Mission Hospital registered nurses will vote by secret ballot in the next 20 days or so on whether to join the National Nurses United union.
The board voted 6-1 for the new funding, with Commissioner Mike Fryar casting the lone dissenting vote.
Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and N.C. Rep. Susan Fisher have signed an open letter calling for an end of ICE.
Community activists and several Asheville public officials criticized the action and called for support for the families of those detained.
Buncombe commissioners have been at odds with Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan before; most recently over Duncan's proposal for a new jail, which commissioners have opposed.
Also, Jacqueline D. Grant has been named president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association, and more.
The political maneuvering is far from over.
Candidates have from Dec. 1 until Dec. 21 to file for next year's election.