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July 24, 2014, No comments

The governing board of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville approves a controversial management switch, despite a statement that it wasn’t voting on final approval.

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Raleigh Report: Last minute sales tax change draws fire

July 21, 2014, No comments

A hike in local sales taxes could go before the voters in November under a new plan that emerged last week in the state Senate. Meanwhile, budget talk ...

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WNC Transportation: Buncombe County

July 18, 2014, No comments

Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transpor ...

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

July 15, 2014, No comments

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 ...

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    UNCA, WCU improvements authorized by McCrory
    July 8, 2014, Comments Off

    Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Monday that authorizes approximately $376 million of improvements that will directly benefit students at six University of North Carolina institutions.

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    Raleigh Report: Behind-the-scenes budget, coal ash talks underway
    July 7, 2014, Comments Off

    This week, budget conferees take up teacher pay and the fate of more than 7,000 teaching assistants who would lose their jobs to cover the cost of a larger pay raise in the Senate plan. The House plans to meet in skeleton sessions all week, ...

  • May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC unemployment inches up in May
    July 3, 2014, Comments Off

    A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous month. Still, the region shows unemployment highs and lows, with its largest metro area posti ...