Steve Schewel


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The Durham mayor pushed through the biggest housing bond in North Carolina history. Now comes the hard part. Read more

North Carolina


Cameron Beach - The 9th Street Journal

And other things our readers told us this week Read more

Letters to the Editor


Cameron Beach - The 9th Street Journal

The mayor is still working on goals he promoted during his first campaign. Here is a loose accounting of some. Read more

Ninth Street Journal


Jenny Warburg

“You are not going to stop gun violence in Durham until you stop guns in Durham.” Read more

Durham County

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A string of shootings left two dead and eight wounded in twenty-four hours. Read more

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According to a report released days after nine-year-old Z’yon Person was killed, 662 people were shot in the Bull City between 2016 and 2018. Read more

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Let’s love on lemurs, hate on ICE, and dunk on Thom Tillis. Read more

Best of the Triangle


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The city’s tourism authority asked the rapper to make changes to the song’s hip-hop format—and a lyric about the city being “black and proud.” Read more



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“We shouldn’t be looking at just this one tool. It really is, across the board, what can we do to increase all housing types, housing choices?” Read more

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Steve Oliva

In just over a year, UMD families went from staying an average of 33 days to 116; singles have increased their length of stay from 24 to 77 days. Read more

Durham County


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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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There will be crafts. There will be cake. There will be an inflatable bulls race. Read more

Durham County


Alex Boerner

The new Durham Expunction and Restoration program has already dismissed more than 70,000 traffic and criminal cases, but expanding it will require resources—and political will. Read more

Durham County



On Monday, the transit agency asked for more light-rail negotiations. Today, Duke declined. Read more

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Steve Oliva and Christopher Williams

“I’m convinced they did not try to kill this light rail project because of all the things they mentioned. They did not want this project for some reason.” Read more

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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


Jenny Warburg

“How are we going to make the city we love a city for all?” Read more

Durham County 4 Comments

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    Photo by Jade Wilson

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    Cameron Beach - The 9th Street Journal

    Mayor Steve Schewel discusses progress on his goals at his office in Durham City Hall.

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    Jenny Warburg

    Steve Schewel gives his 2019 State of the City address.

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