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for Indy Week Vol. 31 Issue 51, December 2014
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Duke Energy has contracted with Green Meadow LLC to take possession of its coal ash. If the ash contaminates the environment at its new dump sites, Green Meadow LLC would be responsible for the mess, not Duke. If Green Meadow LLC cannot pay the fines, then the state and local residents will be responsible for cleaning up the mess. Residents of Moncure, NC, Chatham County, and Lee County are all concerned with the ethics of the deal and the site of the ash dump. The details of the proposed plan and its effects are discussed in-depth.
The Board of Governors is reviewing the UNC System’s centers and institutes and many could face deep funding cuts or be dismantled altogether. Critics argue that the process is not fair since most focus on issues facing minorities, women, and the economically advantaged. Under the Republican led congress and the influence of Art Pope, the groups look to be under threat from conservatives.
A look at those uninsured in North Carolina as the state legislature considers their decision to deny health coverage to North Carolinians. A number of graphs with data from the 2012 census survey show who is uninsured in North Carolina. Latinos, part-time workers, and the under-educated are most at risk at not being covered under current conditions.
North Raleigh residents are angry after the city approved a new development project featuring a Publix Grocery store. The development will take place in the designed recreational area for the city and is inconsistent with the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Residents voted against the voting 522-23 and have petitioned the measure.
NC State junior Clint Bowman recently created a nonprofit to promote North Carolina folk artists to new, young audiences. The concept is to use a small series of concerts to expose artists without a label to new fans. The 20-year old began the project as an assignment for an arts entrepreneur class and made the nonprofit a reality during his summer break. Bowman hopes to expand the project over time.