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Mission Hospital receives a "C" in patient safety from national non-profit (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A national non-profit says the largest hospital in the region is getting worse when it comes to safety. The Leapfrog Group gave Mission Hospital in Asheville a 'C' grade. The non-profit watchdog organization evaluates the safety and quality of hospitals across the country. Over the past few years, Mission has gone from an 'A' to a 'B' and now a 'C.' Mission's Chief Medical Officer issued a statement saying they are disappointed by the Leapfrog score.
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Governor Roy Cooper signs off on overturning a 40-year old court ruling that prevents women from revoking consent once the act of sex is already underway. The bi-partisan bill passed last week broadens the definition of sexual assault by clarifying the legal standard for "no, means no" with his signature North Carolina became the last state to have such a consent law. It goes into effect on December 1st.
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Habitat for Humanity in Asheville asks residents to call their senators to encourage them to support a bill in Washington. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act has bipartisan support, including from Congressman Patrick McHenry and Congressman Mark Meadows. But, North Carolinas senators have yet to sign on. A local Habitat homeowner says the program has helped cut his bills in half.
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