On June 22 and 23, 19 Appalachian Grown™ family farms will welcome visitors during ASAP’s highly anticipated annual Farm Tour. This fun and educational weekend offers the public a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the mountains, sample farm-fresh products, and meet the community’s local producers.
In the past two years, we’ve seen what happens when women mobilize.
- 1 in 5 Americans has participated in a march or protest since 2016. The biggest issue driving these actions is support for women’s rights.
- Women donated $100 million more to campaigns and causes in 2018 than they did in 2016.
- We’ve been the majority of voters in every national election since 1964. In 2018, women helped elect a Congress with a record-breaking 127 women members.
Offered by Diane Amos, Weaverville, NC
Written by Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter, & Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter
RALEIGH, N.C. — The future of North Carolina’s congressional district map is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, which last week heard oral arguments in a landmark partisan gerrymandering case.
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We all know that plastic waste is becoming an acute problem on land and in our oceans. While many people aspire to a zero-waste lifestyle, suddenly removing every morsel of single use plastic from your daily routine isn’t easy!
by Paige Minemyer and offered in the Western Carolina Medical Society Community Pulse, March 2019
Progressive Democrats made headlines this week after unveiling a new “Medicare for all” plan. But what exactly does that moniker mean?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 25, 2019) — Cassidy Moore and Beth Russo of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity recently graduated from Homegrown Leaders program, a regional leadership and economic development program that develops and supports highly-motivated leaders who are committed to building regional collaboration across multi-county regions in the state. Homegrown Leaders is a program of the Rural Center and is sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and corporate, government and philanthropic partners.
Over 200 supporters of the ERA rocked it in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 5, petitioning lawmakers to co-sponsor bills S184 and H271 — NC Adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. A record number of lawmakers co-sponsored the bills that were filed that day!
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NCLCV Releases 2018 Environmental Legislative Scorecard
Where did legislators rank on North Carolina’s environmental priorities in 2018?
BBC News by Harvey Day
But a new generation of young activists has proved that many teenagers are, in fact, deeply concerned with social, political and environmental issues – and they’re fully prepared to do something about them.
GUARDIANSHIPS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY a Series by Mariah D. McKinney, Attorney & Partner of Garlock & McKinney, P.C
What is Guardianship and What Does it Have to Do With Me?
Imagine that every time you went out to eat, someone else decided what you were going to eat without asking your opinion, ordered your food for you, and then directed you to eat the meal once it arrived. Imagine feeling like an observer and an outsider in all matters concerning your own personal preferences. This is what it feels like for many people who have a Guardian appointed by the Court to make decisions on their behalf. Wouldn’t you at least want the peace of mind to know that you were the one who chose the person who is making decisions for you? Those who do not name their choice of decision-makers in legally valid Powers of Attorney give up their freedom to choose.
Energy Innovation Task Force Announces Cancellation of Duke’s Peaker Plant, Honors Community Partners
The Energy Innovation Task Force (EITF) is excited to announce that through community collaboration, the gas-fired peaker plant, originally planned for 2023, has been pushed out beyond 2032. “Delaying the need for any additional natural gas-fired generation in Buncombe County beyond 2032 is a big deal. The facility would have cost residential and business ratepayers more than $100 million paid for through higher electricity bills,” notes EITF member and Chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Brownie Newman. The peaker plant would have been used to ensure electricity production during peak demand times such as the coldest winter days. Click here to read more
The Equal Rights Amendment was front and center on the national stage this week with Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw’s awesome response to the reporter who asked her about the importance of women’s leadership in sports. The video, which has since gone viral, starts out with a major callout to the ERA:
“Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1967 and still hasn’t passed? We need 38 states to agree that discrimination on the basis of sex is unconstitutional,” said Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw.
Conventional wisdom says women don’t negotiate as much as men do.
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Photo caption: Emöke B’Racz, right, said she has “total faith” in seventeen-year employee Gretchen Horn, left, as the new owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News. B’Racz will remain as founder and minority-owner of the business.
Veteran staff member Gretchen Horn became the majority owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News in January of 2019. Horn began working at Malaprop’s as a barista in 2001 and held the positions of Barista, Financial Manager, and Director of Finance and Operations. Despite the transition, B’Racz said she does not consider herself retired: “I don’t know how to retire. That’s my new job, to learn how to retire. But I’m up for it. I’m up for that challenge.”
By Rachel Tanksley
Does this bring you joy? I bet the majority of you have heard this phrase before. It is the heart of “KonMari,” Marie Kondo’s tidying and organizing method. I became intrigued by Marie Kondo when my daughter was a toddler. She teaches a super-efficient, space saving technique of folding clothes where you can still see each piece of clothing at the same time. Boy was I excited by the prospect of having tidy toddler dresser drawers. If you’ve spent much time around toddlers, you know that dream vanished quickly. However, one concept I did incorporate into my life is asking myself the question “does this bring me joy?” and then acting accordingly based on the answer.
“The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019” shows that despite some gains, men still dominate in every part of news, entertainment and digital media.
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