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Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. Photo courtesy of Max Cooper/
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October 2, 2014, No comments

Asheville faces difficulties in raising enough revenue to meet its challenges, but Mayor Esther Manheimer said she Wednesday that she believes that by making partnerships, pouring efforts into “innovation districts” and engaging in careful planning, the city can attract enough private investment to overcome them.

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NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate on Thursday

September 29, 2014, No comments

The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political ...

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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, ac ...

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NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, 1 Comment

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

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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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    Financial disclosures show net worth of WNC’s congressional reps
    July 16, 2014, Comments Off

    Each year, members of both chambers are required by law to disclose the details of their assets and liabilities in an effort to deter perceptions of any conflict of interest. Inside: A Carolina Public Press analysis of at U.S. Reps. Foxx, M ...