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Candidate forum held in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC — GREENSBORO, N.C. — The League of Women Voters hosted a political forum for municipal elections in Greensboro. Candidates running for mayor and city council spoke to about 200 people at First Baptist Church.

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Wells snubs Black Lives Matter; says primary results speak for themselves

GREENSBORO, NC — Brinson is primarily focusing on leveraging his bloc of support to advance the Black Lives Matter agenda in the general election. Rather than formally endorse Wells or Kee, Brinson said he proposed a candidate forum that would include Black Lives Matter, the Stop the Violence Movement, young NAACP members and the Ole Asheboro neighborhood, to let his supporters decide for themselves. Kee readily agreed, but Wells told Brinson in a phone conversation on Friday that she didn’t think the forum was necessary and the primary election results spoke for themselves.

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Nancy Vaughan dominates Greensboro mayoral primary

GREENSBORO, NC — Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan deflected challengers from both the left and right with a solid 61.5 percent of the vote in unofficial results from Greensboro’s municipal primary on Tuesday night. “I’m feeling very happy,” Vaughan said, as fellow council members congratulated her at the board of elections in the Old Courthouse. “I believe it’s validation that the city is on the right track.”

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Local elections are just as important as national ones

GREENSBORO, NC — At such a divisive time in politics, people often get caught up in large national elections and forget about local elections. These elections can have large impacts on the lives of citizens and are still overlooked. One of the first steps in taking political action is voting in local elections. The everyday lives of citizens are much more impacted by city council and mayoral elections. They are in charge of local laws, policy and other important aspects of our daily living.

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Outling fails to reveal conflicts in violation of state-mandated ethics policy

GREENSBORO, NC — The state-mandated city council ethics policy demands that council members reveal when they have a conflict of interest on a matter that comes before them, that they do so on the public record, describe “all such material facts” and recuse themselves. Failure to do so is “malfeasance in office” and the offender is to “forfeit his office or position.” City council member Justin Outling twice recused himself from council votes at a recent meeting without saying why as is required by the city’s ethics policy. Instead, he used his time to blame his lack of an ethical compass on the city attorney.

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