Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.Read More
Month: February 2018
Today, students from Asheville have announced plans for March For Our Lives – Asheville, a student led march to take place in downtown Asheville on Saturday, March 24. The event will begin at 68 Haywood Road with student planners leading attendees on a march at 11 a.m. to Pack Square Park for an organized rally.Read More
KNOCKING AWAY A cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s immigration plan, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected the president’s request to go forward with the deportation of children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
After at least two days of deliberation, the high court refused to overturn a lower-court ruling which stops Trump from repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – an Obama-era federal program allowing those children and young adults to legally stay in the country under certain conditions.
By denying the request for an emergency ruling, the justices likely have kept Trump from meeting next week’s deadline to begin deporting DACA recipients, whose fates now hinge on the twin lawsuits civil rights advocates filed after the president announced he would undo DACA. The high court also gave the young people a big reprieve of sorts: It could take between several months and as long as a year for the court cases to be resolved.Read More
Aleksandr Ionov, a Russian businessman working in Syria offering security and other services, said he estimated after conversations with associates in several private military organizations that more than 200 Russians might have been killed.
Mr. Ionov said not all those killed were Russian: Some of the paid fighters came from other countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. “More than 200 is the current estimate, we cannot know the exact number yet, but most of them were Russian,” he said in a telephone interview.
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- 19http://berightthere.info/event/join-us-for-a-community-drop-off-compost-raising/6:00 pm-8:30 pm04/19/2018Coffee Carts1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712, USA
You have heard of a barn raising.
Join us for a community drop-off
When: April 19th at 6 pm
Where: Coffee Carts
1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC
Hosted by: Moving to Conservers
All are welcome! Please join us!
We will be constructing a community
compost drop-off site at Coffee Carts
and celebrate with a community potluck!
Bring a dish to share and your own
non-disposable place setting. This is
a zero-waste event.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 28http://berightthere.info/event/24th-annual-transylvania-garden-groups-spring-plant-sale-april-28th/8:00 am-12:00 pm04/28/2018
The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Brevard Ingles parking lot on Asheville Highway. This will be the second year in this location and it allows very easy access and plenty of parking for customers.
The annual plant sale raises funds to support gardening and landscape projects throughout Transylvania Count including the Master Gardeners projects including those at Silvermont and the Pisgah Ranger Station and scholarships provided by the garden clubs.
Come early for the best selection from a large variety of high quality, locally raised perennials, annuals, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Local gardeners also will be on hand to offer advice.
The plant sale takes place rain or shine. Admission is free.
For more information, contact the Transylvania County Extension office, (828) 884-3109 or email@example.com.
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- H.R.5447Music Modernization Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- H.R.3144To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- H.R.4009Smithsonian National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility Authorization Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- H.Res.839Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3144) to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes; […]
- H.R.256Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- PN1761Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Secretary of State, vice Rex W. Tillerson. (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- S.Res.429A resolution commemorating the 59th anniversary of Tibet's 1959 uprising as "Tibetan Rights Day", and expressing support for the human rights and religious freedom of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhist faith community. (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- S.Res.401A resolution designating May 5, 2018 as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls". (04/25/2018 legislative day)
- The Opposite of Addiction, with Jim Hardy
- Meals on Wheels of Brevard, NC, with Board Member Sasha Jones
- The Community Side of Recidivism - Meet Peter McKinney
- Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development
- Meet Nicola Karesh, a Writer, Poet, Community Activist and a Playful Spirit
- Meet Kyle Tinsley, Graduate of Brevard High School and former leader of the Acceptance Club
- Meet Bobby Jones of Cedar Mountain, NC. His grandfather was Solomon Jones of Solomon Jones Road, the road to Pretty Place.
- Meet the founder of Transylvania Indivisible. David Williams.
- How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped Cedar Mountain, NC get a new cafe
- Meet Dal Davis, a student at Brevard College.