Leslee Kulba

Buncombe Awards First $11.3M in ARPA Funds

Buncombe County received 141 applications for $50.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. They announced the first $11.3 million in awards.

Too Much Money Falling from the Sky”

After the City of Asheville spent through its first tranche of COVID relief funding and into the second, the floor opened for public comment on how the balance of funds should be appropriated.

Civil Grand Jury to Hold Gov’t Reponsible

The Tribune received a tip about Constitutional action underway to cause the schoolboard to stop making children wear masks.

Masks Reveal Parallel Governments

The Tribune received a tip about Constitutional action underway to cause the schoolboard to stop making children wear masks. As it turned out, citizens had been acting on their own authority to try the government. Even more astounding, these de jure grand juries of sovereign citizens who are forming their own parallel governments are proliferating in this country.

Citizens Protest Latest COVID Measures

The Buncombe County Commissioners’ chambers overflowed with citizens wishing to voice opposition to the latest COVID mandates. 

Fred in Asheville: That Was Fast

Tropical Storm Fred wrought heartache for many, but its ravages in Asheville were largely cured overnight, thanks to years of investment in flood control by the City of Asheville.

Could This Explain Uneconomic Policy Decisions?

The bulk of pertinent research has demonstrated time and again that economic development incentives are costly to the issuing government and unfair to their constituents.

Buncombe Commissioners Slow-Walk Distributions

The Buncombe County Commissioners opted to extend the August 31 deadline for awarding ARPA grants. One exception was made to immediately fund Homeward Bound’s Days Inn project.

County, Hospital Disagree on “the Science”

Vaccine-only concerts, $100 cash card incentives, kids’ cartoon characters with swag, chastising HCA Mission’s chief medical officer - what won’t the government do to get people vaccinated?

Asheville City Council’s Housing Business

The City of Asheville continues to assume for itself a larger share of the local real estate market, particularly when it comes to providing subsidized housing.