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Stop the Balfour Parkway group issues response to NCDOT presentation

Press release from Stop the Balfour organization: Hendersonville, NC, – The Henderson County Commissioners meeting on April 18 included a workshop with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on the Balfour Parkway project. The purpose of the workshop was to allow the Commissioners to question NCDOT about the Project. As an introduction, Lyuba Zuyeva, a representative of French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Office (FBRMPO) stated that the Balfour Parkway Project is in anticipation of 52,000 residents expected to move to this area in the coming years. Kristina Miller of NCDOT subcontractor RK&K led the NCDOT presentation of the Project status. She said that the Grimesdale neighborhood is being reviewed… Read More

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Oklahoma Teachers Declare End to Nine-Day Strike

Most Oklahoma teachers will return to school on Friday, putting an end to a nine-day strike that resulted in pay raises and boosted state funding for education. The demonstrations, which sent teachers by the tens of thousands to the state Capitol each day schools were closed, represented the strongest labor action the conservative state has seen in several decades.

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