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12 months of disclosures: What Carolina Public Press revealed in 2014

…how legislators across the state voted on the fracking bill allowing the state to issue permits. The poverty problem in rural Western North Carolina (Part One; Part Two): We go…

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While most of WNC votes Republican, Buncombe Democrats win rare upsets in state legislature

…he also thought Republican candidates in the west were on the defensive over environmental policies, particularly fracking.“There’s a perception, fair or not, that Republicans are pushing fracking,” he said. That might…