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November 5, 2014, Comments Off

Even as some heated disputes played out in yesterday’s election, 15 of 18 Western North Carolina counties will keep their top law officer in place.

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Asheville police officer exposes new problems with evidence room

October 27, 2014, Comments Off

A police lieutenant is speaking out about what he says are new problems with the Asheville Police Department's controversial evidence room.

APD Chief William Anderson announces the hiring of a new evidence-room manager. Anderson says he now knows who was responsible for the APD's missing items, but won't say more until the investigation is complete. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

Asheville police officers file petition calling for chief’s resignation

October 17, 2014, Comments Off

Forty-four officers signed the petition, which outlined why the department's leadership is not working and how it's creating a public safety hazard.

Topics of opinion requests to State Ethics Commission

NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, 1 Comment

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

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    NC has a final budget proposal. What does it mean for WNC?
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending -- including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.