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The Raleigh City Council won’t allow backyard cottages under its new development code, reversing a planning board move to enable them.

Modified: 02/13/13 04:23:14 PM

Attorneys fighting for Tracey Cline, the former Durham district attorney, will try to persuade the N.C. Appeals Court that her rights to free speech and due process were violated.

Modified: 02/13/13 01:29:40 AM
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The Dix Visionaries group of business leaders who pledged $3 million to help plan a park on the Dorothea Dix campus is about halfway to its goal.

Modified: 02/12/13 02:46:12 AM

Triangle Politics A weekly look at the local political scene:  Sheriff Mike Andrews says he took a pledge to uphold the state and U.S. constitutions, noting in particular the Second Amendment on the right to bear arms and the Fourth Amendment prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures.

Modified: 02/09/13 05:40:13 AM
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Wake County school board chairman Keith Sutton said proposed changes in the way schools are built and maintained, and how board members are elected would “decimate” the school system.

Modified: 02/08/13 03:20:11 PM

The Wake County school system will pay up to $100,000 for a lobbyist to fight legislative changes backed by county commissioners. The commissioners are paying former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetzer up to $25,000 to lobby for the changes. It’s unusual for counties to hire opposing lobbyists.

Modified: 02/07/13 12:57:36 PM
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The Wake County school board picked Tom Benton to fill Chris Malone's vacant board seat. The board also voted to hire a lobbyist to oppose state legislative changes backed by Wake County commissioners.

Modified: 02/07/13 12:11:14 AM
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Wake officials forming school security task force
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A new Wake County school security task force, co-chaired by Sheriff Donnie Harrison and retired Raleigh Police Capt. Al White, will conduct a comprehensive review of school district safety and security plans. Within 90 to 120 days, the task force will make recommendations to improve campus safety.

Modified: 02/07/13 12:11:14 AM
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Wake school board picks Tom Benton to fill vacancy
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Raleigh city council members approved two major apartment complexes on Tuesday with a warning: traffic around Cameron Village is nearing capacity and could hinder future development there. The city council also considered two contentious traffic-calming proposals elsewhere in Raleigh.

Modified: 02/06/13 12:42:00 AM

As the Wake County school board votes Tuesday on a $2.25 million plan to reorganize the transportation department, board members differ on whether former Superintendent Tony Tata bears the blame for this year's problems.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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Wake commissioners say school board should return unspent money
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The Wake County School Board should return to county coffers millions in unspent money it has improperly holding in reserve, County Commissioner Tony Gurley said Monday. At the end of fiscal 2012, the fund's balance was $32.1 million, or $13.3 million more than the board's policy advises.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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Wake may spend $2.25 million to fix school bus problems
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Durham Mayor Bill Bell used his annual State of the City address to repeat a call for Congress to enact "common sense" reforms to firearms laws. "We must unite and get serious about protecting our communities," he said, and urged his audience to lobby Washington.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:44:32 AM
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