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October 27, 2014, No comments

In spending on judicial candidates, candidates for four seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court have been the only source of TV spending this fall. So far, spending has reached nearly $1.7 million.

The IRS Form 990, a public record that is filed on an annual basis, is a vital tool for researching the operations and finances of nonprofit groups. The form notes at the top that it is "open to public inspection."

Public records on nonprofits: Review of groups funded by Buncombe County highlights disclosure laws

October 21, 2014, No comments

On the cusp of Carolina Public Press’ new Nonprofit Disclosures workshops, here’s how to find key information on local organizations that get gove ...

Watauga County Board of Elections member Kathleen Campbell, standing at the podium, makes her case Tuesday at a N.C. State Board of Elections hearing in Raleigh last September. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

UPDATED: State appeals. Following court case, state elections board to set new ASU early voting site

October 14, 2014, Comments Off

The court decision is the latest development in Watauga County’s long-running dispute over voting rules in Watauga County, home to Appalachian State ...

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Documents reveal financial, professional ties of WNC state legislators and challengers

October 14, 2014, Comments Off

Statements of Economic Interest, which must be filed yearly, offer a wealth of data on personal stakes that could sway public policy decisions in Nort ...

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    NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate on Thursday
    September 29, 2014, Comments Off

    The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Thursday, Oct. 2.

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    Meadows’s Federal Agency Accountability bill passes House
    September 18, 2014, Comments Off

    On Tuesday evening, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), passed the House unanimously, according to information provided by Meadows's office.