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15548
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A Federal court case will involve three young Muslim men from the Triangle accused of supporting terrorist groups. Daniel Patrick Boyd is the leader of the group which is charged with providing \"material support\" and planning attacks on overseas targets.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 37, Sept 2011, p16-17, 19, il Periodical Website
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Developer James Goodnight is restoring Raleigh's historic properties to their original specifications. Three of the buildings, each around 10,000-square-feet, are scheduled for completion in the spring and summer. One is the former Nehi Bottling Company, which like the other restorations, will offer space to various clients, like technology and restaurants.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 4, Jan 2014, p6, il Periodical Website
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Raleigh is somewhat unique in state capitals, in that it has no substantial body of water flowing through it. There are some little streams but no great river. City Planning Director Michael Silver has a vision for the next ten years that would develop something similar to the River Walk in San Antonio. Smith discusses the plan and how it could fit into the Downtown Master Plan.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 3, Jan 2014, p6, map Periodical Website
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Raleigh's Greyhound Bus Station is moving from the downtown area to make way for development. It has occupied the Jones Street terminal since 1969 but recently sold it to a local developer for $4.75 million. The new terminal will be located three miles away at the former Hideaway BBQ restaurant which is in front of the \"desolate\" Raleigh Flea Market Mall. To reach the new location a pedestrian \"has to navigate concrete-strewn underpasses, muddy potted back roads and grassy medians, before walking along the snarling shoulder of Capitol Boulevard past porn stores and chop shops. There are no sidewalks for the first mile and a half.\" It is a walk best made by a seasoned hobo.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 8, Feb 2014, p7-8, il, map Periodical Website
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Smith interviews conservative state senate candidate Jason \"Molotov\" Mitchell, who is the only Republican candidate running against John Stein for the state senate in District 16. Mitchell says he got his nickname for \"his incendiary views.\" A former straight-edge punk rocker and avowed Christian fundamentalist, he considers himself a Ron Paul Republican. A maker of political videos and an Internet pundit, he plans, if elected, to move the state senate farther right.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 12, Mar 2014, p10-11, por Periodical Website
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For the past nine years Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver \"has been instrumental in revitalizing and redeveloping downtown Raleigh, pushing Union Station, and advocating for bikers, pedestrians, and mass transit.\" However, he is returning to his hometown of Brooklyn in May. The Mayor of New York has tapped him \"to head the city's 7,000-person parks department,\" an offer he says he cannot pass up. He says \"he is leaving behind a great team and all the 'bones' in place for Raleigh to become a great 21st century city. The keys are in the implementation of these plans and generating political will.\" Smith conducts an exit interview with Mitchell.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 14, Apr 2014, p10-11, por Periodical Website
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Lumber Bridge is a small town, population 94 according to the 2010 census, located in Robeson County. Mountaire Farms Lumber Bridge plant employs 2,000 workers from the surrounding area to slaughter and process chickens. The United Food and Commercial Worker Union, the second-largest non-public sector union in the country, is trying to unionize the plant. Smith reports their progress in the face of management resistance.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 16, April 2014, p16-18, il Periodical Website
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The state has partially funded the school voucher program in NC to allow students and parents to choose the schools that are best for them. School vouchers provide $4,200 for low-income students to use to attend private schools they could not afford without the voucher. Opponents argue that this unconstitutional and takes money from public schools. A judge has halted the voucher program and the legality of the program will be decided in the courts.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 9, Feb 2014, p18-21 Periodical Website
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The Reverend William J. Barber is continuing the Moral Monday protests at the state legislature for the short session. Recently, the Legislative Services Commission updated the rules of the General Assembly making it easier to arrest protesters for making noise. Barber and 1,000 protesters responded with a silent protest. Barber has been outspoken against the new rules which he says limit democracy by silencing the people.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 21, May 2014, p10-11 Periodical Website
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The Velvet Cloak Inn on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh has been condemned, but some residents are continuing to live there. Owner David Smoot is trying to sell the building to developers even though members of the Velvet Cloak Villas Condominium Association still claim ownership of a portion of the property. A legal battle is waging over control of the once luxurious hotel who had guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan, and Bob Hope.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 31, July 2014, p7-9 Periodical Website
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The injunction that halted the voucher program has been overturned by the NC Supreme Court. Now, the General Assembly is moving to add $8 to $10 million to the voucher program. The vouchers provide opportunities for low-income students to attend private or religious schools of their choice. Groups opposing using public funds for private education will appeal, but it is likely to be upheld as constitutional.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 26, June 2014, p7-8 Periodical Website
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The General Assembly passed a regulatory reform bill removing environmental protections from isolated wetlands that are under one acre in size. The bill will benefit coastal developers and lessen regulations for polluters. Wetlands store water, provide habitat for endangered species, and reduce flooding during tropical storms. Additional effects on wetlands are explored.
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North Carolina’s judiciary is rapidly becoming a comprised branch of government as new legislation has significantly changed the branch. Several laws passed by the General Assembly have changed campaign financing laws for judges, changed the review process for determining whether a law is unconstitutional or not, and stripped the Judicial Standards Commission of most of its regulatory ability. The North Carolina Bar Association has asked the governor to veto some of the legislation and commentators worry that the new changes will make judges partisan as they are influenced by large campaign donations.
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Raleigh’s historic neighborhood Oakwood has been in the national spotlight over the past few years. A walking tour of the neighborhood by the American Institute of Architects offers a way of understanding what makes the neighborhood special. The North Carolina Victorian, the Second Empire, the Queen Anne, Neoclassical revival, Craftsman, and even modernist styles are all represented. Some of the history of the neighborhood and its architecture are explored by the author on one such tour.
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Phase Two of the Hillsborough Street Revitalization Project is underway. New turnabouts, sidewalks, and bike lines will be extended on the west side of the street and developers are building new mixed-use developments. Current small business owners on the street are unsure how their businesses will be affected by four years of construction and if the city cares about protecting them.
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