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July 29, 2014, No comments

In North Carolina, multiple federal challenges to the state’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Amendment One, are working their way through the courts.

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Asheville public housing overhaul gets approval, despite confusion and questions

July 24, 2014, No comments

The governing board of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville approves a controversial management switch, despite a statement that it wasn't v ...


Asheville public housing agency, residents facing unprecedented overhaul

June 24, 2014, Comments Off

Asheville’s housing authority is the only agency in Western North Carolina approved for a new federal program that will change the management and fu ...

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Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths

May 29, 2014, Comments Off

In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slig ...

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    Lack of funds continues to limit NC abortion clinic inspections
    April 9, 2014, Comments Off

    In its latest update for legislators, the NC Department of Health and Human Services stresses shortages preventing it from hiring new personnel to perform more frequent inspections. Meanwhile, the timeline for enacting new abortion regulati ...