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House Bill 2 has led to the loss of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in North Carolina. But even worse, the provisions override local anti-discrimination against trans-people who are already marginalized and misunderstood. Democrats will likely use this issue against Republicans in this year’s election.
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Living-wage campaigns have formed to certify businesses in progressive parts of North Carolina. The Orange County Living Wage Project, which launched last November, has attracted fifty-eight employers that now pay all employees at least $12.75 per hour. The organization, led by Susan Romaine and Orange County Commissioner Mark Marcoplos, estimates it has lifted the wages of nearly six thousand employees.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p7, il Periodical Website
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Chris Kolmar and Nick Johnson are the creators of Chasing Chains, a business clickbait site that produces advertisements based on viral internet content and data mines. Kolmar created an algorithm that examines census data and internet trends to decipher which ads attract the most clicks and shares.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p10-13, il, por Periodical Website
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A coalition that includes the Durham city workers' union is vowing to pressure the city into halting plans for a new $71 million police headquarters. Coalition members demand reinvestment into services and institutions that serve the needs of marginalized community members. They also point out abuse and violence of the police department toward black and brown residents.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p6, por Periodical Website
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Two music festivals, Moogfest and Art of Cool, asked the city and county of Durham for funding. Trouble to obtain these funds indicate the city’s pervasive growing pains and troubled efforts to build a cohesive vision for its own future. People are concerned that development will cause Durham to lose its diverse culture.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p17-18, il Periodical Website
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Cody Maltais teaches the fundamentals of mixed martial arts at his new gym in Durham, Elevate MMA Academy. Before mixed martial arts found its way to mainstream acceptance, it had a negative reputation and wasn’t seen as a sport. Now, Maltais and others have built a remarkable local martial arts scene that is even drawing support from regional schools.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p14-16, il, por Periodical Website
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The Piedmont Farm Tour is a self-guided weekend exploration of thirty-eight farms in Alamance, Chatham, Orange, and Person counties, sponsored by Pittsboro's Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. The local farms participating in the tours show the public how to get sustainable food with quality nutrition and taste.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p24-25, il Periodical Website
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Carolina Glazed Donuts opened in late February in a strip mall between Durham and the Research Triangle Park. Though the shop is not hip or trendy, Carolina Glazed makes the region’s best donuts and is heavily visited on the weekend.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p26, il Periodical Website
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