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 31, Aug 1998, p12, il Periodical Website
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3863
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John Edwards, the Democratic Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate, is a political unknown who has never run for public office. He seeks to unseat the incumbent Republican senator, Lauch Faircloth.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 38, Sept 1998, p17-21, il Periodical Website
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3896
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For years Wake County politics has been the domain of conservative men, but in 1998, the women are shaking up the establishment. Most of the Democratic candidates for office are women. For example, women seek four district court judgeships, three seek seats on the Wake County Board of Commissioners, and two the N.C. House of Representatives seats.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 41, Oct 1998, p23, 25-27, il Periodical Website
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3992
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The INDEPENDENT has awarded a 1998 Citizen Award to Myra Fuller and Rhondette Jones, Raleigh public health employees who created an after-school program for young children. The program operates in a health clinic next to the East Raleigh public housing project of Chavis heights,
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p19, il Periodical Website
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4073
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The proposed Southport Center, a new megamall to be built in south Durham, is creating controversy. Proponents point to the $4 - 5 million expected in sales and property tax revenue. They also point out that Wake County will build in the area if Durham doesn't. Opponents say the proposed I-40 location will create huge traffic jams and that the mall would derail any hopes for downtown revitalization.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 1, Jan 1999, p15,17-18 Periodical Website
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4072
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In 1992, the winning candidates spent a total of $4 million campaigning for the state legislature.; in 1998, the figure was $12 million. Although there is public support for campaign financing reform, legislators who support it are in the minority at the moment. Suggestions for reform include limiting campaign contributions to $2,000, limiting national party donations, and using taxes.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 8, Feb 1999, p15-19, il Periodical Website
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Each year North Carolina citizens bet $100 million in the Virginia lottery. Georgia also has a lottery, and South Carolina will soon operate one. With all this money bet elsewhere, lottery proponents argue the state should have its own lottery to keep the money home for things like school funding. Opponents argue that lotteries are immoral and exploit the poor. Polls indicate that if the General Assembly gave voters an opportunity to vote on a lottery referendum, it would pass.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 15, Apr 1999, p18-20, il Periodical Website
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With the population rising in the Research Triangle Metropolitan Area, mass transit is a must. However, feuding between the Triangle Transit Authority and the Department of Transportation is keeping a rail system from becoming a reality. One area of dispute is the number of track miles to be moved. TTA says the DOT's mileage request would double project cost and add years to the completion date. Unless the two can agree, the region must seek other solutions to its traffic problems.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 8, Feb 2000, p15-17, 19, il Periodical Website
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In the Research Triangle Metropolitan Area, land conservation is being far outstripped by development. Between 1987 and 1997, over 190,00 acres were consumed by urban sprawl. Geary discusses the importance of preserving open spaces in a time when the area's population is growing and more open land is becoming suburbs.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 18, May 2000, p20-25, il Periodical Website
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With the state facing a possible $1 billion deficit in 2001, Governor Mike Easley is supporting a state lottery as a way to ease this and future financial difficulties. Geary discusses reactions around the state to this proposal, including ones from the North Carolina Council of Churches and the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 18 Issue 9, Feb 2001, p11, il Periodical Website
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Governor Mike Easley favors a state lottery to bolster declining revenues and wants a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide in 2002. While the Senate appears supportive of the referendum, Easley must convince enough House members to insure citizens get a chance to vote.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 18 Issue 12, Mar 2001, p9, il Periodical Website
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Ed Turlington and Jerry Meek are campaigning to be the new chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Geary discusses the similarities and differences between the two contenders and what the election of each one would mean to the party.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 22 Issue 2, Jan 2005, p19 Periodical Website
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