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  • Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Voters focus of Mountain Moral Monday
    August 5, 2014, Comments Off

    As many as 5,000 people came to Pack Square Park in Asheville on Monday for a protest against what they consider radical policies of the GOP-controlled North Carolina legislature.

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    NC has a final budget proposal. What does it mean for WNC?
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending -- including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.

  • The United States Capitol
    McHenry, Meadows, Foxx vote to sue Obama, pass VA reform
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    Three U.S. House members from Western North Carolina, all whom having cast dozens of votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act in recent years, approved a Republican measure Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama over the handling of one of ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: NC House, Senate agree on budget ‘framework’
    July 28, 2014, Comments Off

    State budget negotiators worked through the weekend following Saturday's announcement of a breakthrough that could bring the 2014 short legislative session to an end. The framework contains news details on teacher raises and cuts to Medicai ...

  • Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Town hall tackles education as Common Core repealed
    July 18, 2014, Comments Off

    Jamey Falkenbury, director of operations for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, traveled throughout Western North Carolina this week answering questions about Common Core standards, teacher pay and teacher tenure. Lawmakers, on Wednesday, rolled back Com ...

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    Financial disclosures show net worth of WNC’s congressional reps
    July 16, 2014, Comments Off

    Each year, members of both chambers are required by law to disclose the details of their assets and liabilities in an effort to deter perceptions of any conflict of interest. Inside: A Carolina Public Press analysis of at U.S. Reps. Foxx, M ...