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Raleigh’s election this year recycles the results from 30 years ago. In 1977, a pro-neighborhood, anti-developer grassroots rebellion elected little-old-lady-in-tennis-shoes Isabella Cannon over the incumbent mayor, Jyles Coggins, a builder known as “bomber Jack.” Two years later, Smedes York rode

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The Mayor or, rather, his allies second theme this election was that their opponents, Tommy Craven and Jessie Taliaferro, were pawns of developers. Because they voted against higher Impact Fees. Last year, Craven and Taliaferro voted to raise Impact Fees

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Congratulations are due to Mayor Meeker and his political brain-trust-strategist Perry Woods. The Mayor or, more precisely, his allies Nancy McFarlane and Rodger Koopman won big on Election Day. Mayor Meeker was on the right side of a powerful issue:

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The Wake County real estate industry got handed its head in Tuesday’s elections. The executioners were Mayor Charles Meeker, his political strategist Perry Woods and their allies. The real estate folks may be brilliant business people. But they’re dumb politicians.

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An anti-developer fire was smoldering in the Wake County political underbrush this year. Then North Hills developer John Kane threw on gasoline and lit a match. The N&O’s analysis this morning is right: slow-growth candidates won or led in Raleigh

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There is nothing quite like a newspaper headline to get a political reaction from Governor Easley. Via his minions at the Department of Transportation, the Governor hired a $2.5 million consultant to do a study of DOT, then didn’t require

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About a week ago the News and Observer asked City Councilwoman Jessie Taliaferro what she thought of developer John Kane’s proposal the City Council to give him a $75 million tax-subsidy for North Hills Mall – Mrs. Taliaferro said she

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You can feel the Obama balloon losing air. This was a bad week for him. He got flattened by the Hillary Machine. The Obama campaign had built up a big Iraq speech on the fifth anniversary of his speaking out

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State Treasurer and candidate for Governor Richard Moore wants to dump Governor Charles Aycock’s name from the Democrats Annual Vance-Aycock Dinner. Governor Aycock (1900-04) is decidedly politically incorrect. He was a leader of the ‘red-shirt’ campaigns that disenfranchised black voters.

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With no opponent to keep him busy this election Mayor Meeker is feeling his oats. Monday night he trooped over to the County Commissioners to give them a lecture. About spending. The Mayor’s philosophy on spending tax money is simple:

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