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Here’s what’s happening now:

Gas lines are long. The Colonial Pipeline, a network that provides the Southeast with gasoline (among other things), was shut down because of a ransomware attack. [Axios]

⛽ How to find gas: GasBuddy could give you some leads on availability, search by city or town.

Correction: Tuesday's newsletter misstated the status of Pfizer vaccine eligibility for 12-15-year-old children as of Tuesday morning. At the time, the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for that age group, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee had not yet approved it. The CDC committee approved the expansion Wednesday. I apologize for the error.

🗓️ Wake County timeline for 12-15-year-olds vaccine eligibility: "Once all approvals are obtained, the Wake County team will re-evaluate preparations to vaccinate this age group and ensure those plans are in alignment with federal and state guidance," a release said Tuesday.

"Parents should be able to make appointments or walk into any of our Pfizer clinics the day after the approval, likely Thursday. Currently, the two clinics administering Pfizer are the Wake County Public Health Center and the Wake County Human Services Center at Departure (Drive). Parents will be encouraged to schedule an appointment to help ensure wait times are minimal."
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What to know about TIGs now:
You may have heard of Tax Increment Grants in conversations about Downtown South. Developers are asking for the grant, a reimbursement of developer costs, for delivering certain community benefits. It's not a done deal.


🏗️ However, Raleigh City Council recently approved a policy for how the city would consider giving this type of grant to developers.

🏗️ INDY Week editor Jane Porter outlines the newly adopted policy -- and what it could mean for the city and affordable housing if negotiations with Downtown South developers result in a TIG. [INDY Week]

🏗️ But also: TIGs are also being considered as a funding tool to develop around the new bus rapid transit corridor, connecting Downtown Raleigh and Downtown Cary. [RaleighConvergence.com]

A movie filmed Tuesday in Downtown Raleigh, among other sites in North Carolina and LA. WRAL statehouse reporter Travis Fain got the confirmation that it's "The Evolution of Nate Gibson," and the reason the Tennessee flag was flown over the NC Capitol for a day. The movie reportedly includes Marcia Gay Harden, Diane Ladd and Charlie Rowe.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is bringing back live concerts to its outdoor Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park. The first two announced shows go on sale soon: Big Thief with Special Guest (Sept. 22 event, NCMA member tickets 10 a.m. today, nonmembers 10 a.m. Friday); Pink Martini featuring China Forbes (Oct. 31 event, NCMA member tickets 10 a.m. May 20, nonmembers 10 a.m. May 21).

Oakwood Pizza Box gets a mention in Food & Wine's list of best pizza in every state. [foodandwine.com] 🍕
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