How do fight opiate addiction? What about pot?

Marijuana appears to offer one way to help deal with America’s pain problem without the risks of opioids. To understand...

Two Buncombe County Deputies Fired for excessive force.

ASHEVILLE –  The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has terminated a second employee after an incident involving force was captured on...

Open Data Tracking of All Police Stops in N.C. since 2002 for population centers over 10,000

BY THOMASI MCDONALD  tmcdonald@newsobserver.com Open Data, a nonprofit civil rights organization – with support from the White House – will...

Facebook Censors Tsu, a tiny new social network that claims to share its advertising revenue with its users.

Facebook (FB, Tech30) is blocking any link to Tsu.co on every platform it owns, including Messenger and Instagram. It even...

Industrial Hemp become legal in N.C.

Posted on November 4, 2015 by Kat McReynolds and Mountain XPress. WHAT THE HEMP: Despite hemp’s continued federal classification as a...

Rental Crisis in the US, not just Asheville.

    Rental Crisis in the US There are more renters now than in the history of the United States....

Forensic Evidence Isn’t As Reliable As You Might Think

…“It’s the kind of gross overstatement that we know leads to unreliable convictions: saying that fingerprint evidence is infallible, that...

Talking about your confidential confession to a priest, waives confidentiality.

State v. Crisco: Defendant was tried and convicted by a jury of murdering Carrie Welch in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, by beating...

Police hitting DWIs harder?

Yes.  There are extra police on duty on the roads and highways of Asheville on Friday and Saturday nights to...

Can the Police Search your Cell Phone? Only with Consent or a Warrant.

The law changed. “We cannot deny that our decision today will have an impact on the ability of law enforcement...