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Thursday, April 25, 2013

[Updated] Losing Jamie Hahn: Raleigh and the power of passionate people

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Photo by Gerda SteinJamie and Nation Hahn (left and center; the person at right is unidentified their friend David Blair) at an Obama rally last year [Update, Friday, 11 a.m.: Visitation tonight at Pullen Baptist has been extended to accommodate an expected large turnout. The time is now 5-8 p.m. Also, Jamie was on the board of the Hope Center at Pullen, a ministry aimed at aiding the homeless, and she was helping to organize their annual fundraising dinner Sunday night. The family has established a memorial fund for the Hope Center and asks that, in lieu of flowers, folks...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Raleigh cyclists, ho! BikeRaleigh's spring events 4 you

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Nice day to think about fun rides for cyclists — check the link below for a list. Hey, nice job! "BikeRaleigh Events! content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/N… via @govdelivery"— Bob Geary (@rjgeary) April 17, 2013...

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Breaking: Raleigh City Manager Allen out on 6-2 City Council vote

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

The City Council just met in special session and voted to end the tenure of City Manager Russell Allen effective July 1. The vote was 6-2. Mayor Nancy McFarlane said Allen's been a good manager for Raleigh but after more than a decade in that job, someone with fresh ideas and a different approach to the job is needed. The meeting was over in a minute following the voice vote. Watching this online, I heard Councilor Mary-Ann Baldwin's voice come through as one of the no votes. Not sure who cast the other one. [Update: Councilor Eugene Weeks and Baldwin...

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Why are they converging on Raleigh ... and when?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Answer: Climate Convergence on Raleigh is coming next weekend, April 20-21. It's a major coming-together of the growing network of people and groups working on climate change and related issues (e.g., fracking) in North Carolina. If you've been looking for a chance to link up with this movement and with 350.org, the great grassroots organization that is spreading not just across the U.S. but the world, here it is. All the events are free, and you can take in as much or as little as you want. There's a schedule on the website, but it needs to be fleshed out...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Conscience, Raleigh: Protesters highlight Gitmo prisoners still in hell though "cleared"

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Jule Shanklin, Peggy Misch and Christina Cowger (in the picture below, from right to left) were part of the anti-Gitmo protest contingent at the federal building on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh today. Did you know that 80-some prisoners at Guantanamo have been "cleared for release" — i.e., they've never been charged with anything, because there's no evidence they were ever more than in the wrong place at the wrong time in the "War on Terror" — yet they continue to be held more than a decade later. Forgotten and desperate, they're on a hunger strike which is now in...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

[Updated] Wake County voters are 2-to-1 for Dix Park plan, strongly oppose state reneging: Public Policy Polling

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

indyweek.com [Update, 10:30 a.m. Dix Park supporters are gathering on the site this afternoon at 5. See below for more.] Wow, if there was any question about whether the Wake County Board of Commissioners — the Republican-led board of commissioners — were representing their constituents or their political party by coming out against the Dix Park plan, it's answered in the poll released today by Public Policy Polling. They're sure not representing their constituents: Republican state senators have passed a bill to invalidate the City of Raleigh’s lease for the former Dorothea Dix campus, but at least in Wake County,...

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Prognosis good: Raleigh Councilor Crowder being treated for testicular cancer

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane began today's budget preview session with news about District D Councilor Thomas Crowder: He's been diagnosed with testicular cancer and will be enduring chemotherapy treatments over the next few weeks. His prognosis is good for a full recovery. He's out of action today and for tomorrow's regular Council meeting. I spoke with Crowder earlier. He said he was hospitalized during the first round of chemo but the rest will be on an outpatient basis. His doctors told him he'll need to dial back his work through June, but he can expect to be back at full...

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