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April 23, 2015, No comments

At the meeting of Asheville City Council’s Housing and Community Development Committee, city staff asserted that even under the most optimistic scenario, current policies could hope to address only half the need for new affordable housing projected by a recent study.

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 ...

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Forest Lookouts: The inextricable — but controversial — ties among WNC economies and the national forests

April 17, 2015, No comments

The remanagement of Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will have decades-long environmental impact on North Carolina's largest block of public land ...

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 ...

  • Jackson County closed session 2014
    Jackson commissioners adopt new closed session policy
    March 26, 2015, No comments

    Prompted by Carolina Public Press's recent investigation into closed sessions, Jackson County commissioners will now regularly review closed minutes for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year ...