N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein has told HCA Healthcare that he’s heard enough. Now, he wants answers.
“The delivery of health care is truly a life-or-death issue,” Stein said in a statement issued late Tuesday as his office made public a letter addressed to Greg Lowe, president of the North Carolina division of HCA Healthcare.
“This is why my office took so seriously our responsibility to protect Western North Carolinians as we negotiated with HCA over its purchase of Mission. I am deeply concerned about what I’ve been hearing about HCA – and I want answers.” CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
“We do not love what we cannot name, and what we do not love we will not save.” Robert MacFarlane
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is proud to present 2020VISION: A new strategic plan for our future. Highlighting the unique wildlife of the Southern Appalachian region both past and present, the Nature Center will become a true gateway to the incredible world of the Southern AppalachianMountains.
The hard work from a couple of our chapter members on this effort has paid off, and Asheville City Council has endorsed our bill, H.R. 763. Now it’s time to show the Council some gratitude, and we need your help! Will you take a moment to call them or write a note and say thanks?
The artworks, collected by the open-access Biodiversity Heritage Library, range from animal sketches to historical diagrams and botanical studies.
Important article published October 2019
Here’s one huge example of what can happen when those who believe entitlement is their birth right get challenged by anyone they regard as “lesser” than themselves.
Guest Op-Ed: Kate Krieger, Ellevest Financial Advisor
The last few years have been marked by incredible feats in women’s pro sports. The US Women’s National Soccer Team is Time’s Athlete of the Year. Simone Biles has 25 world championship medals.Elena Delle Donne has the best career free-throw shooting percentage in WNBA and NBA history. And this Sunday, the 49ers’ coach Katie Sowers became the first woman and openly gay person to coach in the Super Bowl.
By Zoe Fenson in THE WEEK
Back in 2018, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren met for an off-the-record conversation. Warren says that during that conversation, Sanders told her a woman could not win the presidency in 2020; according to Sanders, he said it would be difficult, not necessarily impossible. Now that both parties involved are running for president, this exchange has been made public, as have their conflicting memories of what was said. And yet only one of these two people — the woman — has had her social media inundated with images of snakes to underscore her apparent duplicitousness.
Brightbeam is a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. It is the umbrella organization for the flagship platform known as Education Post. Using the power of communications, we shine a light on communities that challenge decision-makers to provide the learning opportunities all children need to thrive.
It’s impossible to respect, value and admire great leadership if you can’t identify what makes a leader great. Because of this, the identity crisis I have written about that exists in today’s workplace is something that women leaders in particular have been facing for much too long. While the tide is changing and more women are being elevated into leadership roles, there is still much work to do. As of July 2013, there were only 19 female elected presidents and prime ministers in power around the globe. In the business world, women currently hold only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and the same percentage of Fortune 1000 CEO positions. As women continue their upward trajectory in the business world, they have yet to be fully appreciated for the unique qualities and abilities they bring to the workplace. Continue reading
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With all the problems facing the world right now, it’s easy to get discouraged. It’s natural to feel a sense of despair, or to think there’s nothing you can do.
If this sounds familiar to you, you may need a little pep talk from the Rainforest Alliance‘s own Jungwon Kim. Watch her recent talk to understand why engaging and acting with love and hope is essential—and how it can be the antidote to despair.
The N.C. primary election is March 3, and early voting started last week across the state – including here in Buncombe County. The general election is Nov. 3. See if you’re registered to vote here.Not registered to vote? Not a problem. You can register same-day during early voting (through Feb. 29) at any early voting site across the county. You’ll have to bring one of the following to provide proof of residency –
• A photo ID
• A (current) utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or another official government document that has your name + current address
• A university or college ID + proof of campus residency
In his new book, journalist Ezra Klein turns his attention to a question lingering over so many others in American politics today: Why are we polarized? And he poses a challenge in his conversation with Krista this week: “We need to build a politics where one of our aims is the participation and respect we give to each other,” he says. “That doesn’t mean a politics where the fights aren’t hard-fought or the stakes aren’t high or everything is compromised down for no reason … but we need to be looking to pull people into the process, and we need to be looking to pull people back from the ledge.”
By Claire Gillespie in The Week
Nobody likes to fail. At best, it’s embarrassing and frustrating. At worst, it can cause major career or personal setbacks and lead to a downward spiral into negativity. Basically, failure is no fun. So it’s unfortunate that A vast body of research tells us that failing is actually good for us. It provides an opportunity for development, increases resilience, and helps protect against anxiety. Failure, ironically, is crucial to success.
On Wednesday, January 22, more than 200 employees and community members gathered at MAHEC to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Spirit of MLK awards celebration we have hosted annually since 2001.
The Legacy and Dream of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer communities as committed to liberation, dignity, and safety for all people must be remembered, amplified, and carried forward….
SONG builds a beloved community of LGBTQ people in the South who are ready and willing to do our part to challenge oppression in order to bring about liberation for ALL people.
A new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” chronicles the history of the women’s movement from 1966 to 1972, including the genesis of Our Bodies Ourselves, the founding of NOW, and other historical milestones.
The filmmakers are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish the project, and have a little more than a month to go. Check it out to learn more about the project and consider supporting their efforts. Click here for the entire article
On January 27th, both the chambers of the Virginia state legislature voted “yes” on House Joint Resolution 1 (by a vote of 59-40) and its sister bill, SJ1 (by a vote of 28-12), formally ratifying the ERA.
And with that, we’ve reached the Constitution’s required three-quarters of the state ratifying the amendment for certification.
The ERA declares simply: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any state, on account of sex.”
By Gillian Brockell Jan. 27, 2020 Washington Post
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