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Re: “Tracy Cline removed from Durham DA's office

@RighteousThug -- I researched this question with the Conference of DAs, etc., and all said that there was an attempt to remove Nifong under 7a-66, but that he was disbarred first and then pressured to resign prior to the date he had previously said he would leave. The petition under 7a-66 was apparently filed but never resolved.
Do you have more information? I was unable to get the official word from Durham's courts administrator, but the official word from Justice Burley Mitchell and the director of the N.C. Conference of DAs was that Spivey was the first and only prior to Cline.

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Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 03/03/2012 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Questions loom about group proposing Raleigh charter school

To Charles6106--Claims that Mr. Orak were misquoted are absolutely untrue. I spent 4.5 hours at TMSA talking with Mr. Orak and other staff. Only one hour of these conversations were recorded.

Mr. Orak recorded a portion of our sit-down interview. He made this comment at the very end of our interview, prior to my reviewing a list of the documents I requested. It is the VERY last note from our conversation.

There was a moment earlier in the conversation when he said it was not a crime to be Turkish, or to be a Muslim, and that's the portion that you're hearing. The other comment was at the end.

Mr. Orak stopped the recording at the end of our interview, before I finished asking questions, and before we reviewed the list of documents I wanted.

He either did not record this portion of the interview, or is not sharing it. But it was absolutely said, and I quoted him absolutely verbatim.

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Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 01/26/2012 at 11:59 AM

Re: “In 2012, there are opportunities to create a more progressive society

Mr. Berthold,

It seems you missed our story on ALEC and its influence in North Carolina politics in September.

Here's the link:…

Here's a link to our coverage on the NCAE dues override:…

Thank you for reading.
Samiha Khanna
Staff Writer

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Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 01/06/2012 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Vittles Video: Wok Next Door

What a great story! I loved the accompaniment, too.

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Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 12/15/2011 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Your notes please: How to get detained at Walmart

One of my favorite tales from the field.

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Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 11/21/2011 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Durham

@Iona L. Thomas - Don't worry. Our Sept. 21 issue addressed only the primary elections for Durham. There will be another endorsements issue for the general election on Oct. 19, in which all of the other remaining items on the Durham County ballot will be addressed - the two referenda for education and transit taxes, plus a general election endorsement for mayor, as well as the Rougemont ballot items. Thanks for reading!

Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 09/26/2011 at 1:21 PM

Re: “NCCU law school faculty to vote on whether to accept Pope-funded constitutional law center

@Richard Allen - Yes, as detailed in the PDF, the center's focus would be on the N.C. Constitution.

Posted by Samiha Khanna, Indy Staff Writer on 08/31/2011 at 6:00 PM

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