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June 8, 2016, 6am PDT
In November, Wake County, North Carolina voters will decide on a half-cent sales tax to fund a plan to improve transit in the Research Triangle (home to North Carolina State, Duke, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).
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February 28, 2016, 9am PST
Opposition to a bikeshare proposal in Raleigh, North Carolina, centers on whether enough people will use the system to justify its cost.
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March 23, 2015, 6am PDT
The News & Observer's "road worrier" (not a typo!), Bruce Siceloff, provides ongoing coverage of the sad saga of North Carolina's gas tax, set to be adjusted downwards by statute.
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March 20, 2015, 11am PDT
Ahead of a February 2016 deadline for an environmental impact statement, residents are making their opinions known about the potential routes for a proposed light rail line connecting Durham and Chapel Hill.
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February 24, 2012, 1pm PST
A widely publicized guerrilla wayfinding campaign meant to give helpful guidance and encouragement to those exploring the city of Raleigh on foot has been quashed by the City Planning Director, report Chelsea Kellner and Bruce Siceloff.
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February 12, 2009, 6am PST
NC Rep. Price Harrison hopes that the third time's a charm when he reintroduces legislation requiring higher auto emissions standards. If it passes, the state's standards may start looking more like California's within the coming year.
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July 25, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Developers often see naming streets as their way of making a mark, naming streets after daughters, alma maters, or the family dog. But they often find themselves tangled up in regulations and the limits of their own creativity.</p>
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June 23, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>With gas and food prices climbing to unprecedented levels, many families are turning to pawnshops to cover their bills. Unfortunately, pickups are down and people aren't buying, putting smaller operations at risk of closure.</p>
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November 24, 2007, 9am PST
<p>With residents pushing for new rules to prevent tear-downs, a measure to temporarily restrict construction of new homes goes before the city council.</p>
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June 25, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>An ambitious study to charge motorists by the mile, which hopes to address decreasing gas tax revenue for both states and the federal government, will begin in North Carolina's Research Triangle.</p>
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March 23, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The former Vice President's application to install solar panels on his home was denied by the zoning board of this wealthy Nashville enclave.</p>
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March 6, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Under advice from parking guru Donald Shoup, North Carolina's capital is rethinking its parking requirements.</p>
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February 28, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Designed by architect William McDonough, a pair of towers recently approved for downtown Chapel Hill will be the first mixed-use development to meet LEED Gold standards in North Carolina.</p>
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January 17, 2007, 11am PST
<p>State and local officials are offering $100 million dollars in tax breaks to the Internet company should it locate a new facility in Lenoir, North Carolina. Yet some wonder if the generosity will pay off for the town.</p>
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January 10, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>The city council is considering letting developers decide for themselves how many parking spaces to build, though many worry the change could harm downtown.</p>
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November 8, 2006, 7am PST
<p>In downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, a new group of citizens are giving their city's image a boost by providing a variety of services, from picking up litter to redirecting lost visitors.</p>
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August 26, 2004, 1pm PDT
North Carolina passes a law banning electric or barbed-wire fences around public housing complexes.
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June 28, 2004, 2pm PDT
Commuters in North Carolina's greater Triangle area do not have any choice but to drive amidst skyrocketing gas prices. Local urban planning experts blame consumer attitudes and the region's suburban character.
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October 2, 2003, 10am PDT
Contradicting smart growth advocates, a study concludes that road construction does not lead to more sprawl.
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September 17, 2003, 10am PDT
A study commissioned by NCDOT finds that HOV lanes for the research Triangle region are far more expensive than anticipated.
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