Baldwin’s new downtown cocktail: Mix booze and guns; add open carry and shake, don’t stir.

Baldwin’s new downtown cocktail: Mix booze and guns; add open carry and shake, don’t stir.

But wait, it’s also the case that state law allows the open carry of firearms not just in downtown Raleigh but everywhere. Raleigh has seen its share of armed “Proud Boys” and other Patriots on downtown streets already. What we haven’t seen yet – but may soon – are armed drinkers in the streets, with our under-staffed police force watching and, uh, watching – because drinking while armed will be perfectly legal.

City of Raleigh losing trees at an alarming rate

City of Raleigh losing trees at an alarming rate

Your relentless drive to spread density everywhere is going to be the death knell for the remaining urban forests in our older subdivisions. You are riding the crest of the tree removal wave, as well as the steady progression towards increased traffic gridlock.

City Council Candidates are Off and Running. Livable Raleigh will provide the play-by-play!

City Council Candidates are Off and Running. Livable Raleigh will provide the play-by-play!

The filing period for candidates in Raleigh’s November 8th Mayoral and City Council elections closed Friday, July 15, at noon. It’s an interesting slate of candidates, with a mix of returning incumbents, unknown newcomers and even a couple well known Council retirees coming back for another run. Raleigh voters will be able to count on Livable Raleigh to provide all the information needed to be an informed voter in November.

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Bus waste of money

Bus waste of money

Bob Mulder, former Chair Raleigh Planning Commission, recently wrote to the City Council and local media outlets about Community Engagement: Recently the Raleigh City Council voted to spend $350,000 on a community engagement bus that is supposed to replace the 27 or...