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for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 6, February 2013
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NC State University wants to sell Hoffman Forest, but students, professors, and workers at the forest oppose the sale. The NC State Natural Resources Foundation has approved the sale and says it makes sense due to its inconvenient location and the money that could be earned. Those who oppose the sale say that a new buyer will be unlikely to stay true to Julius Hoffman’s vision.
Governor Pat McCrory’s education ideas are explored. The governor has indicated that the universities in North Carolina need reforming and that money should be redistributed to programs that can prove their graduates get jobs. McCrory’s comments and position on education reform have many concerned and may indicate that the governor is not as moderate has he has led many to believe.
Durham is enforcing new restrictions in the city’s panhandling ordinance. Advocates for the homeless are concerned since many cannot pay the tickets issued or afford the cost of a lawyer if they get jailed. The rules are also confusing to many and the police have said to have been telling panhandlers conflicting rules each time they are stopped. Critics of the ordinance say the city should focus on helping those panhandling rather than punishing them for their misfortune.