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A new Amtrak and high-speed rail service for Raleigh has reached its funding needs of $60 million and construction on the new Union Station. This is unfortunate news for Citrix, software firm that purchased warehouse space for a new headquarters in the area of the proposed station. Discussions between N.C. Department of Transportation, City Planning and Economic Development officials, and Citrix managers are ongoing concerning management of the buildings between West Street and West Morgan and West Hargett Streets.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 39, Sept 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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Moral Mondays is a weekly demonstration by protestors on the steps of the State Capitol in Raleigh. People form leftist organizations and other Democratic-leaning supporters gather each Monday since April to voice their displeasure with the Republican-controlled state government. These peaceful protests have led to increased arrest rising from 17 in April to 57 this past week.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 21, May 2013, p7, por Periodical Website
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Raleigh city councilors fired city manager Russell Allen on April 17. Firing came as a surprise since no clear evidence for his dismissal was provided. Allen was responsible for the reopening of Fayetteville Street and general prosperity of Raleigh despite economic recession.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 20, May 2013, p7, por Periodical Website
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Protestor Duncan Murrell was arrested after protesting at the Legislative Building in Raleigh as part of the Moral Monday demonstrations. He recounts the group's display of peaceful protest and his time spent in a Wake County Detention Center.
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Raleigh's first theater was completed in 1814 and prior to that most performance based entertainment was held at the State House. The author tracks the theater's early history including the multiple changes of ownership after opening and the types of professional acts which performed within. Before the war a range of acts used the space from musicals, to dramas, and even ventriloquism. The final Ante-Bellum attraction was the Bunyan panorama in December 1861.
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Willietta Dukes, of Durham, was one of thousands celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in the capital. She returned to her low-wage job at Burger King on West Club Boulevard where she earns just $7.85 an hour. She and many other fast-food workers are planning a nation-wide protest of stepping off the job for a day to draw attention to the country's problem of low-income jobs. The rally is called \"Strike Day' and is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. August 29th at the Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 35, Aug 2013, p14 Periodical Website
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Ruffin Hall is the new city manager of Raleigh. He plans to overhaul the city's transportation plan. The author reviews the political impediments to Hall and city Mayor Nancy McFarlane's plans to modernize Raleigh's transit system.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 41, Oct 2013, p14 Periodical Website
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Kay Crowder takes over as a member of the Raleigh City Council after her husband lost his battle with cancer.
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23171
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Republicans in Raleigh allow the legalization of sweepstakes gambling dens, an industry that preys on the poor.
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23180
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After an incident involving a stolen hat, a 21-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo faces deportation, regardless of the fact that he has no remaining ties in the country and barely speaks the language.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 15, April 2015, p13-17, por Periodical Website
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23247
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Byrd spearheads a campaign to get healthy food, via her co-op Fertile Ground Food Cooperative, to under-served people in Southeast Raleigh.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 7, February 2015, p6, por Periodical Website
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Raleigh's Sorry State Records hosted a Facebook tagging event in order to get the names of obscure bands out to the public and generate interest in a less-known music scene.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 8, March 2015, p24-25 Periodical Website
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Two bar patrons were arrested after standing on a sidewalk in Glenwood South, one of Raleigh's essential late-night hubs. The charges were dropped but the men who were arrested took the case to federal court, arguing four police officers targeted them because of their race.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 30, August 2015, p7-8, por Periodical Website
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Tony Ursone is a bartender at Bittersweet, a drink-meets-dessert destination in downtown Raleigh. Some of the drinks he makes uses rizzo bitters and gin, both of which are made from local North Carolina companies. Other local bars Tony suggests are Ruby Deluxe and the Foundation.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 12, March 2016, p19-20, por Periodical Website
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Charlotte based SkillPop creates "pop-up learning communities" which provides adult enrichment classes for the DIY individuals who prefer to learn in person. Offering a wide variety of classes and classroom settings, SkillPop has expanded into Raleigh, with plan of future growth.