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Raleigh Elections May Turn on Whether the City’s 19 CACs Can Really Represent 460,000 Residents

Mayor McFarlane has suggested overhauling the citizen-engagement process

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In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

One family went to court after a developer built a twenty-eight-foot wall next to their house

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If Roy Cooper Wins an Elections Lawsuit, Wake Libertarians Could Come Out on Top

Wake Dems and Republicans missed an important filing deadline, a former legislative special counsel says

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Unlike Wake County and Its Register of Deeds Office, Some Counties Stop Losses with Internal Audits

The register’s office is $600,000 short. Audits may have uncovered those missing funds sooner.

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In Raleigh and Wake County, Taxes Are Going Up as the Legislature Offers Tax Cuts

Those two things are related

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Reverend Barber Offers Refuge to a Family Facing Deportation

He spoke at a rally last week protesting the anti-immigrant SB 145

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Three Years After the Project Was Funded, the Renovation of Moore Square Is Finally About to Begin

Construction should begin in a few months. The city plans to reopen the square in the fall of 2018.

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In Wake Schools, Why Aren’t Gifted Black and Hispanic Students Being Given the Same Opportunities as Their White and Asian Counterparts?

Ninety percent of students in the single-subject accreditation program are white or Asian. Just 5 percent are black or Hispanic.

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The Wake School System Wants $45 Million in Extra Funds from the County. The County Manager Says Schools Can Make Do with a Third of That.

Instead, Jim Hartmann says, the system should spend its reserves

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

The city wants to replace the CACs with a Citizens Engagement Board, which critics worry will make it easier for developers to exert their will

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

The landfill’s neighbors have fought its expansion plans for years

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The N.C. Senate Backs Off Class-Size Mandates for Now, But What About Next Year?

And will the legislature live up to its promise to fund music, art, and PE teachers?

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Thanks to a Change in State Law, N.C. Counties Have to Shell Out Millions to Pay for Jail Inmates’ Hospital Care

Wake County officials say this is another example of the legislature shifting the burden of services to local governments

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Wake Schools Want an Extra $56 Million, Partly to Offset an Unfunded Class-Size Mandate

The legislature wants smaller class sizes but hasn’t yet agreed to pay for them.

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The Student-Run Project Unity Aims to Smooth Racial Tensions in Wake Schools

Last week, seventy-five students at Garner Magnet High School met to empower students to make their voices heard

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The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber’s 2015 Young Professional of the Year Moves Low-Income Residents Out of Subsidized Housing in Garner

Because of Wake County’s affordable housing crisis, they won’t have many options come June.

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With a Second Wave of Growth Coming to Downtown Raleigh, Orage Quarles III Takes the Helm of the DRA

The former N&O publisher says forming a new strategic plan will be a top priority

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Two Months After a Rolesville SRO Threw a Teenage Girl to the Ground, It’s Unclear What Tangible Reforms Will Take Place

Last week, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes convened a forum to start figuring out the next steps

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Wake is North Carolina’s Healthiest County, But There’s Room for Improvement

A quarter of the county adults are obese, and the commission is setting up a task force to deal with this and other trouble spots

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Raleigh Wants Developers to Pay More. Developers Say This Might Hurt the City’s Affordable Housing Goals.

Right now, City of Oaks developers pay but a fraction of what their peers pay in comparable cities

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Section 2.2.7 of UDO addresses residential infill compatibility and it states that infill should "accommodate and encourage compatible development in …

by Betty Brandt Williamson on In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun (Wake County)

Too often when things like this happen that are detrimental to property owners and neighborhoods, the city points a finger …

by George Farthing on In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun (Wake County)

The building of McMansions isn't increasing density - these are just giant, single-family homes. This isn't population increase or mixed-use …

by M Elizabeth Wakeford on In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun (Wake County)

I understand the Glover's predicament. In my old neighborhood off of Six Forks Road, the same intense building of McMansions …

by vocalocal on In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun (Wake County)

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Section 2.2.7 of UDO addresses residential infill compatibility and it states that infill should "accommodate and encourage compatible development in …

by Betty Brandt Williamson on In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun (Wake County)

Too often when things like this happen that are detrimental to property owners and neighborhoods, the city points a finger …

by George Farthing on In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun (Wake County)

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