Thanks for the Runoff, Neighbor

Ruby Sinreich's picture

How many more multi-million dollar floods will we have to clean up from before we decide to do something pro-active?

This week the Town Council approved a Stormwater Management Utility for Chapel Hill. I know a lot of people will be complaining about the cost to taxpayers - even before it's been determined - but I really think this is an idea that's overdue.

"Putting Lipstick on a Pig?"

Ruby Sinreich's picture

UNC has been promising for years now to build more student dormitories. Until recently, there had been no new dorms built since the 70's even though enrollment grows every year. The result of this has been more and more students living off-campus, which has lead increasing housing prices as groups of students push working families out of affordable in-town neighborhoods.

4/23: Women's Budget Forum

Ever wonder where your state taxes go? How does the North Carolina budget impact your life? What programs are your state legislators voting for and against?

Women's Worth in the North Carolina Budget
a Women's Forum on the Budget
presented by Elaine Mejia
of the NC Budget and Tax Center

Following the presentation and Q&A,

What's Their Problem?

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Apparently a bunch of people came out to the Town Council meeting this week to oppose re-naming Airport Road to Martin Luther King Boulevard. I'm pretty surprised - I thought this was a no-brainer.

Local NAACP President Fred Battle bristled Monday at criticism of the idea to rename Airport Road for Martin Luther King Jr., which the Town Council will consider May 24.

Anybody But Kerry

Dan Coleman's picture

This is a probably unnecessary last-minute appeal to anyone liberal to left who plans to vote in the Democratic Party “caucus” tomorrow (8am-noon, Chapel Hill Town Hall). The plea is to vote for anyone but John Kerry. The New York Times today described Kerry’s efforts to paint himself as a “centrist” which is newspeak for conservative. Sure, we’ll all hold our noses and vote for him in November since Bush is so repugnant. But how many of us did the same thing twelve years ago?

Nominate a local leader!

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Internationalist Books and Community Center is soliciting nominations for the Third Annual Bob Sheldon Award. The deadline has been extended to April 25.

Each year, the Internationalist collective recognizes a member of the Triangle community who carries on Bob Sheldon's work and breathes life into his legacy by being gentle and persistent, being radical and free-thinking, being playful and patient, and leading by example...


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