Andrew Campbell gives us a year of Raleigh politics in about a hundred words.
We can’t afford the Lightner Center. Following five years of planning and investment, the public safety center remains on hold, much to the dismay of Mayor Meeker and a slew of local design and engineering firms.
In the County Commission, Paul Coble, a diehard conservative and nephew of Jesse Helms, now leads the new majority, which voted in favor of dissolving the school diversity policy and ending abortion coverage for county employees.
With all the ingredients for a day-time soap opera, the school board majority is under investigation by the US Department of Education for its efforts in dismembering the diversity policy. The board also hired a new superintendent, retired Army General and Sarah Palin enthusiast Anthony Tata.