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Halfway through Raleigh’s 10-year plan to end homelessness, little has been done to solve the problem. The various agencies in the city who help the homeless say the problem is the lack of affordable housing, but little has been done to solve the housing issue. Joe Donovan, Gary Smith, and Dan Schooley have their stories of homelessness described, their inability to find jobs, and how they live without a permanent home.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p8 Periodical Website
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As the state Supreme Court is hearing arguments on death penalty legislation, an opportunity has arrived for the new governor and legislature to review the law. Governor Perdue supports the current moratorium on capital punishment and juries have sent fewer criminals to death row over the past two years. The current issue over the law is whether a doctor needs to be present during the execution.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p5-7 Periodical Website
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28177
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Karen Rindge is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting her community. Rindge is chairperson for WakeUp Wake County which advocates for smart growth, mass transit, and resource conservation. Rindge’s group focuses on improving city planning which will improve the Wake County’s resources and future.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p14 Periodical Website
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28178
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The Granville Nonviolent Action Team (GNAT) is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting their local community. GNAT has been successful at revealing the public safety, environmental, and financial risks that come with building a federal disease research lab in Granville County. Construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is supported by the US Department for Homeland Security, the NC Consortium, and many high-ranking local, state, and federal officials. So far, the group has been able to prevent the construction of the facility.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p15 Periodical Website
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28180
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Gary Kueber is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting his community. Kueber operates a blog which helps get support from Durham residents to protect and preserve historic properties from destruction. Kueber tells the history of each property and its residents through archival photographs, biographies, and maps. Kueber created the blog as a way to influence city planning and preserve Durham’s history.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p18 Periodical Website
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28181
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Reggie Edwards is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting her community. Edwards helps empower women with their health, relationship, and financial issues through her nonprofit, The Encouraging Place. The nonprofit group runs a variety of programs, meetings, and camps in the Triangle area to provide fellowship and a safe space to talk. The nonprofit often targets women in tough circumstances, women living homeless shelters, women coming out of prison, or living with HIV or AIDS.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p19 Periodical Website
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28179
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Amanda Arrington is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting her community. Arrington is the director of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs to free dogs from their tethers by building fences around their yards. The group builds fences for pet owners who can’t afford them if the owners first agree to get their dog spayed or neutered.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p17 Periodical Website