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Asbestos at the VA Medical Center
September 17, 2014, No comments

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

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Appointments made to NC Academic Standards Review Commission; none are from WNC

September 17, 2014, No comments

The N.C. Department of Administration announced the 11 members of the Academic Standards Review Commission on Tuesday and provided notice of its inaug ...

Topics of opinion requests to State Ethics Commission

NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, No comments

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

Fracking public hearing featured

Fracking brings few jobs, major destruction, mountain residents tell NC energy commission

September 16, 2014, 1 Comment

In the fourth and final public hearing on North Carolina's fracking-related rules, mountain residents largely decried the proposed rules, expressing c ...

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    ‘Peace Rally’ focuses on Asheville, not Ferguson
    September 2, 2014, Comments Off

    About 150 people attended the Peace Rally, held last Saturday at downtown Asheville's Triangle Park, expecting to take a stand against racism and stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo. They were, instead, greeted with a block party and fish ...

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    Location of WNC fracking hearing changed
    August 29, 2014, Comments Off

    A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.