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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 lands. But it will also have tremendous impacts on the economies of surrounding towns and counties. A look at the debate over how those changes may play out.

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 ...

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Get essential tools in the pursuit of public information at Full Disclosure

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 Marc ...

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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 ...

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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 ...