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Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
August 20, 2014, No comments

Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, if not next year.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: NC lawmakers poised to do … something

August 18, 2014, No comments

As the NC General Assembly's short session continues, debates over teaching assistant pay, local option sales tax changes and regulating crowdfunding ...

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

NC enviro officials: Duke must submit Asheville coal ash plan by Nov. 15

August 14, 2014, No comments

North Carolina’s environmental agency asked Duke Energy on Wednesday to submit plans for removing coal ash from four high-priority power plants, inc ...

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North Carolina’s right to know shifts as legislature changes disclosure laws

August 13, 2014, No comments

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew o ...

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    NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon
    August 12, 2014, 1 Comment

    State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samples from seven WNC counties as soon as September. Plus: CPP wants to know what this story ...

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    Bolton Super PAC targets NC Senate race
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton announced on Monday his Super PAC's intention initially to focus its independent expenditures in the states of Arkansas, New Hampshire and North Carolina for the 2014 midterm elections.

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    WNC Transportation: Haywood County
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Haywood County (including Canton, Clyde, Maggie Valley and Waynesville).

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    Voters focus of Mountain Moral Monday
    August 5, 2014, Comments Off

    As many as 5,000 people came to Pack Square Park in Asheville on Monday for a protest against what they consider radical policies of the GOP-controlled North Carolina legislature.