Early voting is underway for the October 8th Asheville mayoral primary. Three names are on the ballot. Attorney and Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer, retired Asheville Risk Manager, John Miall, and waiter and community activist, Martin Ramsey. This week the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum at the Chamber of Commerce. More than 120 people came to hear the candidates declare their positions on issues ranging from taxes and services, economic development, and affordable housing. The Forum moderator was David Hurand. A slightly edited portion of the forum maybe heard b
The latest audit of the recently restructured Asheville Police Department Evidence Room has been released. Carollina Public Press Editor Jon Elliston says the Department has changed the way it handles evidence, including drugs, guns and money. He spoke with David Hurand
The leader of the Moral Monday Protest movement in Raleigh and the President of the North Carolina NAACP was in Asheville today where he announced the NAACP will file a law suit to block recently adopted election laws passed by the General Assembly. David Hurand has more.....
The President of North Carolina NAACP Rev. William Barber and the leader of the Moral Monday Protests in Raleigh came to Asheville today and announced the civil rights organization will sue to block new voter rules recently passed by the General Assembly. David Hurand has more.....
A significant change maybe in store for Asheville voters. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about a bill being considered by state lawmakers in Raleigh that would impose district elections for seats on Asheville City Council.
In a move supporters claim will reduce the number of abortions in the state and opponents claim will further restrict access to women's health care clinics, the State Senate has passed new restrictions on clinics that provide abortion services. David Hurand spoke with the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Health System, Dr. Donna Burkett about the bill which is now on its way to the State House.
Western North Carolina advocates for gay rights and the right to marry are hailing today's Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, Reverend Jasmine Beach-Ferrara says the ruling is a big step forward but much work remains to be done in North Carolina. She spoke with David Hurand
The 2013 Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book finds that children in the U.S. continue to make gains in education and health, despite the growing number of children who live in poverty. David Hurand spoke with Laura Speer about the well being of children living in North Carolina.