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As we creep toward the end of October, community organizations and nonprofits are getting in on the Halloween fun by hosting events that sport a decidedly spooky theme. As such, the coming week and weekend give you lots of chances to throw on a costume to have some fun for a good cause, like the … Continue reading Have Fun, Do Good: Halloween Fun Galore
One of the long-running sagas we’ve been following here since 2016 is the push from Council President Darrell Clarke and 3rd District Councilmember Jannie Blackwell to increase minimum parking requirements in the zoning code——a regressive tax that makes housing more expensive. It’s an idea so bad there’s a whole 800-page book devoted to how terrible … Continue reading Is Council’s Love of Parking Finally Over?
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