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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Asheville receives high marks from federal inspectors and patients alike, but Western North Carolina is not immune from the types of crimes surrounding veterans’ health care, newly released documents show.

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Carolina Public Press will hold its next Newsmakers event, a nonpartisan conversation series on top Western North Carolina interests and issues, about the ownership of the region’s water. It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6-7 p.m. at Fletcher Town Hall.

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With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.

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The motions drew sharp responses from Duke and environmental advocates who have come to cleanup terms on three of the plants.

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The figure represents a compromise between earlier spending proposals set by the two chambers and Gov. Pat McCrory. Overall, the figure also increased spending by 3.1 percent, more than the governor and the Senate proposed and almost two percent lower than the original House plan.

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