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February 16, 2015, No comments

As of Monday morning, there is no word yet if the legislative session and the next round of state budget discussions will be delayed due to inclement weather. Still, the deluge of numbers seen in Raleigh last week is expected to continue, possibly through June.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Appropriations committees launch state budget talks

February 9, 2015, Comments Off

As committees begin working on the state spending plan, WNC legislators file bills, debate redistricting and we see a former state representative from ...

Gov. Pat McCrory speaks at the press conference in September 2014 held at the Asheville Regional Airport, about his 25-year transportation plan. Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press

In State of the State, McCrory spotlights statewide transportation, jobs aims

February 5, 2015, Comments Off

McCrory's State of the State address also included talk about two other top WNC issues -- a proposed new state crime lab and the historic preservation ...

Gov. Pat McCrory

Transcript: McCrory’s State of the State address

February 5, 2015, Comments Off

Read the full transcript of Gov. Pat McCrory's State of the State address, which he delivered on Wednesday, here.

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    McHenry, Meadows, Foxx vote to repeal Obamacare
    February 5, 2015, Comments Off

    With less than two weeks remaining in the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, House members from Western North Carolina voted to fully repeal the legislation which has provided coverage options for more than 9.9 million Amer ...

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    Understand the law: The Wilderness Act
    February 4, 2015, Comments Off

    Wilderness areas in Western North Carolina are a point of debate in the Pisgah and Nantahala national forest remanagement process. Here, we offer a short explanation of the law, how it may impact WNC's wild places and views about its releva ...