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The wheels roll

Transit comes under major scrutiny as activists push for an end to evening hour cuts, the box is banned, questions…

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

A downtown for the rest of us

The future of Asheville’s downtown is in the balance. It’s time to have a much broader discussion about what that…

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Power and the tower

A divided Council decides on a ‘McKibbon standard’ for new hotels, approving an overhaul of one of downtown’s most notorious buildings…

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Asheville, it’s time to talk about pay

Despite misinformation and outright lies, you have a legal right to talk about how much you’re paid. Given Asheville’s catastrophically…

The wheels roll

KeithYoung

Transit comes under major scrutiny as activists push for an end to evening hour cuts, the box is banned, questions are raised and, yes, another hotel comes before Council Above: Asheville City Council member Keith Young. File photo by Max Cooper. Welcome back, readers. After…

A downtown for the rest of us

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

The future of Asheville’s downtown is in the balance. It’s time to have a much broader discussion about what that future should look like Above: downtown Asheville by night. Photo by Max Cooper Downtown Asheville never really leaves the news. It’s not just the seat…

Power and the tower

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A divided Council decides on a ‘McKibbon standard’ for new hotels, approving an overhaul of one of downtown’s most notorious buildings Above: Council member Gordon Smith. File photo by Max Cooper. After the hibernation of the holidays, city politics sprang back to life again on Jan.…

Asheville, it’s time to talk about pay

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Despite misinformation and outright lies, you have a legal right to talk about how much you’re paid. Given Asheville’s catastrophically low wages, it’s time for this culture of silence to end Above: Tupelo Honey’s downtown location. Last year, following wage cuts for support staff at…

The Asheville Blade faces a new year

Fireworks outside City Hall. Photo by Bill Rhodes.

With the support of our readers, the Asheville Blade did a lot in 2015 and helped change our city for the better. We aim to do even more this year Above: Fireworks outside City Hall. Photo by Bill Rhodes As winter (finally) arrives, Ashevillians shake…

Thresholds

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Ashevillians speak out on what what they’re willing to take at Council’s last meeting of the year, and a time of conflict draws closer Above: Asheville City Council member Julie Mayfield. File photo by Max Cooper. When the new Asheville City Council first met on…

The road

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What’s the big deal about the I-26 project? It’s huge, incredibly controversial and could have major impacts — perhaps devastating ones – on Asheville for decades to come Above: This postcard of the Smokey Park Bridge from the 1960s shows sidewalks on both sides of the…

We can’t let this blow over

Locals protest outside Waking Life espresso. Photo by Max Cooper.

During the Waking Life protests, activists mobilized to fight misogyny and rape culture in our city. Here’s an inside look at what happened, and some important lessons Above: Protesters outside the closed Waking Life coffee shop in September. Photo by Max Cooper. In September, protests and…

Give the gift of journalism

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Rewards! Gift subscriptions! Journalism! All that and more as the Blade launches its winter fund drive so we can keep bringing you the independent journalism our city deserves Season’s greetings, readers. Since our founding last year, the Asheville Blade has brought in-depth journalism, hard-hitting investigations,…

The bigger picture

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A recently-unveiled collection of photos reveals a new look at black and working class Asheville in the 20th century, and adds a major chapter to the city’s history Above: Photo of an Asheville congregation. All photos from the Isaiah Rice collection, D.H. Ramsey UNCA Special Collection.…

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