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June 15, 2014 3:42 PM

Walkout forces Durham’s anti-poverty project rethink

Stating in no uncertain terms that they felt undervalued and under-represented, about a dozen residents of Census Tract 10.01 stood last week and walked out of a meeting on Mayor Bill Bell’s program of poverty relief. Their words and action reined in the effort Bell has made the city’s top priority, and sent Bell and other officials away to re-think how the “Poverty Reduction Initiative” is organized and run.

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