Candidates set for Asheville area fall primaries, elections

From Asheville Citizen Times Following the noon Friday filing deadline, candidates are now set for this fall’s races for Asheville mayor, City Council and other municipal elections in Buncombe County. Four people, including incumbent Esther Manheimer, will compete in a mayoral

Sweeping changes proposed for North Carolina judicial, prosecutor elections

From Fayetteville Observer Legislation to dramatically reshape how judges and prosecutors are elected in North Carolina was unveiled Sunday and Monday and is the House is expected to vote on it today. The legislation may force some incumbent judges in

House tentatively approves Asheville council districts bill

From Asheville Citizen Times RALEIGH – A bill to require that most of Asheville City Council be elected from six single-member districts passed the House 67-49 on the first of two required votes Tuesday. That probably means the way is clear

N.C. law : Woman can’t back out of sex once underway

From The Fayetteville Observer. Aaliyah Palmer was at a party when a man pulled her into a bathroom for sex. She was willing. But, she told Fayetteville police, when the sex turned violent, she told the man to stop. He

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

From NPR The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state’s Republican-drawn map constitutes an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” It’s the first time in more than

Fair Vote Town Hall

  Wednesday night’s Fair Vote Town Hall fostered spirited conversation! Panel members included Tom Ross (Former UNC President and Superior Court Judge), Chris Cooper (Chair of WCU’s Political Science Dept.), Jane Pinsky (NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform), Robert