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News in brief: Disaster relief available for Fred victims
The N.C. Division of Employment Security announced the approval of Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits on Sept. 10. The move follows a federal major disaster declaration Sept. 8 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and White House at the request of Gov. Roy Cooper.
Letter: Support for the Justice in Policing Act
“The act bans certain lethal actions by police, creates an accountability system and proposes implementing services in communities that would ultimately create less of a need for policing.”
Cooper signs COVID-19 relief bills
The two bills signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on May 4, both unanimously passed by the General Assembly, together designate nearly $1.6 billion for the state’s COVID-19 response and grant flexibility in many areas of regulation.
Buncombe officials respond to #ReopenNC
“Consider the consequences if we move to open things up too early or too fast: We risk losing all the gains and advantages our proactive and aggressive measures have afforded us,” said Fletcher Tove, the county’s emergency preparedness coordinator. “If we get rid of our parachute too early, we’ll go into another free fall.”
Miller, feds spar over ICE detainer compliance
“As law enforcement, our mission is to protect the public and to seek to provide justice to victims of crime. Sheriff Miller’s current policy serves neither [purpose],” said Andrew Murray, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, after Miller refused to honor an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer request. “It also breeds mistrust among law enforcement agencies and puts in danger the very communities it purports to protect.”
News briefs: Media moves, upcoming local government meetings
Five Citizen Times journalists were among dozens laid off across the company by Gannett Co. Radio station BPR announced a new development director, while Xpress added two new editorial staffers.
Letter: Listen to children’s voices on guns
“The mean old men who represent Western North Carolina in Congress — Congressmen Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows and Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis — are committed to ensuring that our children will continue to be at risk when they go to school.”
Letter: Curb gun violence via the voting booth
“How many children and teachers have to die and how many families must endure the worst tragedy imaginable before our government will act to stop gun violence?”
Letter: Health care revamp betrays heartlessness, cowardice
“Both Republican congressmen from Western North Carolina, Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry, are determined to make health care more expensive or even nonexistent for millions of Americans, and both seem utterly unconcerned with the repercussions on those with pre-existing conditions.”
Letter writer: A push for real campaign finance reform
“We need all progressives in Buncombe County who want to see what it’s like to have candidates who speak for and work for and fight for us to join. If this is what you want, please come to the next meeting of Our Revolution Asheville on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Rainbow Community Center, 60 State St. Hope to see you there.’
Buncombe Statehouse candidates to debate Aug. 29; Tillis to speak
This Friday, Aug. 29, promises to be an intense day in local politics, as all four Buncombe County Statehouse candidates debate and U.S. Senate candidate Thoms Tillis speaks at a breakfast event.
Trouble with a capital Tillis
Friends and neighbors, there is trouble in Raleigh. I mean real trouble in Raleigh at the General Assembly. The trouble starts with a capital "T" that stands for Thom Tillis. Having never met Mr. Tillis until he came to McDowell Community College on Friday, I had expected more of a quality leader than [the one […]
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis speaks at CIBO luncheon
N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis spoke to the Council of Independent Business Owners in Asheville on March 22, updating them on the majority party’s accomplishments and goals.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
NC Speaker of the House Thom Tillis touts business agenda at CIBO breakfast
When asked what the GOP-led N.C. Legislature has done to create jobs, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis touted bills that reform workers compensation rules, address over-regulation and cut taxes.