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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
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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 whether the city even tracks residents’ complaints or how many have been investigated.

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McCrory releases NC budget proposal, details employee pay plans

March 6, 2015, No comments

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, McCrory said the $21.5 billion plan was aimed at finding efficiencies within state government.

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic

Asheville power plant included as Duke Energy proposes criminal charge settlement

February 24, 2015, No comments

The indictments do not spell out the exact violations, but an environmental attorney who has sued the company over problems at the Asheville plant sai ...

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Asheville City Council to vote on ‘covert surveillance equipment’ for police

February 23, 2015, No comments

At its Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting, the council is slated to consider using state drug-seizure funds for the gear, which is described in a city staff rep ...