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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 ...

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

December 8, 2014, No comments

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 ...

  • We obtained and published a huge trove of documents that detailed the assets and connections of mountain-area legislators and their challengers in November’s election.
    TV ad spending in judicial elections surpasses $9.1M
    October 27, 2014, Comments Off

    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.