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for Indy Week Vol. 31 Issue 48, November 2014
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Duke Energy will dump 12 million tons of coal ash across the street from a Sanford trailer park. Duke Energy did not have to notify residents or ask local leaders for permission to do so or conduct a study to determine potential harm to human health and the environment according to state law. Planning for the site has been underway for months by Duke Energy and many local citizens and leaders are frustrated they were not made aware or allowed to voice concerns.
From July 2013 to July 2014, Raleigh had 98 car-bike crashes. The city has many bikers and biking groups and is taking steps to help keep them safe. The city is designing improvements in heavily trafficked areas, painting bike routes with green paint, and constructing at least 27 miles of marked, on-road bicycle lanes.
Duke’s Paul Henne gives philosophy to the masses through short animated videos. The Ph.D candidate is the associate director and chief animator of Wireless Philosophy. Henne produces brief recorded lectures on topics from philosophy intended to provide everyone with equal access to analytical tools.
After three Durham cyclists were recently killed by motorists, the Bike Durham public forum was held. The forum had area cyclists discuss the need for a new bike plan, education for drivers, and better enforcement of traffic laws.