“Assuming that GMOs are safe is an experiment with the American people’s long-term health.”
“Aid agencies can’t properly help people affected by climate change because, of the $1 billion spent globally every day on climate finance, only 6 percent of it goes to adaptation support.”
“This is not the only issue in the election, but it is an indicator of whether candidates will be responsive to residents or to the developers.”
“For the past decade, [Julie Mayfield] has spearheaded efforts to make Asheville a healthier, more vibrant, and more just and sustainable community for everyone.
Lately, it seems as if certain multi-lettered agencies are following the letter of the law, more than the spirit, when it comes to spirits, and particularly malt beverages in beer-soaked Asheville and surrounding areas. Whether a result of too many alcohol-related fests too fast; poor communication from one side, the other, or both; or a new focus to step up enforcement; […]
“We urge the members of the North Carolina congressional delegation to support the future of creativity, innovation and the economic benefits of the digital economy by making long-term fixes to the Copyright Office that will best support the public’s needs.”
“What are they going to charge us for the pool pass next year since now this is all about a private corporation making money?”
“Does the [Duke Energy] Foothills Project have to destroy our priceless pristine mountain view in the process?”
“There are two ways I see that local government can effectively address affordability. The first is to drop parking-space requirements for city apartment developments.”
“Only [City Council candidate] LaVonda Payne seems to lack the kind of baggage that can stand up to further scrutiny.”
“There must be some way to prevent the waste of paper from the [Yellow Pages] books that are periodically delivered to every driveway in town.”
“I’ve read that ‘life’s a journey,’ and I’m still pondering the fact that my own journey began as a cowboy on the prairies raising market cattle, yet, within five decades, I’ve traveled far enough that now, I never even peer into the local market’s meat department.”
“But really, why not just an award for the best coffee shop or the best slice of pizza? In short, keep it short and sweet.”
In case you missed the most interesting thing to happen on social media this week, an escaped llama had dozens (dozens) of Twitter users on the edges of their seats this afternoon.
” In fact, seven of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina are more densely populated than Asheville. “
“In the city of Asheville, with its wealth of social capital and talent, a mecca for aging boomers looking to be relevant and to leave a legacy of social change, we are also a community struggling to build bridges between races and heal divisions of poverty generations old.”
“Clean energy will create millions of U.S. jobs and increase our GDP by tens of billions annually with a plan that’s been successful for seven years in British Columbia”
All new business ventures have their ups and their downs, but does dealing with city regulations make starting one up in Asheville more of a headache than in other cities?