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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
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March 2, 2015, No comments

RALEIGH — After two weeks of skeleton sessions and cancelled committee hearings, the N.C. General Assembly returns to a somewhat normal schedule in a slightly less-slushy capital. Budget hearings start […]

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NC enviro officials: Duke cited for coal-ash related groundwater contamination in Asheville

February 27, 2015, No comments

According to a press release, state environmental officials have sent Duke Energy a notice of violation and intent to enforce for groundwater contamin ...

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Newsmakers: The Best & Worst of WNC’s Open Government

February 27, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press's next Newsmakers forum will feature journalists and open government advocates discussing best practices -- and challenges -- to ...

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic

Asheville power plant included as Duke Energy proposes criminal charge settlement

February 24, 2015, No comments

The indictments do not spell out the exact violations, but an environmental attorney who has sued the company over problems at the Asheville plant sai ...

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    Raleigh Report: Blizzard of numbers hits NC legislature
    February 16, 2015, Comments Off

    As of Monday morning, there is no word yet if the legislative session and the next round of state budget discussions will be delayed due to inclement weather. Still, the deluge of numbers seen in Raleigh last week is expected to continue, p ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Appropriations committees launch state budget talks
    February 9, 2015, Comments Off

    As committees begin working on the state spending plan, WNC legislators file bills, debate redistricting and we see a former state representative from Asheville elected to head the North Carolina Democratic Party.