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Topics of opinion requests to State Ethics Commission
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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 shows a bipartisan effort that’s constrained by a lack of resources, strict confidentiality rules and limited enforcement powers, and stretched by ever-expanding mandates.

June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties

August 20, 2014, Comments Off

New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- argu ...

May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

WNC unemployment inches up in May

July 3, 2014, Comments Off

A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous mon ...

Jordan Soucek featured

Last year, it was Asheville. This year, it’s Boone.

June 27, 2014, Comments Off

For the second year in a row, state legislators have removed the planning and zoning authority of a mountain town over its adjacent properties. The mo ...

  • Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press
    Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths
    May 29, 2014, Comments Off

    In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slightly better in Buncombe County, with African-American infants twice as likely to die befor ...

  • Yancey County Courthouse, taken August 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press
    Inside WNC: Yancey County
    April 29, 2014, Comments Off

    This is your guide to Burnsville and Yancey County's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, jobs, housing, education and more.

  • Watauga County Courthouse, pictured in September 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press
    Inside WNC: Watauga County
    April 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Inside WNC is a permanent feature from Carolina Public Press that profiles each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. This is your guide, including direct links, to elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus informati ...

  • Transylvania County, N.C., map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, via Wikipedia
    Inside WNC: Transylvania County
    April 25, 2014, Comments Off

    Inside WNC is a permanent feature from Carolina Public Press that profiles each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. This is your guide, including direct links, to elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus informati ...