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19152
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In an effort to reduce costs and raise money from an outside source NCDOT turned to private companies when creating new toll roads north of Charlotte. Along portions of I-77 in Mecklenburg County this corroboration between public and private firms created new fast lanes to try and bypass traffic on this busy stretch of highway. However, this project did not receive popular appeal from citizens.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 30 Issue 10, March 2013, p9-10, il Periodical Website
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19153
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Governor Pat McCrory and Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata have proposed distinguishing immigrants without full citizenship be issued pink drivers licenses. Individuals affected are largely protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act who were born in the country and working toward citizenship. State republicans and democrats are split on the issue, with Republicans supporting licenses emblazoned in pink and stating \"no lawful status\" while Democrats argue this will lead to discrimination.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 30 Issue 10, March 2013, p10, il Periodical Website
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19154
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Currently midwifery is a trade illegal in the state and anyone found practicing could be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. Senate Bills 106 and 107 known respectively as The Homebirth Freedom At and Decriminalize Direct Entry Midwifery would establish a framework for practicing midwives to obtain a license of Certified Professional Midwives.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 30 Issue 10, March 2013, p11, il Periodical Website
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22017
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The authors summarize some of the outrageous things that happened in the state during 2013. There were many bitter political, social, and economic divides throughout the state; for example, the sale of Hofmann Forest, the athletic scandal at UNC, a law to allow carry-conceal weapons in places including restaurants and parks, legalizing fracking and drilling, and Moral Mondays at the NC Legislature.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 30 Issue 52, Dec 2013, p6-9, il Periodical Website
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15837
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The Triangle is home to thousands of domestic workers from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. These workers are now organizing in a growing movement to expose abuses and fighting for change.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 2, Jan 2012, p12-15, 17, f Periodical Website
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15868
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Every 20 minutes on most nights in the 1950s, two telescopes in the New Mexico desert took pictures of the sky. When the Harvard-Smithsonian Meteor Study shoot ended in the late 1950s, thousands of pictures had documented that wedge of the universe. More than 40 years later, North Carolina astronomers Bob Hayward and Mike Castelaz of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) began examining the 40,000 images and found unexpected novae.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5, 7, 9, f Periodical Website
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15872
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Alexander Stephens and Hudson Vaughan came to Chapel Hill's historically African-American neighborhoods to document oral histories, and they found a community eager to share its story. As well as the people, the neighborhoods have a storied past with visitors such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and James Brown.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p16, f Periodical Website
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Since 1984, Clean Water for North Carolina has built alliances with disadvantaged communities, which lack the power and influence of lobbyists and lawmakers. Their latest concern: fracking and its economic, social, and environmental costs.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p15-17, f Periodical Website
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15944
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Astronomers from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute are studying photographs taken from two New Mexico telescopes. Photographs taken as part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Meteor Study remained in New Mexico archives until North Carolinian scientists Bob Hayward and Mike Castelaz began looking at some of the 40,000 images. Already, after viewing just the first hundred photos, the men discovered documentation of an exploding star, a rare sight to be caught on film.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5-9, por Periodical Website
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During a recent political standoff over extending federal unemployment, those suffering most from the recession shared their personal stories of financial struggles. Citizens hoped their narratives would enlighten lawmakers and politicians who, by popular opinion, seem disconnected from real-life struggles. The outcome was Governor Bev Perdue signing an executive order in favor of unemployment benefit extension.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5 Periodical Website
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15947
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Charmaine Fuller Cooper is currently researching the controversial topic of the State's past eugenics policies. The eugenics program ended in 1974 with an estimated 7,600 women sterilized against their wills. Cooper, head of N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, is attempting to find compensation packages for approximately 3,000 victims.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p13-14, il Periodical Website
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16287
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Sorg details the difficulties facing undocumented immigrants in North Carolina.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 10, Mar 2012, p7, 49, f Periodical Website
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The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) closed February 29th because revenue failed to exceed expenses. The southeast Raleigh institution served the community for 110 years. Its closing has elicited community outpouring for lost programs and services offered by YWCA.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 11, Mar 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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Several members of the CLACK photo collective made portraits and collected stories of North Carolinians who would be harmed by Amendment 1, which would codify in the state constitution a ban on not only same-sex marriage but also straight and gay domestic partnerships.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 13, Mar 2012, p13-17, f Periodical Website
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16379
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The five Democrats vying to be the next governor or lieutenant governor of North Carolina are unanimous on one issue: in the May 8 primary, Amendment 1 should be defeated. But they all differ on why.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 13, Mar 2012, p7 Periodical Website
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