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  • A woman's neck bears a bar code tattoo, a possible sign that she's been trafficked. Used by permission of the N.C. Department of Public Safety
    Insidious and elusive: Human trafficking in WNC
    June 6, 2016, Comments Off on Insidious and elusive: Human trafficking in WNC

    Few arrests, dubious statistics, and difficulty defining it make human trafficking hard to pin down. Experts say it's in WNC and victims struggle to escape.

  • Gov. Pat McCrory speaks at the press conference in September 2014 held at the Asheville Regional Airport, about his 25-year transportation plan. Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press
    Flurry of lawsuits battle over HB2
    May 10, 2016, Comments Off on Flurry of lawsuits battle over HB2

    Governor, U.S. Attorney General and lawmakers trade litigation over controversial statute restricting use of public restrooms. Also, a look at the lawsuits.