Ursula Wren

Total 15 Posts

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'

“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.

Asheville's Housing Crisis: When Your Landlord is Selling and You Have No Place to go.

Tay Cote feels like they’re slipping through the cracks. On August 31st, the lease on the home they've lived in for 4 years will come to an end. In July, their landlord informed them of his intention to sell the house, meaning he will not renew the lease. Since

Citizen Times Threatens The Free Press: Remove Link to Video of Police Violence

The Asheville Citizen Times' Executive Editor, Jewell Walston, sent an email to The Asheville Free Press this morning demanding that we remove the link to their video of a Black man, Jonathan Barker, being tased by Woodfin police. Note: Despite saying "Second notice," this is the first we've heard from
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