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Permit? What permit? (access required)

Illegal construction has become a problem in China. In Beijing, property owners with courtyards have been digging basements to boost property values or rent out the added space. One such project recently caused neighboring homes and part of a road ...

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Better Homes’ longtime editor retiring (access required)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Better Homes and Gardens says longtime chief editor Gayle Butler, who helped expand the magazine’s scope and digital reach, is retiring. Meredith Corp., which owns the magazine, released a statement last week saying Butler will end ...

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Decaying factories transformed in Warsaw (access required)

WARSAW, Poland – The space once housed weapons and motorbike factories. Today, it is Warsaw’s Soho Factory, a hip new space of exhibitions, offices and restaurants. Taking inspiration from SoHo and the Meatpacking District in New York City, entrepreneur Rafal ...

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Bill would preserve possum drop (access required)

RALEIGH – Another proposed law designed to preserve a western North Carolina New Year’s Eve tradition involving a live, wild opossum is going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The General Assembly gave final approval Tuesday to a measure exempting opossums everywhere ...

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It’s only money (access required)

After bellyaching about the potentially high cost of an adverse ruling against the state involving the Map Act, the North Carolina Department of Transportation retained a stable of expensive private lawyers at the expense of taxpayers. According to attorneys for ...

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