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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.

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

Woodfin Police Tased a Black Man, Lied About Why, and Are Holding Him on $50k Bond.

Woodfin Chief says the man “charged.” A bystander video tells a different story.

City Considers Purchase of Emergency Shelter; APD talks “Enhanced Security”; Last Info Session Tomorrow.

The City of Asheville announced it is under contract to purchase the Ramada Inn at 148 River Ford Parkway to establish a more permanent "emergency shelter" for unhoused community members. According to their press release, if Council approves the purchase at their August 24th meeting, they will also budget for

N.C. Bill Seeks to Define “Riot” Broadly; Includes Harsher Punishment; Clears House and Senate Committee.

The ACLU calls the bill an “anti-Black Lives Matter piece of legislation."
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