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The Independent Weekly 20th Anniversary 

Looking back:

Here's what The Indy was writing about the week of May 28:

5 years ago: Gloria Sanchez, in an article called "Mexico Chiquitas: Durham's Little Mexico is a harbinger of things to come," took a look at the unique challenges many Central Mexican immigrants face in Durham. The majority of the residents of Ivy Street--known as Little Mexico--speak Otomi, an indigenous dialect of Central Mexico, and not Spanish, which makes life doubly difficult for this growing population.

10 years ago: Bob Burtman wrote about a bill in the General Assembly--crafted by the insurance industry and business groups--that would weaken workers' compensation protection by dramatically reducing the benefits that employees injured on the job could collect.

20 years ago: Patricia Bovers and Jeff Van Dyke wrote about a new kind of scam being perpetrated on businesses and universities in the Triangle: The sale of pirated software. "[B]ecause of the influx of high technology to the state, [Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug] McCullough said software is 'ripe for exploitation.'"

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