Asheville Free Press

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  • Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville's 2022 Municipal Budget Proposal Includes More Than $1.6 Million Increase for APD.

The proposal includes an increase to the overall budget of approximately $16 million, a 7.5% increase from 2021-22.

The City of Asheville Denies All Park Ban Appeals for Aston Park Defendants

All appeals have been denied for the Aston Park Defendants banned from all Parks and Recreation Facilities after a protest which occurred in December 2021.

Op-Ed: We Took Action for Earth Day by Blockading Pratt & Whitney

Local citizen coalition, Reject Raytheon AVL, pulled off a three-part demonstration for the protection of the earth and against the US military-industrial complex. We rallied, we paraded, and we performed a direct action.

Aston Park Defendants Face Extrajudicial Punishment, Expert Sees Potential for First Amendment Challenge

Activists facing felony charges and extrajudicial punishment may be able to mount a First Amendment challenge, according to an expert.

Parking Lot Prom, Vance Removal, Local Unions & More This Week.

Sly Grog holds a fundraiser; City Council Barrels Ahead with an Unpopular Plan; Starbucks Workers Request Orders from "Union Yes!"

Quitty Hall, Fake TikTok Trends, & More This Week.

Welcome to “& More This Week,” The Asheville Free Press’ weekly(ish) newsletter, where I round up a few headlines that stood out to me over the week and share them with some opinion and context. If you’re not already, sign up to get these and all of our

Trans Visibility is Not Enough.

Trans people deserve solidarity. Trans kids deserve protection. Trans people deserve power.
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