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The IRS Form 990, a public record that is filed on an annual basis, is a vital tool for researching the operations and finances of nonprofit groups. The form notes at the top that it is "open to public inspection."
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October 21, 2014, No comments

On the cusp of Carolina Public Press’ new Nonprofit Disclosures workshops, here’s how to find key information on local organizations that get government money, including the top recipients of Buncombe’s recent round of community grants.

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Documents reveal financial, professional ties of WNC state legislators and challengers

October 14, 2014, No comments

Statements of Economic Interest, which must be filed yearly, offer a wealth of data on personal stakes that could sway public policy decisions in Nort ...

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NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, 1 Comment

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

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Cherokee County evidence investigations revealed as sheriff campaign escalates

August 27, 2014, Comments Off

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, ...