The city of Raleigh won an award at its own party last night: a 4-star rating from STAR Communities, a DC-based nonprofit that tracks livability and sustainability. In doing so, it became the first 4-star city in the state. (Suck it, Charlotte.)
"We want the housing authority and the city to know that people are being put out on the street. We don't want the people who are affected by it to be the only ones who know what the costs are." — organizer Sendolo Diaminah
There are 169 public schools in Wake County. Armed law enforcement officers are currently stationed at more than 50 of them. Placing at least one armed officer at the remaining schools would cost an additional $9.2 million per year.