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You couldn’t design a more perfect Democratic candidate for Wake County in 2014 than Sarah Crawford. Proven success in a professional career and in community service – check. Attended public schools and college here – check. Young mother with children

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Maybe it’ll be Charles Meeker. Or Nancy McFarlane. Or one of their successors. Whoever, a mayor of Raleigh will be Governor. And soon.   The Raleigh media market is huge, reaching maybe as much as 40 percent of the Democratic

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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A TAPster reports seeing a State Capitol Police car equipped with a radar gun – miles away from any state government building.   Inquiring minds want to know:  Why does the State Capitol Police need a radar gun in one

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John Drescher down at the News and Observer hit the nail on the head last week when he wrote:  ‘Steve Beam needs a boss.’ What’s happened to Mr. Beam (the Director of the Raleigh Housing Authority) isn’t unusual. He’s got

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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This blog comes from a long-time, active Chamber member. I approve this message:   “There’s a political lesson for all of us in the needless maelstrom that has engulfed the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce: You get fleas or worse when

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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A couple of weeks ago the News & Observer  published a story that got folks stirred up over how the head of the Raleigh Housing Authority was making $280,000 a year and wining and dining his board of directors for $3,000 at

Posted in: General, Issues, Raleigh
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The newspaper headline read: Dome, full of cracks. And the newspaper reported: The aging iron dome ‘is slowly crumbling…riddled with hundreds of cracks and rust.’   The dome is the Capitol Dome. But the newspaper could just as easily have been

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It wasn’t exactly subtle the other morning when the newspaper ran two stories side by side: One about a single mother who works all day and then works three additional jobs nights and weekends to make ends meet – and a second

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Governor McCrory and legislative Republicans have a theory: Cut taxes and regulations, and jobs will flow in. What if they’re wrong – not only on the economics, but also on the politics?   What if their theory leads to North

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Rob Christensen wrote a tribute to Jack Hawke and in it mentioned hardball politics and Jack’s run-in with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice – there’s more to the story: During Senator Helms’ 1990 campaign,

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