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Greensboro’s $56 million parking decks: A gift to ruling class political donors Carroll and Kaplan

GREENSBORO, NC — The city is proposing to build two parking decks costing $56 million to facilitate the development of two hotels to be owned by ruling class political donors. One of these, Roy Carroll, is an establishment Republican. The other, Randall Kaplan, is a Democrat who has hosted Bill Clinton in his home during the most recent presidential campaign cycle.

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Three People Shot on McConnell Road

GREENSBORO, NC — Greensboro police are in the early stages of investigating a shooting at 1540 McConnell Rd. during which three people were injured. Officers were dispatched to the residence at approximately 4:33 pm after an officer heard gun and saw people running from the area. One person was driven to Moses Cone Hospital in a private vehicle. Two people were treated by EMS for gunshot wounds to their lower extremities, and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Preliminary indications are their wounds are non-life-threatening.

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Record-Breaking Number of Homicides in Greensboro This Year

GREENSBORO, NC — The dirty little secret in Greensboro’s political culture is that they don’t care in the least that young black men are being killed, impaired and disabled because of violent incidents that are often preventable. Good, aggressive, proactive law enforcement can prevent these events. But the local political leadership simply doesn’t care, regardless of whatever they might say. They have chosen a course that increases homicides. That is their story, and they are sticking to it.

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Stanford professor draws maps to correct NC gerrymanders. Now he wants feedback.

RALEIGH, NC — The Stanford University law professor tapped to draw maps for federal judges considering the constitutionality of election lines adopted in August by North Carolina lawmakers has released a draft plan. Nathaniel Persily, selected less than two weeks ago to look at districts in Guilford, Hoke, Cumberland, Wake and Mecklenburg counties adopted to elect General Assembly members, has asked for feedback from lawmakers and challengers of the 2017 maps.

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Mike Barber, the Born Again Conservative

GREENSBORO, NC — Barber served on council when they kept tax rates constant in the face of rising property assessments, thereby raising taxes. He served on council when various fees were raised repeatedly. I don’t recall his having made a highly public stance demanding our tax rate be brought in line with other southeastern cities.

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