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August 13, 2014, No comments

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew of new state legislation addressed that question.

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Asheville forum spotlights law enforcement’s use of force policies

August 9, 2014, 1 Comment

Asheville Police Chief William Anderson and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke at length at the forum on how law enforcement should and should n ...

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Advocates: 4th Circuit ruling paves way for end to NC’s Amendment One

July 29, 2014, Comments Off

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, Comments Off

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 ...

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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 slightly better in Buncombe County, with African-American infants twice as likely to die befor ...