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Small Tweaks and Large Shifts in 2023
   January 27, 2023
Lori Thomas

We are now four weeks into the new year and already past the expiration date of many resolutions. Effective cultural and economic programming normalizes January as a season of change and improvement, as if the other 11 months of the year are not as suitable for such reflection and action.  

As this season of self improvement wanes, however, we are asking you to focus some of your...

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A Winter Hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway
   January 26, 2023
Ruth Ann Grissom

Over the years, my husband and I have hiked many trails near the Blue Ridge Parkway –...

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Repairing the Mistake of I-277
   January 26, 2023

Phil Veasley, EI

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series of guest contributors considering the question, “What small tweak or large shift would you make in 2023 that would catalyze sustainable growth and ensure equitable wellbeing ...

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Our wish for the new year....a new colleague!
   January 12, 2023
Lori Thomas
Our wish for 2023….a new colleague!

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Housing Policies and Ice Cream
   January 12, 2023
Aaron Houck

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. If you are like me and most other people, you like ice cream—a food that almost perfectly matches our brains’ evolved desire for sweet, fatty, calorie-rich foods. 

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Consultant’s report suggests changes in governance, budgeting, transparency
   January 9, 2023

Ely Portillo, WFAE

The Charlotte Area Transit System’s governance and organizational structure need a major overhaul, according to a consultant hired to review the city’s transit agency. 

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A look back on a year that left us more or less where we started, and trying to guess where we’ll go from here
   January 9, 2023

Ely Portillo, WFAE

 

As 2022 drew to a close, Charlotte’s transit ambitions appeared to be pretty much where they started the year: in limbo. 

There’s been...

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A Vegetable Garden Diary
   January 9, 2023
Ruth Ann Grissom

In the vegetable garden, every season presents its own set of challenges.  In May 2022, I made this pithy entry in my garden journal – too hot, too cold, too dry.  

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Transit Time: City Council committee backs light rail route around uptown’s northern edge
   December 14, 2022

Steve Harrison, WFAE

When cities apply for federal funding for new transit projects, ridership is perhaps the most important criteria.

The Federal Transit...

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