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December 18, 2014, No comments

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press’ investigative reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.

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Asheville Citizen-Times sues for police videos of public events

December 16, 2014, No comments

Are the videos "criminal intelligence" records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they "training" records of a public gath ...

1033 program rifles

Military grants to WNC law agencies detailed in Defense Dept. release

December 8, 2014, Comments Off

New disclosures about the Pentagon's program for sharing surplus equipment with local law agencies reveal that at least 44 agencies in Western North C ...

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New Belgium grows WNC brewery — and political clout

December 1, 2014, Comments Off

Earlier this year, New Belgium Brewing took steps to form a political action committee. It is believed to be a first for brewers in the exponentially ...

  • Coal ash reuse meeting agenda
    NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash
    November 19, 2014, Comments Off

    A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are sufficient to protect public health and the environment, other options for reusing coal ash ...