CENTER FOR CRAFT – Keeping Asheville Creative Artspace Survey Findings Ripple out into Asheville’s Development Sector
The landmark survey, taken by 1,265 individuals and 170 organizations, documents the immediate need for affordable spaces for makers, designers, and performers in Asheville. The study found that a majority of artists (86%) and arts organizations (78%) would be interested in renting space in a multi-use arts facility in Asheville, North Carolina (see the full survey results here). Click here to continue reading
So you don’t forget…EQUAL MEANS EQUAL’S Here’s Executive Director Kamala Lopez was speaking at Stanford Law School at Palo Alto. She sent a video which was screened at the event. Click on the image.
A scientist’s double negative
Precision demands that scientists present it as a double negative. Last July’s deadly heatwave in Japan could not have happened without human influence on the climate.
In the burgeoning field of event attribution, this is one of the clearest results yet. Japan has robust historic weather data, unlike most poorer countries vulnerable to weather disaster. The link between global warming and extreme heat is more direct than, for example, with tornado clusters hitting the US. Continue reading
May 17, 2019
Many Southern Congress Members Vote Yes to the Equality Act, Underlining Strong Support for LGBTQ Equality in the South
Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Equality Act, federal legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, public accommodations, federally funded programs, and jury service. It is the first time ever that the House of Representatives has passed a bill to extend nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ people.
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.
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.
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.”
Welcome to The Kicker from Carolina Public Press, a North Carolina news show bringing you conversations with journalists, sources and newsmakers from across the state.
In this episode, Kicker host Peter Kent talks with Hannah Randall and Amy Sims of Manna FoodBank, which serves a 16-county region of Western North Carolina, about issues of food insecurity the region they serve.
May 30, 2019 (Morganton, NC) — The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) announces a major grant of $250,000 from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). The grant will convey naming rights to be determined at the school’s new campus that will open in Morganton in 2021. BWF is the largest single contributor in the history of NCSSM with a cumulative total of nearly $3.2 million. This latest grant will help foster a cutting edge learning experience for students, as the school drives continuous educational innovation with a data-science influenced program that includes applied learning experiences with regional institutions and industries.
Medicaid Expansion – Increasing Access to Insurance Coverage Is Good For North Carolinians and Community Hospitals
OpEd by Rod Harkleroad and Maurice Phillips
CLYDE, NC (May 28, 2019) You don’t have to look far to see that many in North Carolina – approximately 500,000 – are struggling from an absence of adequate, high quality health insurance.
Brookings Now by Fred Dews May 15, 2019
“Hope for bipartisan policy on the economy or any other topic depends on stopping the blame game, beginning to listen to each other, and rebuilding trust before working together to solve the problems that beset us,” Alice Rivlin wrote in 2018, encapsulating one of her consistent tenets. As the Brookings Institution community mourns the death of this extraordinary scholar and public servant, we look back at some highlights of her extraordinary career at Brookings. Learn more about the scope and impact of her life and career in this memorial piece.
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.
Offered by Va Boyle from Green Living Ideas
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!
Conventional wisdom says women don’t negotiate as much as men do.
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!
“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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