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for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 21, May 2013
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Moral Mondays is a weekly demonstration by protestors on the steps of the State Capitol in Raleigh. People form leftist organizations and other Democratic-leaning supporters gather each Monday since April to voice their displeasure with the Republican-controlled state government. These peaceful protests have led to increased arrest rising from 17 in April to 57 this past week.
The author reviews the past week's budgetary decisions by the State Legislature. Cuts to programs for tobacco use prevention, alcohol abuse treatment facilities, and funds to the Coastal Resources Commission were just some of the programs receiving far less funding under the Republican led government.
Durham City Council unanimously decided to sell the recently condemned Liberty Warehouse. The local landmark is the city's last standing tobacco auction warehouse and hasÂ been used for the past year by local artists and non-profit artist groups. Roger Perry from East West Partners Development is interested in developing the property.
Sludge refers to a byproduct from wastewater treatment facilities deposited in a designated field on Grove Road in western Orange County. Resident Dot Watson and the Sewage Sludge Action Network have raised concerns about the adverse health effects related to exposure to these biosolids. The case is also being presented to Alamance County where three elementary schools located near such dumping sites.