WilliamsDemonstration

Time of tension

On July 2, an APD officer shot and killed Jerry Williams. What’s known, what isn’t and what’s behind the public…

Skyline of downtown Asheville, looking toward the Flat Iron building. Photo by Max Cooper.

Thank you for your patience

Coverage is temporarily delayed due to an injury and trip to see a family member. Thank you, readers, for your…

SUVArt

Back to the fire

The controversial company managing Asheville’s bus system almost gets another three years, as a process falls out amid withheld information,…

DistrictElection

Carved

A state legislator’s trying to drastically gerrymander Asheville’s city elections. Here’s why that push matters, and where it comes from…

Time of tension

WilliamsDemonstration

On July 2, an APD officer shot and killed Jerry Williams. What’s known, what isn’t and what’s behind the public reaction that followed Above: Demonstrators embrace during a July 9 march through downtown. Photo by Micah Mackenzie On July 2, around 7:12 p.m., Asheville Police…

Thank you for your patience

Skyline of downtown Asheville, looking toward the Flat Iron building. Photo by Max Cooper.

Coverage is temporarily delayed due to an injury and trip to see a family member. Thank you, readers, for your continuing patience and support Above: Downtown Asheville by night. Photo by Max Cooper. Hello, Blade readers. I want to thank you all for your patience…

Back to the fire

SUVArt

The controversial company managing Asheville’s bus system almost gets another three years, as a process falls out amid withheld information, major questions, dueling committees and ongoing problems Above: the aging SUV used to ferry transit passengers when the system runs out of buses due to…

Carved

DistrictElection

A state legislator’s trying to drastically gerrymander Asheville’s city elections. Here’s why that push matters, and where it comes from Above: A list of census blocks making up the proposed Council districts in state legislation that would force Asheville to switch to a district system.…

Transicorps!

Terpsicorps

Terpsicorps is mounting a production centered on trans people — without their involvement or aid. Here’s the problem with that, and a satirical counter-suggestion Above: the marquee for Terpsicorps’ Transform production on Biltmore Avenue Recently, controversy erupted over Terpsicorps announcing a production centered around the…

Shut out

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For months, the Asheville Busker’s Collective has tried to deal with city staff in good faith to find common ground. But the latest busking proposal is more restrictive than ever, and will hurt our local culture and livelihoods Above: The Stillwater Hobos performing in a…

A fight against deportation

ReynosoRally

Local Elmer Reynoso faces deportation as ICE increases raids on families and communities. Now, locals are rallying to get him back with his family Above: Bruno Hinojosa speaks at a June 20 press conference and rally in front of the federal building in downtown Asheville,…

Paying the piper

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Council votes, reluctantly, for a developer’s relocation deal and sets the stage for some upcoming conflicts over transit, elections and more Above: Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler. File photo by Max Cooper. One of the biggest votes of the year passed without much remark in Asheville City…

Behind the boards

DowntownbyNight

Asheville’s boards and commissions have a lot of power and shape the whole city. But despite increased interest, they remain whiter, wealthier and more male than the city they represent Above: City Hall by night, photo by Max Cooper This is a collaborative project between the Blade…

Budget breakdown

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The city of Asheville is set to pass a $161 million budget. Here’s what’s in it — and just as important — what isn’t It’s that time of year again, as Asheville City Council will, next week, vote to pass an annual budget, specifically $161…

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