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When an Informal Lease and an Informal Eviction Combine, Tenants Can Have Few Means to Hold Landlords Accountable

Not all evictions go through the courts

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Judicial Candidates Used to Eschew Ideology. Not This Year. Not in Durham.

They’re talking about fairness, experience, and impartiality. They’re also talking about reforming the system.

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HUD Has Deemed the Durham Housing Authority “Troubled.” How Big of a Problem Is That?

The housing authority is appealing the ruling for the second time.

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The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets

Advocates say this practice puts a double burden on already-impoverished inmates

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Two Weeks Ago, Durham Cops Threatened to Arrest Anyone Who Wouldn’t Leave a Homeless Camp Near Downtown. Now What?

Last week, most of Tent City cleared out, but not everyone has somewhere to go

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Durham Wants to Turn a Defunct Rail Line Into an Urban Greenway. Some Residents Worry It Will Force Them Out.

In other cities, similar projects have led to gentrification

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For the Second Straight Year, Southerners on New Ground Marked Mother’s Day by Bailing Black Women Out of the Durham Jail

The Black Mama’s Bailout is part of a larger campaign to end cash bail in the South

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Seven Hundred People Return to Durham From Prison Each Year. A Homecoming Celebration Aims to Welcome Them With Open Arms.

An event last week marked the first such public event for returning residents.

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Old West Durham Residents Are Battling Over the Soul of Their Neighborhood

On Tuesday, the city council will vote on an initiative that will mandate smaller houses and a tree in every backyard in the neighborhood.

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A New Report Shows that Women of Color Are “Particularly Burdened” by Gentrification in Durham

Because of wage disparities that disproportionately harm women of color, rent hikes are a particular hardship

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In Durham, Fewer Stops and Searches and Pot Arrests, But Still Racial Disparities

In 2016, 84 percent of those arrested only for misdemeanor marijuana or paraphernalia possession were black

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In the Durham DA’s Race, the Big Question Is Whether Roger Echols Has Been Enough of a Reformer

Has he satisfied the progressives who will vote in the May 8 Democratic primary?

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Durham County’s Friendly Relationship With ICE Could Hinge on Its Sheriff’s Reelection Bid

Clarence Birkhead says he wouldn’t honor all of the agency’s detainer requests. That would be a change from Sheriff Mike Andrews.

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Durham Set Up a Mayor's Council for Women. What Exactly Will It Do?

The nine-member body’s portfolio is largely up to its members

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An LGBTQ Group at Duke Divinity Says The School Is Marginalizing Gay and Trans Students

Students and faculty interrupted a dean’s speech last week in protest

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How a Buried Provision in Trump’s Tax Law Could Benefit Distressed Communities in Durham

Or it could offer rich people incentives to invest where they would invest anyway

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Durham’s Bull City Connector Could Soon See the End of the Road

With Duke University pulling its funding, will the city step up to keep the fare-free system?

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Durham Prosecutors Went 0-for-Three in the Confederate Monument Case. Will They Have Better Luck Next Time?

The defense argued that the charges themselves were unconstitutional

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Durham Mayor Steve Schewel Wants to Establish a New Housing Trust Fund. What Will That Look Like?

Unlike most trust funds, Durham’s will rely on philanthropy

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Soccer Is Booming in Durham—If Only Players Can Find Someplace to Play

A city with Durham’s population should have twenty-three soccer fields. It has nine.

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As politics, and the judiciary in particular , become more ideological, how does expertise now weigh in the balance?

by Solomon Burnette on Judicial Candidates Used to Eschew Ideology. Not This Year. Not in Durham. (Durham County)

- in response to Mike Moore's last question:
documented below, by M1; what?
you think the cops, who …

by Chris Tiffany on The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets (Durham County)

And other than your own head, where was this story of the group of innocent men documented? Jail is an …

by Mike Moore on The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets (Durham County)

The other week, I witnessed the Durham police department unlawfully arrest a group of young black men with absolutely no …

by M 1 on The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets (Durham County)

These people are already being a burden on the rest of us by being engaging in behaviours that put them …

by Mike Moore on The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets (Durham County)

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As politics, and the judiciary in particular , become more ideological, how does expertise now weigh in the balance?

by Solomon Burnette on Judicial Candidates Used to Eschew Ideology. Not This Year. Not in Durham. (Durham County)

- in response to Mike Moore's last question:
documented below, by M1; what?
you think the cops, who …

by Chris Tiffany on The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets (Durham County)

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