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Scandals in the news

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A recent scandal involving the United Way sparked a response from Meck Deck blogger Jeff Taylor, whose insights led to an appearance Tuesday night on Charlotte’s Fox television affiliate, WCCB. Another scandal involving an imprisoned former Buncombe County sheriff generated a recent story in the Asheville Citizen-Times about the sheriff’s ability to continue drawing his pension after a conviction on federal corruption charges. The newspaper turned to John Hood for reaction. (“This case illustrates why the law needed to be changed,” said John Hood, president of the John Locke Foundation, a government watchdog group.)

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