Category: Government

Redistricting, Gerrymandering, and Power

Karen Oelschlaeger   By Karen Oelschlaeger “Let’s be candid: this is all about power.” Those were the words of Bob Orr, Executive Director of North Read more »

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Forced Sterilization Victims to be Compensated

by Johnnie Grant Almost 140 people from Buncombe County were victims of North Carolina’s Eugenics (forced sterilization) program. Now, nearly 40 years after the program Read more »

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The Scheduled Execution of Troy Davis

Troy Davis   by Moe White On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, US District Judge William T. Moore Jr. signed the death warrant for convicted murderer Read more »

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Meet City Council Candidates

Staff Reports The League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County will host candidates for Asheville City Council at a public Meet and Greet Read more »

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Obama Administration Offers Additional Mortgage Relief to Unemployed Homeowners

Staff reports The Obama Administration announced adjustments to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements that will require servicers to extend the forbearance period for unemployed homeowners Read more »

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Meet & Greet for City Council Candidates

The League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County will host candidates for Asheville City Council at a public Meet and Greet Tuesday, September Read more »

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The High Inquisitors of Gould, Arkansas

By Moe White On July 19 the New York Times’s Robbie Brown reported that the City Council in Gould, Arkansas, had adopted an ordinance the Read more »

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Help Plan NC’s Transportation Future

The NC DOT is asking for input to shape our state’s transportation planning for the future. To provide comments on the 2040 Long Range Transportation Read more »

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Legislators Work to Undercut NC Racial Justice Act

North Carolina Representatives Justin P. Burr (R-Montgomery), Sarah Stevens (R-Alleghany), Dan Ingle (R-Alamance), and Paul Stam (R-Wake) filed a bill in April to effectively eliminate Read more »

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Teachers Union to Hold Rally on State Budget

Staff reports The Western North Carolina Teachers Association will sponsor a Solidarity Rally from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 to inform the Read more »

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