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Jackson County closed session 2014
March 26, 2015, No comments

Prompted by Carolina Public Press’s recent investigation into closed sessions, Jackson County commissioners will now regularly review closed minutes for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year’s closed sessions held to discuss real estate lawsuits in the county.

Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, listens during a recent meeting of the House Environment Committee. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Disagreements simmer between governor, legislature

March 23, 2015, No comments

While tensions rise between the governor and state legislators, bills regarding NC vaccination exemptions and school calendars for systems throughout ...

Open Government, Sylva. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

Newsmakers video: The Best & Worst of WNC Open Government

March 23, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press's Newsmakers forum in Sylva on March 20 drew dozens of people to the nonpartisan event, which focused on open government challen ...

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

Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on fracking emissions bill

March 17, 2015, No comments

Here is how the NC House and Senate voted on legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for frackin ...

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    Newsmakers: The Best & Worst of WNC’s Open Government
    March 13, 2015, No comments

    Carolina Public Press's next Newsmakers forum will feature journalists and open government advocates discussing best practices -- and challenges -- to local governments. The forum will also follow an in-depth and investigative reporting pro ...