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2:51 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Quiet at the Climatic Data Center

NCDC essential employee sits in empty cafeteria.

While Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement to reopen the federal  government, it was another unusually quiet day today at the world's largest active archive of weather data.  The partial shutdown of the federal government,  which  began the first of October, has left  the  National Climatic Data Center in Asheville  with a skeleton crew.     David Hurand stopped by the Federal Building along Patton Avenue to visit with  an essential employee at the Center. 

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4:52 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Asheville City Council Candidate Forum Tonight

The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will hold an Asheville City Council candidate forum tonight at 6 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. Tonight's forum moderator is WCQS News Director David Hurand.

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11:15 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Manheimer Big Winner in Asheville Mayoral Primary

Asheville Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer was an easy winner in Tuesday's Mayoral Primary election. Unofficial results show that only 9% of the  city's 67,676 registered voters cast  ballots. 

David Hurand reports.

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Politics
2:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Asheville Mayoral Candidates Meet

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

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Politics
11:20 am
Fri September 13, 2013

New Audits of APD Evidence Room Released

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

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Politics
6:01 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Moral Monday Protest Comes to Asheville

David Hurand talks with the Reverend William Barber.

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.....

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5:56 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Moral Monday Protest Comes to Asheville

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.....

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6:10 am
Thu July 18, 2013

District Elections Maybe in Asheville's Future

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. 

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5:14 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Waynesville Annexation of Lake Junaluska On Hold

 Audio FileDavid Hurand speaks with Lake Junaluska Conference Center CEO Jack Ewing and Waynesville Town Manager Marcy Oniea about annexation plan.Edit | Remove

A  plan for the Town of  Waynesville to annex Lake Junaluska is hung up in the North Carolina General Assembly.

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4:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

NC SENATE PASSES SWEEPING ABORTION RESTRICTIONS

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.

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