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A Lefty Leads With His Right 

A look at Sanders' proposed Community and Economic Development Office — and the opposition to it — as it nears a city council vote.

This article was republished in the Seven Days online archive with permission from the owner of Vanguard Press, a free weekly in circulation 1978-1990.
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    • May 29, 1983
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