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The Independent Voter Mystery

A panel of experts tries to solve the riddle of the unaffiliated voter. Like everyone else, they come up empty.

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Obedient Workers

The governor's appeal for more truck drivers and technical workers doesn't match the 'skills gap' as well as he thinks.

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Reflection Sound Studios, Loonis McGlohon, and 'Super Dooper Pooper'

Reflection Sound Studios is gone now, but if you listen closely, you can still hear the strains of 'Super Dooper Pooper.'

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Charter Fail

Concrete Roses STEM Academy, one of the charter schools presumed to revolutionize education in North Carolina, lasted less than a month.

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A Twist of Duke Energy's Arm

Duke this week announced a massive series of solar projects. They didn't mention the law required it.

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Greg Lacour on Politics

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Charlotte had a Democratic mayor that got rebuffed by a Democratic majority council before the president appointed him to his cabinet; a former mayor in the Governor's Mansion after an oh-for-infinity streak; membership in a state that sees Charlotte as, well, another state; a neighboring state where public officials do very, very silly things (and sometimes go "hiking"); and a county commissioner who specializes in insulting constituents yet can't seem to get himself unelected. Sounds interesting to me, so I write about it and other matters public. Hashtag #nestpoke. You want to yell at me, email nestpoke@gmail.com.

About Greg Lacour

Greg Lacour spent nearly 10 years as a reporter for the Observer, where he covered Charlotte and Mecklenburg County government, including the infamous Nick Mackey for Sheriff farce of 2007-08, which made him simultaneously homesick for his hometown of New Orleans and hopeful that Charlotte might yet attain "world-class" status. He has written several features for this magazine and took part in the Hurricane Katrina coverage that won The Sun Herald of Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss., another former employer, a Pulitzer Prize. Lacour is single and lives in NoDa.

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