Nicole's hard work means she’s often in the news. Below are select media stories highlighting her positions and how she’s focused on building Raleigh’s future.


raleigh issues and council coverage

Sep 11, 2019: Meeting moves big plans for Dorothea Dix Park one step closer, WRAL

May 17, 2019: Debate grows on whether Raleigh residents should be allowed to use their homes as Airbnbs, CBS 17

May 15, 2019: Raleigh police to change body camera policy following fatal officer-involved shooting, CBS 17

Feb. 19, 2019: After Spiking Projects, Some Raleigh Council Members Are Having Second Thoughts, INDY Week

Feb. 6, 2019: The Raleigh City Council Finally Passes Its ADU Ordinance … Except Not Really, INDY Week

Feb. 6, 2019: Raleigh finally OKs rules for backyard cottages. Sorta., News & Observer

Feb. 5, 2019: After Years of Gridlock, the Raleigh City Council Will Probably Pass an ADU Ordinance Tonight, INDY Week

Jan. 21, 2019: Raleigh Council Member Stef Mendell Organizing Meeting on Oxford Road Sidewalk, Petition Process, INDY Week

Jan. 17, 2019: Raleigh closer to Airbnb rules, but will City Council allow whole-house rentals?, News & Observer

Jan. 16, 2019: Raleigh Spent Five Years and Thousands of Dollars Working on a Sidewalk. Then a Few Complaints Killed It., INDY Week

Jan. 15, 2019: Most Raleigh Council Members Are Still Terrified of Whole-House Airbnb Rentals for Some Reason, INDY Week

Jan. 9, 2019: Raleigh City Council Complains the ADU Ordinance Is Taking Too Long, Delays Taking Action for Two Weeks, INDY Week

Jan. 7, 2019: Bird Will Charge Raleigh Residents an Extra $2 to Ride a Scooter, Blames the City Council, INDY Week

Jan. 2, 2019: Letter to the Editor, News & Observer

Dec. 21, 2018: Why Raleigh canceled a planned talk on gentrification in the city, News & Observer

Nov. 6, 2018: Raleigh leaders hike electric scooter fees to $300 each for companies involved, CBS 17

Oct. 16, 2018: Raleigh City Council Moves Forward With Electric Scooter Agreement, INDY Week

Oct. 10, 2018: A Company Wants to Put Free Wayfinding Kiosks in Downtown Raleigh. Why Won’t the City Council Say Yes?, INDY Week

Oct. 1, 2018: Why Does the Raleigh City Council Seem So Scared of Mobile Retail?, INDY Week

Sept. 4, 2018: Survey reveals many want electric scooters in Raleigh, but rules are needed, CBS 17

Aug. 29, 2018: This Summer, Bird Scooters Suddenly Appeared in Raleigh. This Fall, the City Could Regulate Them Into Extinction, INDY Week

June 27, 2018: Changes to Downtown Raleigh Sidewalk Rules Upset Business Owners, CBS 17

June 11, 2018: Raleigh Approves $971 Million Budget With Tax and Fee Increases, The News & Observer

April 6, 2018: Would You Want to Live Next to a Rooftop Bar? Plan Riles Raleigh Neighbors. The News & Observer

Dec. 1, 2017: Women Are Half the Population. Now They're Half the Raleigh City Council, Too. The News & Observer


election Coverage

March 11, 2019: Raleigh City Council member announces re-election bid, The News & Observer

Oct. 20, 2017: In Raleigh Elections, Big Money Doesn’t Always Mean a Big Win, The News & Observer

Oct. 12, 2017: Third-Place Finisher Concedes Raleigh City Council Race, Securing a Win for a Democrat, The News & Observer

Sept. 20, 2017: The INDY Endorses Russ Stephenson and Nicole Stewart for the Raleigh City Council At-Large Seat, INDY Week

Sept. 20, 2017: INDY Week Candidate Questionnaire, INDY Week

May 9, 2017: Raleigh Gets 3rd At-Large Council Candidate, The News & Observer

May 9, 2017: With Charles Meeker’s Blessing, N.C. Conservation Network Development Director Nicole Stewart Announces Bid for Raleigh City Council, INDY Week