A quarter of the county adults are obese, and the commission is setting up a task force to deal with this and other trouble spots
Right now, City of Oaks developers pay but a fraction of what their peers pay in comparable cities
“When you start attacking people’s rights and people’s lives, people out of fear have to become active”
Two years after the issue of short-term rentals came to light, the city is still plagued by inaction
At Monday’s commission meeting, she resigned. The next day, she changed her mind.
Activists say it’s not enough and demand a citizens’ oversight board
Employees will get six weeks of paid leave to new parents—including adoptive and foster parents
The answer, it seems, comes down to an us-against-them mentality. I was the them.
And will the county’s new transportation referendum lead to gentrification?
The sheriff says he only wants clarity for his deputies
The county’s smaller municipalities—and some things that might not qualify as “cultural”—want a bigger piece of the pie, too
The new nonprofit will provide jobs and skills to women in need—and the people behind it hope to spark a movement.
If the city doesn’t buy it, there’s not much it can do to keep the affordable housing in place
In 2014, former Wake County Water Quality Division leadership directed staff to stop uranium testing based on interpretation of county well regulations.
In 2001, the town implemented North Carolina’s first water recycling system, which scientists say may become more important as climate change wreaks havoc on water supplies
Citizen-shot video footage is more important than ever before
Thirty-eight states’ elections are run by elected officials. North Carolina’s is not.
The group is asking the city council to approve a crisis pregnancy center
Critics say the change a developer has requested to a conservation district could have sweeping ramifications
Advocates say it’s a good start—but it’s only a start