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Sarah Willets

Get the lowdown on Durham’s affordable housing efforts from planning director Pat Young and learn why David Knight had to quit his job to run for Raleigh City Council. Read more

North Carolina

Also on this week’s INDYcast: What you need to know about Durham Mayor Steve Schewel’s State of the City address and a hot new track from FFFOOLERY. Read more

Wake County

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Bob Karp

Of the 48 people served so far by the city’s Welcome Home program, all but three have remained arrest-free. Read more

Durham County

“Everything’s not that political. People need jobs. People need medicine—they don’t care what your label is.” Read more

Durham County

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By Leigh Tauss

Thousands of educators, parents, and teachers rallied for #RedforEd on Wednesday to demand better pay and more support in the classroom. Read more

, North Carolina

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Jade Wilson

“The crumbs that you’re giving us, yes, thank you, but more needs to happen.” Read more

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Sarah Willets

Jay Rambeaut had gone to North Duke Street on April 10 to shut off the gas. Read more

Durham County

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A federal judge has endorsed an agreement between county officials and the family of Uniece Fennell, who died in the jail in 2017. Read more

Durham County

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About two dozen bills have been filed that could change the way North Carolina’s justice system treats people. Read more

North Carolina

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Sarah Willets

The state Utilities Commission is investigating how a gas line was ruptured, leading to the explosion. Read more

Durham County

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Judges “routinely order low-income North Carolinians—a disproportionate number of them people of color—to pay fines and fees that they cannot afford.” Read more

North Carolina

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Sarah Willets

A 911 call reported the smell of gas on Duke Street an hour before the explosion, but responding firefighters found no evidence of it and cleared the call. Read more

Durham County

UNC Police Chief Jeff McCracken retiring after tumultuous year

UNC

Jeff McCracken’s departure comes at the end of a tumultuous academic year at UNC that also saw the resignation of UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and UNC system president Margaret Spellings. Read more

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In an Instagram post, the children of Kong Lee thanked Kaffeinate customers and first responders at the scene of the gas leak and explosion at the Durham coffee shop on April 10. Read more

Durham County

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Sarah Willets

According to the city, Fiber Technologies Networks was the only company permitted to work in the area, although a contractor installing fiber cable has not been identified. Read more

Durham County 1 Comments

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Sarah Willets

There were as many as ten people in the Kaffeinate coffee shop prior to the explosion. All but one—the owner, Kong Lee, who perished—were evacuated. Read more

Durham County

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Sarah Willets

The explosion happened at Kaffeinate coffee shop on North Duke Street, causing the building to collapse. Read more

Durham County

Taken on its own merits, experts say, the bill is a legal mess. Perhaps its real purpose was to make Governor Cooper veto it. Read more

North Carolina

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After a year-and-a-half as mayor, Schewel wants to steer a gentrifying Durham toward a progressive future. Read more

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County commissioners voted unanimously to end a regional transportation system two decades in the making. Read more

Durham County