Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Author: John Hammer

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NC Congressional Districts Finally Given OK

It’s finally official: The 2020 North Carolina congressional elections will be held with the districts re-re-drawn by the North Carolina legislature last month.The districts were approved for the 2020 elections by the three judge panel on Monday, Dec. 2, after filing for every other office in the Nov. 3, 2020 election had already opened.

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City Council To Resolve To Use 100% Renewable Energy

The “Resolution to Support Establishment of a 20-year Strategic Plan and Goals to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy for the City of Greensboro” is fairly typical of the priorities of this City Council, and that priority, despite what councilmembers often say, is not on jobs.

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Newspapers’ Editorial Is The Big News

A lot of newspapers across the state ran articles about Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest calling for an investigation of the $57.8 million pipeline “mitigation fund” that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper arranged to have created and put under the sole control of the governor.

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DGI Asks Folks To Imagine Downtown In 2030

Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) held two Community Workshops this week to solicit input on developing a new strategic action plan for downtown Greensboro.The event on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at South End Brewing Co. was attended by close to 100 folks who had a lot of ideas on what the downtown should look and feel like in 2030. The fact that it was held in a venue that sells beer may have helped up the attendance.

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Greensboro’s Recycling Cost Lower Than Others In State

Greensboro made some major changes to its recycling program this year and some residents still have not gotten the message that glass placed in the brown residential recycling bins ends up at the landfill.But along with that was a major financial change. Instead of being paid $15 a ton for recyclables only, July 1 Greensboro started paying $30 a ton. July 1, 2020, Greensboro will start paying $60 a ton, and on July 1, 2021, it will increase again – to $90 a ton.

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