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for Independent Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 12, Mar 2001
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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.
With the opening of its new exhibition, the Contemporary Art Museum, formerly the City Gallery of Contemporary Art in Raleigh, emerges as the Triangle Area's most risk-taking venue for art. The museum is not yet in its new building, but it has something it has never had before - first-rate curators. Also the museum will feature works of North Carolina artists as well as national and international ones.
Because of abuse, abandonment, and neglect, 11,000 North Carolina children have been placed in out-of-home care. About 27 percent of these children are African-American, and on average they are in the system longer than white children. Jackson discusses the reasons for this and solutions to the problem.