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April 14, 2015, No comments

If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.

An Asheville police officer asks protestor John Penley and others to quiet down their demonstrations outside the Asheville City Building after some started banging five-gallon buckets with spoons, playing instruments and chanting against the BID. Penley disputed the request, stating the square in front of city hall is a designated 24-hour free speech zone. “That’s what the First Amendment is about is disturbing people,” Penley said. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Complaints, investigations into Buncombe, Asheville law enforcement a moving target

April 8, 2015, No comments

Buncombe County law enforcement report that complaints have remained steady or declined in recent years. But in the city of Asheville, it's unclear wh ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo

Raleigh Report: Updated county-by-county, town sales tax plan analysis pinpoints WNC losses, gains

March 31, 2015, No comments

One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showin ...

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More rural WNC would win in new NC sales tax plan as Buncombe, Watauga lose millions

March 27, 2015, No comments

In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that w ...