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Three fight night

Consultants sent in to solve police woes, controversial naming deal approved, Duke won’t shut down coal plant and more in…

RolltothePolls

A call to vote

We live in a flawed system with imperfect candidates. But exercising the right to vote is now more important than ever…

SECUPlaza

The name wars

As another piece of public space might be named after a private organization, Ashevillians are again set to debate exactly…

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The blind spot

Asheville’s diverse — if you’re white and cisgender. For trans people and many, many others, it’s a far harsher place…

Three fight night

Plaza

Consultants sent in to solve police woes, controversial naming deal approved, Duke won’t shut down coal plant and more in a packed, contentious evening for Asheville City Council Above: the future SECU plaza outside the Asheville Art Museum, considerably more serene than Tuesday night’s debate…

A call to vote

RolltothePolls

We live in a flawed system with imperfect candidates. But exercising the right to vote is now more important than ever Above: locals march to the West Asheville Library’s early voting site to cast their ballots as part of the Oct. 29 Roll to the Polls…

The name wars

SECUPlaza

As another piece of public space might be named after a private organization, Ashevillians are again set to debate exactly who gets to name what in our changing city Above: a rendering of the area in front of the Asheville Art Museum, which might be…

The blind spot

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Asheville’s diverse — if you’re white and cisgender. For trans people and many, many others, it’s a far harsher place Above: the Transgender Pride Flag. It may be awhile before this one hangs on City Hall. A few weeks ago I was sitting on a…

Policing the police

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Amid ongoing public controversy and internal divisions, an in-depth look at city government’s plan to overhaul the Asheville Police Department Recent weeks have seen a contentious struggle over the leadership of the Asheville Police Department, with a petition by 44 officers calling for four major…

The cracked pedestal

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From the Atlantic to Salon, national media and urbanists celebrate Asheville as an example — and draw all the wrong lessons Above: Fireworks over downtown Asheville. Photo by Bill Rhodes. Periodically, the national media will rediscover Asheville. Most commonly this consists in the jet set finding…

An interview with District Attorney candidate Ben Scales

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An in-depth interview with Ben Scales, independent candidate for District Attorney, about priorities, the role of law enforcement and more. District Attorney is arguably the most powerful single local elected position, overseeing prosecution and exercising a great deal of discretion over how the law is…

An interview with District Attorney candidate Todd Williams

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An in-depth interview with Todd Williams, Democratic candidate for District Attorney, about priorities, the role of law enforcement and more. District Attorney is arguably the most powerful single local elected position, overseeing prosecution and exercising a great deal of discretion over how the law is…

Redrawn

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Asheville City Council mulls affordable housing solutions, forms ‘innovation districts’ in three neighborhoods and continues its long contemplation of graffiti Above: the borders for the South Slope “innovation district” Asheville City Council passed Oct. 14 Some of the biggest news at Asheville City Council’s Oct.…

The march that roared

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A student who went to last month’s climate march with the Asheville contingent shares their thoughts about what happened and why it matters. Above: Marchers at the Sept. 21 People’s Climate March, which included a sizable Asheville contingent. Photo by Khaetlyn Grindell, used with permission.…

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