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Jackson County closed session 2014
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 for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year’s closed sessions held to discuss real estate lawsuits in the county.

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 ...


Cooper: NC public officials too secretive with records

March 17, 2015, No comments

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday that elected officials must accurately complete ethical disclosure forms, and he said state policies char ...

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Govt. behind closed doors: Investigation shows hundreds of secretive WNC county meetings, with few details released

March 15, 2015, No comments

A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.

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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 ...

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    After Tuesday’s SOTU, WNC Republicans issue critiques
    January 21, 2015, No comments

    Republican U.S. House and Senate legislators issued a bevy of statements following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Lawmakers representing Western North Carolina were no different -- though they interspersed t ...