The Sierra Club has issued its endorsements in the 2016 primary election. The endorsed candidates are:
- At Large: Mark Marcoplos
- District 1: Mark Dorosin, Penny Rich
- District 2: Renee Price
The Orange County Schools Board of Education has appointed Millicent Rainey and Jessica Aguilar to fill vacancies on the board. Both will serve until June, to be replaced by winners of the March 15th election.
It's time to start thinking about how to get the western edge of the Triangle more involved in the growing community of open government events taking place this year. As a past attendee of several of these events, I wanted to make sure these upcoming events are on your radar, and ask you to get involved in the growing collaboration between civically minded citizens and the fast-growing local tech sector.
We asked county commissioner candidates to answer five questions, and all provided responses. Today, we continue with the third question: How would you characterize the relationships between the county and each of our community’s two school districts? In what ways could these relationships be improved?
On Saturday, February 20, the second community forum on school equity was held: "Excellence with Equity: The Schools Our Children Deserve." The event was cosponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, Organizing Against Racism (OAR)-Orange, the NAACP Youth Council, Movement of Youth, and the Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC). The event was live-tweeted by OrangePolitics and a number of other attendees.
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