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March 31, 2015, No comments

In response to a Carolina Public Press records request, the board has disclosed backroom conversations covering real estate negotiations, public records requests and legal disputes.

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 f ...

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Closed session minutes from WNC’s boards of commissioners

March 15, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.

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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    Understand the law: The Wilderness Act
    February 4, 2015, No comments

    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 ...