Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 2, January 2013
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The third part in a three-part series about Aqua North Carolina. Explored is the Acquisitions Incentive Account (AIA) mechanism which allows Aqua NC to purchase troubled water systems. This rarely used mechanism has seen Aqua NC raise its rates for customers state-wide in NC even if they purchase a troubled water system and customers are not in that system. The AIA is seen as a special deal by critics and the rate increases have outraged citizens using the private utilities system.
The cost of putting an armed officer in every school in Wake County is explored after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Adding an officer in all of the county’s 169 schools would cost the district 13.5 million dollars. Currently, the district only has 54 officers in schools and the pros and cons of increasing the number of officers is discussed.
Duke University’s Robert J. Lefkowitz has been awarded the Nobel Prize. The cardiologist and researcher won the award for his research on the chemical signals the body uses to regulate itself. This has led to the potential to develop new drugs for human diseases that are more targeted and have fewer side effects. Lefkowitz, his research, and his unique personality are highlighted.