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Federal, State, and Local Web Resources

Federal Info
A Century of Lawmaking: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875Includes House and Senate Journals, Debates of Congress, Statutes and Documents, and more.
Congress.OrgHouse, Senate and Committee schedules, directory listings, and info on communicating with members of Congress.
Department of StateA great site for getting government positions and policies (under the "Policy" section, browse the "Hot Issues" and "Topics" sections). Includes links to speeches, statements, briefings, reports and more.
Federal Resources compiled by U. of Mich.Another great list of links. Things you won't easily find anywhere else (like copies of the President's income tax return).
Federal Tax Forms & Publications
Federal Web Locator"One-stop shopping point for federal government information"--it's true!
FedStatsCensus data, crime statistics, economic information, maps, you name it.
FindLaw Constitutional Law CenterFind historical documents (e.g., Federalist Papers) and Supreme Court Resources.
FirstGov.govthe official web portal to government information (apply for government grants, apply for government jobs, get a passport, contact elected officials, and more).
GovEngine.comComprehensive directory of official Federal, State, and Local Government and Court links.
Government Printing OfficeMakes available a wealth of government information, including the United States Budget, Code of Federal Regulations, Bills, Public Laws, Federal Register, U.S. Government Manual, Supreme Court Decisions, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and more.
GPO Monthly Catalog Provides citations for all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.) Also provides direct links to those that are available online.
Library of CongressA goldmine of information! Includes neat stuff like the American Memory Collection (historical documents, photos, movies, and sound recordings) and online exhibitions. In the "Research Tools" section, check out the Country Studies (detailed info on over 70 countries) and the Global Legal Information Network (laws of over 35 countries). You can also access their library catalog.
THOMAS, Congressional infoSearch for the full text of bills, laws, etc.
U.S. CodeAn easy-to-use site that allows various ways to search the U.S. Code.
U.S. Census BureauThe latest census data, as well as the Statistical Abstract of the United States and the County & City Data Book.

State Info
GovEngine.comComprehensive directory of official Federal, State, and Local Government and Court links.
North Carolina Data Center (LINC)the most valuable Web resource for NC statistical data. Covers areas such as: population and housing, vital statistics and health, law enforcement, environment, employment and income, business and industry, agriculture, and transportation.
North Carolina ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online)a doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, and museums.
North Carolina General AssemblyInformation on the House and Senate, including up-to-date reports on the status of bills currently before the legislature. Also provides calendars, committees and county representation.
North Carolina State Tax Forms & Instructions
State and County Quick Factsfrom the US Census Bureau, this site offers comparative data in 33 categories for each state and county or parish.
State and Local Government on the Netthis site provides links to all 50 states, many counties, and a number of city governments. Links are provided for many organizations, agencies and offices within each state.
State Library of North Carolinaincludes the North Carolina Encyclopedia, with information on counties; info on genealogical research in NC; and more.
State of North Carolina Government Web PageThe official WWW site for the state of North Carolina. Has pointers that provide public information to various departments and agencies of the state government.
Local Info
Asheville Citizen-Timesthe online version of Asheville's daily newspaper.
Asheville City Web Sitethe city of Asheville home page.
Asheville Global Reportthe online version of the alternative weekly.
Buncombe County Governmentthe official government website of Buncombe County.
GovEngine.comcomprehensive directory of official Federal, State, and Local Government and Court links.
Mountain Area Information Network (M.A.I.N.)the community network of western North Carolina.
Mountain XPress Wiredthe online version of the local weekly, with calendar of events, movie listings, classifieds, etc.
NC Natural"Your North Carolina Outdoors, Entertainment & Culture Guide"
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