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February 5, 2013, Comments Off

Equal pay for equal work is still a dream for many women across the state and region. Inside: A look at the gap and where, in WNC, it appears to be the most narrow.

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WNC Healthy Impact surveying health of region’s citizens

June 14, 2012, 1 Comment

WNC Healthy Impact is an initiative among the 16 local health departments and nonprofit hospitals in the region that is gauging Western North Carolina ...

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WNC legislators talk politics as NC budget goes to Senate

June 1, 2012, Comments Off

The North Carolina House approved a $20.3 billion state budget late Wednesday, but the dust has yet to settle. We check in with WNC's House representa ...

Elaine Riddick, one of the 132 confirmed victims of the state’s forced-sterilization program, speaks Tuesday afternoon to a Raleigh legislative committee considering a bill that, if passed, would compensate each confirmed victim with $50,000. Stephanie Soucheray/Carolina Public Press

House committee approves compensation plan for eugenics victims

May 23, 2012, Comments Off

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday pushed forward a bill introduced last week that would give each living, confirmed victim of North Carolina’ ...

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    Mission Health’s operating guidelines unchanged, for now
    April 20, 2012, Comments Off

    Legislative debate on Mission Health's operating agreement fizzled Thursday. A committee charged with studying the state's sixth largest health system's operations abandoned previous suggestions to say more study is needed. Both Mission and ...

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    Mission Health launches website to gather COPA opposition
    April 18, 2012, Comments Off

    Launched on Feb. 23, is billed as a site that gives the citizens of Western North Carolina a one-stop shop for health facts and figures for the region. But it’s also enabled the hospital system to start a grassroots ...