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Re: “The N&O Promises Less Spinach. What Does That Mean for Local News Consumers?

I fear the N&O wants to bet its future on being the "newspaper of record" for state government and is therefore willing to abandon local Raleigh and Wake coverage in the process. I don't see IndyWeek as capable of filling the gap.

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Posted by ct on 08/16/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Constituents to Congressman George Holding: You Suck

I don't live in Holding's district, and I would never vote for him. However, I did run into him at Heathrow Airport and we had a nice talk. Aside from his political outlook I didn't get the impression that he's an inherently dismissive person.

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Posted by ct on 08/16/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Raleigh Mayoral Candidate Charles Francis Has the Democratic Party’s Endorsement But Is Raking in GOP Bucks

It could be that money is flowing to Francis simply because people in the know believe he's going to win. Francis has gone on record that CACs should be retained, and that's an anti-developer stance.

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Posted by ct on 08/16/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “McFarlane’s Attempt to Overhaul CACs Might Be a Big Issue in Raleigh’s Mayor’s Race

I don't understand the Perry Woods response. To say that Nancy McFarlane hasn't attended to basic concerns of the public might or might not be factual, but it's not a "personal attack". Apparently the Mayor hasn't had to run a real campaign in so long that her staff have developed very thin skins.

The Mayor made herself vulnerable with a cart-before-the-horse move against CACs. Let's see if she can recover.

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Posted by ct on 07/12/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “A Wake County Woman Complained to Government Officials About the Shotwell Landfill. The Landfill’s Attorney Told Her, “This Has to Stop.”

Ahh, don't you love lawyers and how they write. Think carefully about the sentence "Your communication of false or misleading information is in fact actionable." The key word is "actionable". Well frankly, anything is actionable. You can file suit against anyone for anything if you're willing to pay the filing fee. The question is whether a jury would find the information to be, as the lawyer asserts, "false or misleading" -- and even if it does, would the jury find that the plaintiff had in fact suffered a loss as a direct consequence. Lots of gaps there. Lawyers write these kinds of letters all the time.

As Henry Gondorf said in The Sting: Hell, kid, they don't do that, you know you're not getting to 'em.

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Posted by ct on 05/11/2017 at 2:20 AM

Re: “Is Raleigh Plan to Revamp Citizens Advisory Councils a Boon for Residents—or Developers?

The CAC system is not perfect, but until there is clarity on how the CEB would work it's impossible to support the change.

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Posted by ct on 05/10/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Excitement Mounts for the Raleigh City Elections. (What, You Haven’t Noticed?)

Who are Miller and her supporters targeting: Stephenson or Baldwin? And why?

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Posted by ct on 05/10/2017 at 8:18 PM

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