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for Indy Week Vol. 32 Issue 42, October 2015
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In early 2015, the bird flu migrated from Asia to the United States, infecting birds in 15 states. In response to the potential arrival of the disease on the East Coast, The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services passed a mandate requiring all poultry owners to register for an NCFarmID number, which the agency will use to track the spread of bird flu and warn owners of nearby threats to their birds. Many backyard chicken owners fear this regulation of their bird owning and what this means for their birds.
Greg Fishel has worked as a meteorologist for WRAL-TV since 1981 and until recently, he denied the existence of global warming. In 2015, he changed his mind after examining the issue scientifically rather than ideologically. In an October 12 blogpost on the WRAL site, Fishel explained his change of heart and his support for the fight against global warming. The Washington Post picked up the story, projecting Fishel into the national spotlight.
The growth of Raleigh’s downtown improves the economy, but hurts many of the small businesses. The Square Rabbit, a local bakery that opened in 1991, faces forced relocation in two years, a mandate that will make way for newer, flashier businesses.