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An Asheville police officer asks protestor John Penley and others to quiet down their demonstrations outside the Asheville City Building after some started banging five-gallon buckets with spoons, playing instruments and chanting against the BID. Penley disputed the request, stating the square in front of city hall is a designated 24-hour free speech zone. “That’s what the First Amendment is about is disturbing people,” Penley said. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
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April 8, 2015, No comments

Buncombe County law enforcement report that complaints have remained steady or declined in recent years. But in the city of Asheville, it’s unclear whether the city even tracks residents’ complaints or how many have been investigated.

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Watauga commissioners release recent closed sessions minutes

March 31, 2015, No comments

In response to a Carolina Public Press records request, the board has disclosed backroom conversations covering real estate negotiations, public recor ...

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Jackson commissioners adopt new closed session policy

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 f ...

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 ...

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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 ...