Tag: Local Government

Enquiring Minds

Well, that happened.

Photo by Dr. David Marlin In Tryon, the much-heralded World Equestrian Games depart — trailing mud, blame, and a lot of Buncombe taxpayer money.   “The tumult and the shouting dies; the captains and the kings depart” — Rudyard Kipling ...
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Summer Political Drama Continues at City Hall

Nick Bottom, unaware he has been changed into an ass, startles his fellow actors in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (act 3, scene 1) in a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.  (From a contemporary woodcut.) Council Passes Budget, Adopts Police Measures Last week ...
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Sucker-punched Asheville City Council Braces for Round Two

Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads invade and shut down the Long Parliament, 1653 Parliamentary paralysis, “Public Filibuster” Drive Young’s police proposals through; Kapoor calls foul, seeks June 19 do-over Asheville City Council already had more than enough routine business scheduled ...
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Signs of the Times in Asheville

The aftermath of a racially-charged beating shines a light on multiple other problems in one of America’s “Best Small Cities” “As public servants, we must hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. Any breach of those standards is simply unacceptable.” ...