Anyone living in Kings Cross during the heroin "boom" of the late 1990s found it almost impossible to not stumble across the often distressing impact of addiction.
Sean Nicholls is the State Political Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.
There is a fresh fight over electricity companies being partially privatised, in a potential blow to the $10 billion transaction.
Mike Baird is spending his political capital like a drunk in a casino exempt from the lockout laws
The new owners of the property say they were 'gagged' when they raised suspicions about a mass greyhound grave.
Investigators say it is probable at least 99 greyhounds were killed and buried in a mass grave because they were "underperforming".
The selection of a replacement for the late Greens MP John Kaye in the NSW Upper House is descending into a nasty internal fight.
Richard Capuano and Pauline Lockie didn't know each other before Australia's largest road project, the $16.8 billion WestConnex, threw them together for the worst of reasons.
A mass closure of NSW greyhound tracks was being considered by the industry well before the Baird government's decision.
The Premier has has vowed not to change his mind on the greyhound ban, even following consultations.
There is more than one industry you could argue has lost its "social licence" to operate.