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How Steve Schewel put muscle into Durham’s “weak mayor” system

Durham’s mayor doesn’t have a lot of formal power. But that hasn’t slowed Mayor Steve Schewel from taking bold action to respond to the coronavirus.

Staff writer Ben Leonard explored the moment when Schewel decided to act, why he has generally earned support for his actions, and how he stacks up compared with previous Durham mayors. You can read Ben’s story here.

Photographs by Henry Haggart | The 9th Street Journal