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The Carrboro Citizen says goodbye, leaving a huge gap in local journalism.

The Daily Tar Heel has a nice profile of OrangePolitics today.

BoCC races to hammer out Transit Tax Agreement before election

At the eleventh hour, the BoCC is still working through important issues on the transit plan - including whether Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) can use the new sales tax funds for existing service. Under the current agreement, they cannot.  This is of particular concern given CHT's reliance on UNC funds and routing.  The current plan does not allow CHT to use sales tax funds to change their routes to fill in possible gaps created by changes in UNC''s routes.

Its hard to understand why this is coming up for the first time -but at least people may finally start talking about how the transit plan impacts CHT and the bus system that everyone loves.   Its especially difficult to understand why the county is so anxious to give control over transit to TTA. 

Great report by Chapelboro's Elizabeth Friend

http://chapelboro.com/pages/14273726.php 

The video of the meeting is a worth a look

http://orange-nc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=355

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! visits the Triangle

From our own wonderful media access center, The People's Channel:

Returning to the Triangle on the coattails of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Amy Goodman, award winning journalist and founder of Democracy Now!, will speak at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on September 8, 2012. Ms. Goodman is on a nonstop book tour as the nation prepares for the 2012 presidential election in November.

The proceeds from the event will go to benefit the local media outlets that broadcast her program; The Peoples Channel & Durham Community Media, WNCU and WCOM. The last time Ms. Goodman was last in the Triangle in 2009 she spoke to a sold out crowd benefiting the same local nonprofit media organizations. If her last visit to the Triangle is any indicator, tickets are expected to sell out fast. 

Date: 

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham, NC

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