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Posted by RuthBerry on 11/08/2017 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Wake Commissioners Vote for $23.4M Conversion of Crooked Creek Golf Course to County Park, With Conditions

Well, those of us who oppose this can only hope that those who voted in favor of this outstanding expense are ousted in 2018!

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Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/07/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Someone Apparently Shut Down Chapel Hill Town Council Candidate Hongbin Gu's Campaign Mailbox

Don't know anything about her, really, but if her election will annoy Trump supporters, I am all for it.

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Posted by Donovan Verrill on 11/07/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “North Carolina’s law banning registered sex offenders from social media is “bad law, bad policy,” according to ACLU

infringing on rights....really..ARE YOU STUPID...maybe if he pieces of shit did NOT COMMIT THE CRIMES they would have the SAME PRIVILAGES AS EVERYONE ELSE...but they are CRIMINALS AND LOSS THAT RIGHT...DEAL WITH IT Click here

Posted by Mohit Suri on 11/07/2017 at 6:46 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Ed Harrison, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council

I'm shocked that Allen Buansi wasn't endorsed. I would urge readers to read up on him.

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Posted by Sean Bickford on 11/07/2017 at 6:40 AM

Re: “What Happens to Steve Schewel’s Council Seat if He Becomes Mayor?

What happens with respect to Councilwoman Cole-McFadden? Would she be able to vote, or is it the newly elected council only (assuming she loses)? Could she put herself up as a candidate (again, assuming she loses)?

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Posted by arrbeejay on 11/06/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Its Mental Health System Is “Overwhelming, Complicated, and Messy.” Wake County Wants to Fix That

Republicans are a prime example of the mental illness that has been left unchecked.....They should all be fitted for a straight jacket.

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Posted by Tony D on 11/06/2017 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Is It a Big Deal That Apex Town Council Candidate Graham Wilson Was a Prominent Defender of HB 2?

The guy is a shit for brains republican....He is a worthless clown send him packing dont give him a job.

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Posted by Tony D on 11/06/2017 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Nothing to Do Friday Night? Watch Durham Mayoral Candidates Debate on TV

Mr Ali, as president of the RDU authority, you oversaw a proposal to sell RDU airport land for commercial development which would impact Crabtree and Umstead park in Wake county. As mayor, how would you strike a balance of protecting public land with business interests to develop more land in the Durham area?

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Posted by JStevens98 on 11/03/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Is It a Big Deal That Apex Town Council Candidate Graham Wilson Was a Prominent Defender of HB 2?

This is why you should have endorsed in these races

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Posted by democratunc on 11/03/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Nothing to Do Friday Night? Watch Durham Mayoral Candidates Debate on TV

What will you do to protect non-criminals in & near "Target Areas" from police harassment?

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 11/02/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Meeting on Community Engagement Board Focuses on Talks from NCSU Profs

Perhaps the citizens got no formal invitation to speak and did not know how to navigate the process to sign up 2 weeks in advance to be able to address the City Council.

Once more McFarlane et al defer to NCSU and its elite versus the citizens who elected them.

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Posted by M. C. Brock on 11/02/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “In Durham’s Ward 2, the INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for City Council

How did the Indy get this so wrong? Middleton is the candidate that made the statement you are accusing Rooks of. I have not seen Middleton anywhere in the ward he is running to support. Rooks is feet on the ground, responsive to the immediate needs and long term goals of the people living, attending schools, and working in this ward. I am 100% in for voting ROOKS.

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Posted by green bean on 11/02/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Wake Commissioners and School Board Members Haven’t Gotten Over This Year’s Budget Fight

I expect the elected leadership of Wake County to move through the 'bumps and cuts' of personality quickly and to get to the business of providing a quality education to Wake public school children--my own grandchildren among them. Should the NCGA be 'flouted' in that process, so be it.

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Posted by Randall Kent Stagner on 11/02/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Cora Cole-McFadden Plagiarized Parts of Her People's Alliance Candidate Questionnaire

@MJKopechne - Having citizens watching council meetings is somehow worse than plagiarism? Really?

I don't care about the age of candidates or any other demographic. It's their positions, actions, and records that matter. Not mudslinging - facts.

That's why I've already voted for 2 PA-endorsed candidates and 2 Committee-endorsed candidates. Neither group got it 100% right this time.

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Posted by Durham451 on 11/01/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Wake Commissioners and School Board Members Haven’t Gotten Over This Year’s Budget Fight

I found the meeting to be helpful, and appreciated the many points made by members of both boards, as we work to meet Wake County's expectations for its schools within its budget and the restraints imposed by the State Legislature. Politics ain't beanbag, and there are always going to be tensions between these two Constitutionally-intertwined but distinct bodies. But we are working hard to work together.

Mr. Goldsmith's recollection of the discussion regarding telling the legislature that Wake County simply cannot comply with class-size mandates within the timeframe required by the legislature is not accurate. Counsel did not speak to the wisdom of the idea, they said they could not advise on attorney-client issues in an open forum - which is what the County Attorney was referring to as "not a good idea."

The question of whether the General Assembly has imposed an impossible to achieve mandate on the schools which is contrary to good educational practice is one we should continue to discuss. It may be that the right answer is "we understand the requirement and the goal, but we simply cannot achieve the timeline."


-John Burns
Wake County Commissioner

Posted by JohnNC on 11/01/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Wake Commissioners and School Board Members Haven’t Gotten Over This Year’s Budget Fight

Good article Indy! I would say I'm 'surprised', but John Burns owns that word now! :)

Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/01/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Cora Cole-McFadden Plagiarized Parts of Her People's Alliance Candidate Questionnaire

Durham 451 - I find the whole intentional ham-handed attempted of the PA to control its candidates the real scandal of our elections. Remember the PA is going to have commissar "watchers" at every Council meeting. By comparisonCora's mistake is small potatoes.

After all, the PA went along with John Rook's screwup on his questionnaires and kept his endorsement.

The PA is the group that threw Don Moffitt under the bus because he thought for himself. Then again the PA endorsed a candidate who couldn't even show up regularly at School Board meetings.

You don't deny that you are using ageism to attack her. I guess the race with Ms. Freemen is so close so that mudslinging was necessary.

See you at the polls.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 11/01/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The sexual and ethical ambiguity of the beloved bivalve

Very good goo.gl/vDwr2Apost.

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Posted by Climax Sex toys on 11/01/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Cora Cole-McFadden Plagiarized Parts of Her People's Alliance Candidate Questionnaire

@MJKopechne - Is lifting entire passages from other's work without citation ok for a public official??

And what's 'funny' is that she didn't offer to correct it until she got caught. That's not "name-calling". It's a fact.

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Posted by Durham451 on 10/31/2017 at 10:09 PM

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