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The Angry White Man Problemnew

Searching for answers about Craig Stephen Hicks.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  02-19-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Google Fiber Could Give More People Cheaper Access to the Internetnew

"Google could be more vicious than it is," Mitchell says. "They are doing things that benefit communities. But we don't know what will happen in five years. We used to like the cable companies, too."
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  02-06-2015  |  Tech

Somewhere under the

The Human Rights Campaign evaluated 291 U.S. cities, including six in North Carolina, for fairness and inclusiveness in city laws and policies.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-22-2013  |  LGBT

Appetite for Destructionnew

Conceal-carry permit holders in North Carolina can now bring guns into restaurants and bars. What could go wrong?
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-24-2013  |  Civil Liberties

A crack in Google Glass: Wearable technology's glassault on privacynew

Using a computer network to overlay information on the real world ostensibly enhances our experience, although it could be argued that mediating life through a screen instead diminishes it.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-10-2013  |  Tech

More layoffs at Durham's Herald-Sunnew

Second round of job cuts in two years leaves fewer than 20 people in newsroom.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  09-26-2013  |  Media

The Link Between Climate Change and the Food on Your Platenew

The results of climate change are already altering the way crops pollinate, mature and produce. Over time, they could change what we eat and when we eat it.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-06-2013  |  Environment

Durham's affordable housing crisisnew

It would be hard to find a more pointed example of Durham's affordable housing crisis than the situation at Lincoln Apartments: In one week, 200 low-income residents will be evicted from their homes. None of the city's recent initiatives will immediately help them.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-24-2012  |  Housing & Development

A Flak's Guide to Frackingnew

If we were greenwashing professionals, how would we rebrand fracking to make it sound noble, conscientious -- even sexy?
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  06-04-2012  |  Energy

Does a developer's sale of mineral rights to an energy company foreshadow fracking?new

Starting at 501 feet below the surface of Brightleaf at the Park, the mineral rights—ownership of natural gas, oil, geothermal heat, hydrocarbons, even water—belong to DRH Energy, a subsidiary of D.R. Horton.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  04-05-2012  |  Environment

In North Carolina's fracking report, politics threatens to trump sciencenew

If you read the first nine pages of the state's draft report on fracking, you will be unprepared for the punch line at the end.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-31-2012  |  Environment

Search for eugenics victims continuesnew

As many as 1,500 victims may still be alive, although some may no longer reside in North Carolina.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-27-2012  |  Civil Liberties

Pittsboro, N.C. says no thanks to frackingnew

The Pittsboro Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve part of an anti-fracking resolution that asks the Legislature to keep the controversial drilling practice illegal.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-16-2012  |  Energy

N.C. Town to Vote on Anti-Fracking Resolutionnew

Pittsboro, N.C. could join the towns of Creedmoor and Carrboro in its official opposition to fracking if its Town Board passes a resolution.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-12-2012  |  Energy

The story of Uriel Alberto: father, immigrant—and inmatenew

If Uriel Alberto could speak with legislators on the immigration committee, he would tell them: "This is not an immigration issue, but a human issue. The fear, that we have to hide is unacceptable. We're trying to empower youth and our community by coming out of the shadows."
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-09-2012  |  Immigration

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