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Rita Thompson Swords, 73, was sterilized by the state when she was a 21-year-old unwed mother.  John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer
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January 21, 2015, No comments

Advocates for North Carolina’s eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligible for compensation.

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Raleigh Report: WNC senators gain key NCGA leadership jobs

January 20, 2015, No comments

And, in case you missed it, the biggest story out of last week’s opening day of the 2015 N.C. General Assembly session was a set of definitive state ...

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Asheville, Robbinsville child-care facilities earn ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ designations

January 12, 2015, No comments

The N.C. Division of Public Health launched its first North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations recently, awarding the distinction ...

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12 months of disclosures: What Carolina Public Press revealed in 2014

December 18, 2014, Comments Off

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press' investigative rep ...

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    NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...

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    Enterovirus D68 confirmed in 6 NC patients
    September 23, 2014, Comments Off

    The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six patients from North Carolina.

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    Asbestos at VA Medical Center
    September 17, 2014, Comments Off

    A News 13 investigation of asbestos at Asheville's VA Medical Center uncovers critical information left out of reports to federal safety inspectors.