MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES: Early voting is underway in the races for Asheville mayor and City Council. Xpress presents answers to burning questions from the candidates.

Voter Guide: Q&A with candidates for Asheville mayor and City Council

As Asheville enjoys the benefits of a bustling economy, it also confronts challenges that come with growth, including concerns over housing, tourism, budgeting and certain segments of the city getting left behind. Xpress asked all the candidates for mayor and City Council to share their thoughts on these topics and more prior to the Nov. 7 general election.

Voting rights curtailed

House Bill 451, filed with the state legislature on March 27, will cut a full week of early voting and abolish voting on Sunday. While conservative politicians claim that this will save a large sum of tax dollars, little consideration has been given to the impact this bill would have on impoverished and working-class voters. […]

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“I mustache you to vote” drive aims to increase student-voter turnout

A project of the N.C. Public Interest Research Group has made more than 100,000 student contacts in the past two weeks to encourage students to vote. Locally, more than 14,000 contacts were made on the UNC-Asheville campus. Organizer Erin Larkin (in red) gets her shirt signed by Daniel Evans while his wife Amanda looks on. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)