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Topics of opinion requests to State Ethics Commission
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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 shows a bipartisan effort that’s constrained by a lack of resources, strict confidentiality rules and limited enforcement powers, and stretched by ever-expanding mandates.

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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, ...

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North Carolina’s right to know shifts as legislature changes disclosure laws

August 13, 2014, Comments Off

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew o ...

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DOCUMENT: FBI audit of Asheville Police Department’s IT security released

July 15, 2014, Comments Off

While finding the APD in compliance with most of the criteria for a national criminal-information network, the bureau, in a newly published review fro ...