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for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 36, September 2008
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John Verdejo is delegate who is representing North Carolina's 13th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention. Verdejo speaks about his background and why he is excited about Barack Obama’s potential presidency. Verdejo is a Latino who represents an emerging generation of political activists who grew up under Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. and witnessed cuts in domestic programs and widening economic disparities. Verdejo also takes to heart the community-empowerment message at the root of Obama's success and Verdejo represents many who are excited by Obama’s campaign.
Several houses being moved in Raleigh are part of Blount Street Commons, a plan to revitalize the North Blount Street historic district. The redevelopment will happen through a combination of redeveloped homes and new units. As part of this, several houses are being moved from their foundations on North Wilmington Street onto North Blount Street. The moving of the homes will be filmed for National Geographic Channel's Monster Moves program.
Nick Ochsner is a young-college student who will not be voting for Obama in the coming election like many of his peers. Ochsner is active in politics and is one of many Republicans attending the Republican National Convention this week. Currently the president of Elon University’s College Republicans, Ochsner is also running Jack Sawyer’s campaign for N.C. Secretary of State.