Charlotte women marched in Washington, D.C., one year ago, then returned to Charlotte to help form a new women's organization. From left, Marsha Ford, Ellen Dalton Creede, Jan Anderson, Toni Freeman, Kay Ethridge.
Kay Ethridge

2017 Women's Marches Inspired A Movement In Charlotte

One year ago, hundreds of thousands of women marched - in Washington, Charlotte and other cities around the country. Their goal was a louder voice for women as President Donald Trump started his presidency. In Charlotte, those 2017 marches spurred formation of a new women's group. It meets regularly and has organized an anniversary march this Saturday uptown.

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Coal ash is being excavated from Duke Energy's closed Riverbend coal plant on Mountain Island Lake.
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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is opposing Duke Energy's request to charge ratepayers for the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps around the state.  

Negative Space

WFAE is working on a story about sexual assault in Charlotte. And right now, we hope to hear from you. 

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Tuesday morning, lawmakers will get an update on the operation of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare.

This briefing comes as state officials are facing a self-imposed deadline to return control of the organization to a new board of directors.  

WSOC

Four South Carolina law enforcement officers have been shot in York County. This is a developing story but here are the details so far.

Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET

Hours after the U.S. government announced it would again begin processing renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals due to a federal court order, President Trump claimed that the program — which has granted a temporary legal reprieve to people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children — was "probably dead."

Events marking the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will be held Monday across the Charlotte region. 

Updated Sunday, January 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Police in Charlotte say a mother killed her young son and daughter, then committed suicide by jumping from an I-485 bridge on Saturday. 

When Arline Geronimus was a student at Princeton University in the late 1970s, she worked a part-time job at a school for pregnant teenagers in Trenton, N.J. She quickly noticed that the teenagers at that part-time job were suffering from chronic health conditions that her whiter, better-off Princeton classmates rarely experienced. Geronimus began to wonder: how much of the health problems that the young mothers in Trenton experienced were caused by the stresses of their environment?

The Department of Homeland Security says it will once again accept renewal requests from recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in response to a court order.

"Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017," U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of DHS, wrote on its website Saturday.

Michael Tomsic

It’s been a little over a year since federal investigators caught up to Charlotte businessman Rick Siskey and the Ponzi scheme he was running. He committed suicide a few days after court filings indicated that he was under investigation.

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FAQ City: How To 'Compel' People To Interact With Those Different From Them?

It’s time now to take one of your questions. A while back, one of our listeners submitted a question through our website asking if there was anything that could be done to compel Charlotte residents to interact with people different from them - something that could help the city counteract racial segregation that’s grown over the last decade.

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Has The Women's March Had A Lasting Impact?

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Charlotte Homicides In 2018 - A Look At The Victims

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