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Prostitution legalized in High Point

Prostitution legalized in High Point

The city of High Point will soon draw working women from all over the world for two weeks every spring and fall.

by Fakir Hassamadupis

Daunted by declining industry, rising crime rates and the attendant stresses on its police force, increasing joblessness and an overall grim economic outlook, High Point officials last week passed emergency legislation that legalized the world’s oldest profession — for four weeks out of the year. The High Point City Council voted 6-3 to repeal the state’s longstanding law making prostitution illegal, with one caveat: The law only goes into effect during the biannual High Point International Furniture Market, which occurs for two weeks every spring and fall. “To be honest, the Las

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