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April 28, 2015, No comments

As the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians faces a growing controversy over how top officials are paid, records obtained by tribal members show how the matter could wind up in Tribal Court.

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Forest Service steps toward ‘more constructive dialogue’ about Pisgah, Nantahala

April 27, 2015, No comments

The U.S. Forest Service held a meeting last week that brought together three forest collaborative planning groups. "There was a hunger to move past th ...

An Asheville police officer asks protestor John Penley and others to quiet down their demonstrations outside the Asheville City Building after some started banging five-gallon buckets with spoons, playing instruments and chanting against the BID. Penley disputed the request, stating the square in front of city hall is a designated 24-hour free speech zone. “That’s what the First Amendment is about is disturbing people,” Penley said. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Complaints, investigations into Buncombe, Asheville law enforcement a moving target

April 8, 2015, No comments

Buncombe County law enforcement report that complaints have remained steady or declined in recent years. But in the city of Asheville, it's unclear wh ...

An empty hallway at the NC State Legislative Building. File photo, Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Sales tax debate continues as NC lawmakers go on spring break

April 7, 2015, No comments

Lawmakers aren't in Raleigh this week, but headlines are still grabbed by state sales tax proposals and local bills filed by WNC legislators proposing ...