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  1. ACA Repeal Protesters Put Senator Burr on Blast, Stage Die-In at DukeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

    On Friday morning, Ezra Farber was standing in the cold on Cameron Boulevard, holding his own tombstone. OK, it wasn't a real tombstone but rather a poster board on which Farber had drawn the shape of a tombstone and a sad face with Xs for eyes and written, "My brain tumor was a pre-existing condition."

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  2. The Restaurant Industry Depends on Immigrants? What Happens If We Lose Them?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | Independent Weekly

    Just down the road from my classes at UNC-Chapel Hill, Luis Ortega was cutting his teeth as a line cook at Crook's Corner, the Southern landmark that gave North Carolina a coveted spot on the national culinary stage. I didn't know Ortega then, but our lives intersected in ways that are typical in a college town.

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  3. Local Schools Try to Be Safe Spaces for Undocumented ImmigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | Independent Weekly

    "I had kids that morning who were like, 'All the moms and dads have to go back now. Is it true that we're going to be deported?'" he says.

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  4. Sangha Teahouse Launches 'Tea Trike' on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 17 | Independent Weekly

    Alisa Burns doesn't seem like your average tea drinker. You know, someone mellow.

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  5. Orange County Board of Adjustment: No Parties at the Party BarnRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Independent Weekly

    There is no property adjacent to the Brewers' land that has not posted signage critical of the Barn of Chapel Hill. t's a farm.

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  6. SadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Independent Weekly

    Last week's Triangulator explored the sparsely attended March 4 gathering of Trump supporters on the Halifax Mall. Dean Naujoks believes that it's a sign of President Trump's declining popularity: "Three hundred Trump supporters showed up.

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  7. Particle Falls, a Spectacular Display With a Pressing Environmental...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Independent Weekly

    The public exhibit Shimmer: The Art of Light presented light art in myriad forms. Britt Flood roamed with a handheld projector to demonstrate how far one must travel when "Chasing the Muse."

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  8. Let These Two Middle Schoolers Tell You Why International Women's Day MattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Independent Weekly

    Middle-school students Laura Gonzalez, left, and Belen Willott, right, participate in an International Women's Day rally in downtown Durham. Laura Gonzalez and Belen Willott are no strangers to activism.

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  9. Natalie C. Anderson Worked with Refugees in Raleigh. Now She's ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Independent Weekly

    Universal has already acquired the film rights to the highly touted book, which takes place on the east coast of Africa, where Tina, on the hunt for her mother's killer, navigates Sangui City, a dystopian world of computer hackers, desperate criminals, and powerful, unaccountable elites. "It was my first introduction to the idea that there even were refugees - in North Carolina, at least," Anderson says of her first job after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, when she worked in Raleigh with Lutheran Family Services, helping newly arrived refugees resettle in the area.

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  10. Jewish Food Has Gotten Hip. But If You Go Back Far Enough, It's Always Been Fusion.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Independent Weekly

    The first event of its kind, hosted by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and generously sponsored by UNC alumni Jimmy and Susan Pittleman, the symposium attracted a packed house and offered hardly a moment for quiet reflection; attendees broke away from the often lively discussions only to eat. "[The Pittlemans] wanted a program related to Jewish-American food," said Marcie Cohen Ferris, an American studies professor who cochaired the event.

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  11. The Legislature's New Sales-Tax Plan Is Going to Cost Durham BigRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Independent Weekly

    The plan, detailed in Senate Bill 126, which was referred to the Senate Finance Committee late last month, does away with current adjustment factors used to decide how much governments get in sales-tax revenue and instead uses economic tier designations. If the bill becomes law, Durham would see a loss of $2.1 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

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  12. Michael Peterson Will Plead Guilty to Manslaughter, But He Still Claims He Didn't Do ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Independent Weekly

    This story was made for television. The affluent couple: the wife, a glass-ceiling-shattering executive, philanthropist, and socialite; the husband, a novelist, newspaper columnist, and one-time mayoral aspirant.

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  13. If Trump Drops DACA, Will Triangle Universities Protect Student Dreamers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Independent Weekly

    In 2012, when Oscar Ivan Santoyo Apolonio heard that President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he was hopeful - but nervous. Apolonio, then a high school student, was undocumented; he came to the Triangle with his parents when he was four years old from Michoacn, Mexico.

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  14. Orange County's Board of Adjustment to Determine Whether the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Independent Weekly

    They're here to learn about a topic you'd think they'd be experts on: What exactly does it mean to be a farm? "How many of you are farmers?" the discussion's moderator asks. Hands shoot up across the crowded room.

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  15. With Blue Cactus, Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez Embrace the Gaudy...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Independent Weekly

    The place has aged to a state of well-worn comfort, and Stewart's additions, such as the vintage guitars that hang on one wall, add to its character. Inside the book, the relationship of age to glitz is inverted.

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  16. Human Error Caused OWASA Fluoride Overdose, OWASA Very Sorry About ThatRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Independent Weekly

    An "unintentional [water treatment plant] operator key stroke"-literally, someone hit the wrong button-caused the overfeed of fluoride that forced OWASA to shut down its water plant last week, according to independent reports released Friday. The extra fluoride dosage, plus a major water main break the next day, prompted a water shortage in Orange County that closed businesses, placed Chapel Hill and Carrboro under states of emergency, and sent residents scrambling to buy bottled water.

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  17. Don't Drink the Water: A Timeline of the OWASA CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Independent Weekly

    This resulted in a borderline post-apocalyptic scene in the area, as hundreds converged on grocery stores and gas stations to stock up on bottled water, and businesses, schools, and restaurants - even UNC - shut down and tankers brought millions of gallons of water into the areas hit hardest by the shortage.

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  18. Superhero Industry Overkill and Franklin Street Development Kayo an...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Independent Weekly

    "I pulled out my phone to look at the time and saw that I had received a ton of texts and Facebook messages - people who had shopped at the store, fellow comic retailers," Neal says. Neal, who owned the Franklin Street shop with the blue awning and red walls from 2003 to 2014, had heard the news from the store's current owner, Ryan Kulikowski, a few days before.

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  19. Durham Council Considers Ending Primaries, Citywide Votes for Ward RepresentativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Independent Weekly

    The Durham City Council has again revived talks of eliminating primary elections for council seats and instead holding a runoff if the general election doesn't produce a clear winner. But residents who spoke during a public hearing on the issue Monday seem more interested in overhauling the city's ward system.

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  20. OWASA: Water is Safe AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2017 | Independent Weekly

    After more than twenty four hours-a day that saw businesses forced to close early, the UNC basketball game rescheduled and moved and local residents told not to drink or shower with their water-most OWASA customers can drink again. But the agency is still asking its 80,000-plus customers to limit their usage as its system rebounds from a water plant shut down and a major water main break.

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