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March 26, 2015

Prompted by Carolina Public Press’s recent investigation into closed sessions, Jackson County commissioners will now regularly review closed minutes for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year’s closed sessions held to discuss real estate lawsuits in the county.

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While tensions rise between the governor and state legislators, bills regarding NC vaccination exemptions and school calendars for systems throughout Western North Carolina are introduced.

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Carolina Public Press’s Newsmakers forum in Sylva on March 20 drew dozens of people to the nonpartisan event, which focused on open government challenges and success across the region and state.

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Here is how the NC House and Senate voted on legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking.

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Efforts spreading through the state legislature in recent weeks raised a theme that local officials in Buncombe and Watauga counties may know all too well: a legislature-mandated change to the structure of local government.

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