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    Surprising Result for Durham, NC

    The Center for American Entrepreneurship recently released an interactive online report called, “The Rise of the Startup City.” Aaron Renn provides a summary at Urbanophile.com: The main message of the report is that the US is losing its global dominance in venture capital investing as the real…
    Jon Guze, October 20, 2018
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    Thoughts on the midterm healthcare debate

    Election day for the 2018 midterms is rapidly approaching for what is sure to be another contentious election cycle. The political ads on TV or radio have infiltrated the airwaves and campaign signs line the streets. Health care is one of the most important campaign issues for North Carolinians,…
    Jordan Roberts, October 19, 2018
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    Teen Vogue takes on capitalism

    Academically acclaimed publication outlet Teen Vogue tweeted a link to an article last night titled “Everything you need to know about capitalism” with the comment on the tweet reading “Can’t #endpoverty without ending capitalism!” Some of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 18, 2018
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    Greensboro council ponders regulating scooters

    On the heels of JLF colleague Jon Sanders’ thoughtful post on the scooter situation cities are confronted with these days comes news that the Greensboro City Council is considering regulating scooters downtown: City staff members told them that the Bird scooter company in August dropped off 100 scooters…
    Sam Hieb, October 17, 2018
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    Congressional District 13 race heats up

    You had to wonder when this was going down. The political action committee America First Action runs an ad* (see below) going after Democrat Kathy Manning –who is challenging incumbent Rep. Ted Budd for the 13th Congressional District seat—over the $30 million…
    Sam Hieb, October 17, 2018
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    Winston-Salem seeks charter change to fill council vacancies

    Faced with the possibility that three council seats would be open after the November election, the Winston-Salem City Council voted on Monday to ask the General Assembly to approve changes to the city’s charter that would allow for a special election—preceded by a special primary—to fill seats with more…
    Sam Hieb, October 16, 2018
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    Meanwhile in High Point: City vs. visitors bureau over stadium funds

    As construction continues on High Point’s taxpayer-funded downtown stadium— with April 2019 as the opening date—the High Point Enterprise reports on the “spat” between city officials and the Convention and Visitors Bureau over the CVB’s “very generous unsolicited gift to the City of $250,000 per year for 20…
    Sam Hieb, October 15, 2018
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    Charlotte’s plan to lure bus riders back

    For starters, here’s the problem the Charlotte Area Transit System faces: CATS is contending with the same nationwide decline in ridership that’s hit transit systems from the New York City subway and the Washington Metro to the San Francisco bus and train systems. Officials have cited low gas prices,…
    Sam Hieb, October 12, 2018