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for Indy Week Vol. 29 Issue 7, Feb 2012
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The cost of electricity is devastating Eastern North Carolina. North Carolina's bizarre municipal electricity system has devastated low-income people, tapped the savings of those on the margins, and strained an already frayed social safety net to the point of breaking.
Representatives from various organizations met recently in Raleigh to argue restaurant workers should be paid more. A third of these workers live at or below federal poverty level, while there remains a large gap between the tipping wage and minimum wage.
Wake and Orange counties are mulling their options on transit tax and the possibility of regional light rail systems.
Chickens are still illegal in most parts of Cary after the Town Council postponed a final decision on whether to ease the restrictions on backyard hens within the town limits.