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February 27, 2015, No comments

In honor of Sunshine Week, Carolina Public Press will hold its Full Disclosure training seminar on understanding and using public records laws on March 20. The training is for working journalists, students, policymakers, public officials and community members interested in understanding state and federal public records laws.

Covert surveillance budget ammendment

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 ...

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Inside the National Forests: A CPP webinar on understanding, reporting about NC’s public forests

February 20, 2015, No comments

This webinar from Carolina Public Press is for journalists, students, lawmakers, policy officials and community members interested in learning more ab ...

Stock ice window

Asheville homeless shelters issue ‘Code Purple,’ extend services

February 18, 2015, No comments

In response to anticipated wintry weather, shelters in Asheville will offer emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing h ...

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    Understand the law: The Wilderness Act
    February 4, 2015, Comments Off

    Wilderness areas in Western North Carolina are a point of debate in the Pisgah and Nantahala national forest remanagement process. Here, we offer a short explanation of the law, how it may impact WNC's wild places and views about its releva ...