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May 20, 2015, No comments

There appears to be no uptick in actual violations, according to data in the North Carolina State Ethics Commission’s latest annual report.

May 16, 2012 Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Asheville police records show steady decline, ongoing racial disparities in misconduct complaints

April 20, 2015, No comments

Newly obtained records from the Asheville Police Department show that complaints of misconduct by APD officers have steadily declined since 2008. They ...

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 ...

McCrory budget

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.