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Covert surveillance budget ammendment
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 report as “audio/video” equipment that would be used to secure evidence of drug trafficking and prostitution. The vote takes place during a period of mounting concerns about surveillance by law enforcement.

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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 sh ...


4-county housing needs assessment released

January 28, 2015, Comments Off

The report includes details on needs in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties, as well as in the city of Asheville.

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City of Asheville releases preliminary police department assessment

January 20, 2015, Comments Off

In response to an open records request, the City of Asheville on Friday released preliminary incomplete documents related to an ongoing assessment of ...

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    Asheville Citizen-Times sues for police videos of public events
    December 16, 2014, Comments Off

    Are the videos "criminal intelligence" records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they "training" records of a public gathering that should be released? A legal challenge by the newspaper could force some answers ...