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While Raleigh and Durham Make Sense of State Restrictions on Body Cameras, Transparency Advocates Search for a Path Forward

Citizen-shot video footage is more important than ever before

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Wake’s Early Voting Debate Illustrates Why It’s Time to Rethink Partisan Elections Boards

Thirty-eight states’ elections are run by elected officials. North Carolina’s is not.

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A Raleigh Abortion Provider Worries about a Pro-Life Group’s Plans for the Building Next Door

The group is asking the city council to approve a crisis pregnancy center

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Will a New Townhouse Project Open the Floodgates for Raleigh Developers?

Critics say the change a developer has requested to a conservation district could have sweeping ramifications

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Can Raleigh’s New Affordable Housing Tax Overcome Market Pressures?

Advocates say it’s a good start—but it’s only a start

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Does Southeast Raleigh Need a New Homeless Center?

Residents are wary of the city’s plan to put a new facility next to the men’s shelter

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Neighbors Think a Developer’s Plans for the Velvet Cloak Inn Are Too Ugly

The iconic inn will soon give way to six stories of student housing

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White Raleigh Loves Wake’s Transit Plan, But Black Raleigh Isn’t Sold

Southeast Raleigh residents worry that bus rapid transit will accelerate gentrification

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Does Wake’s Partnership with ICE Make Immigrant Communities Less Safe?

Since 2008, eight thousand people have been deported under the 287(g) program

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Raleigh’s New Airbnb Rules Won’t Let You Rent Out Your Whole House

The proposed regulations are stricter than in most major cities

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Ruffin Hall Is Raleigh’s Most Powerful Person You’ve Never Heard Of

Two years in, the city manager has shaken up how the municipal government works—but for better or worse?

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Southeast Raleigh Residents Want the City to Finally Fix Chavis Park

The city has allocated $12.5 million, but it might not be enough

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Does Downtown Raleigh Have Too Many Events?

Some residents say there’s too much noise, too much congestion, too many festivals

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Raleigh Dodges the Question of Who Will Get to See Police Body-Cam Footage

Though the city council agreed to spend more than $5 million to implement body cameras, it’s not clear whether you’ll be able to see what they capture

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Does Kay Crowder Have a Point on Bike Share in Raleigh?

She argues that the city has more pressing needs

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Why Was a Wake County Woman’s Lawsuit Settled Against Her Will?

She had sued the county for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act. When she refused to settle her case, a judge appointed a guardian ad litem to do it for her.

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Four Shots on Bragg Street: Southeast Raleigh Grapples with the Death of Akiel Denkins

They don’t believe the official story

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In Cary, Neighbors Fight Yet Another Grocery Store

The town already has twenty-six. Publix wants to make it twenty-seven.

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A divisive street-improvement plan raises questions about Raleigh’s citizen-petition process

Some neighbors say they were misled

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Raleigh developer knocks down historic bungalow to build a massive house

His Oakdale neighbors aren’t happy, but there’s not much they can do

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