Asheville Free Press

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  • Asheville, North Carolina

Protesters at Police Substation Groundbreaking Ceremony: “DEFUND AVLPD”

The City of Asheville held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 am on October 18th, 2021, for the new "Public Safety Station" that Gleeson Builders will construct at 316 Broadway Broadway Street. The new facility will contain a fire station, a relocated Emergency Operations Center, and - the subject of protesters'

"This is inhumane!"

We’re excited to unveil the very first Asheville Free Press political cartoon! Created by Crosson Nipper (@crossmaster_flash). The US military, who are not exactly renowned for their ethics, do not use chemical weapons in war. Asheville Police, on the other hand, see these weapons as essential “tools.”

“Land Back”: Activists tag Buncombe County Government Building on Indigenous People’s Day

Anonymous activists tagged a Buncombe County Government building early Monday morning, providing a message that runs counter to the typical "Columbus Day" rhetoric.

162 New COVID-19 Cases at Buncombe County Schools This Week; Transparency Policy Remains Unclear.

There have been 162 new positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff between the dates of September 1, 2021, and September 8, 2021.

Data: Mapping Police Violence in Asheville

In July, the Asheville Police Department released their quarterly "Use of Force" data. Our Data Editor, Elliot Patterson, has created two interactive visualizations with this data.

We're one month old! (And Launching a Merch Store!)

Merch StorePurchasing merchandise helps us cover the costs of running this publication and growing it to where we want to be. You can also support us on patreon to get deep discounts on new merch items as they become available! Become a Patron!Possum & Sunflowers Tee | $20This heather
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