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CMPD Officer Creates Emergency Fund To Help The Needy

There are numerous agencies and non-profits in Charlotte that help residents with their rent, utility bills, housing and other emergency needs. Last year a new crisis assistance program joined those ranks, and it's run by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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FAQ City: Why Don't Some Major Roads In Charlotte Have Streetlights?

Here's a riddle: Imagine two roads in Charlotte, one in the north, one in the south. Both have four lanes and plenty of rush hour traffic, but one has streetlights while the other doesn't. Seem weird?

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The Mecklenburg County Health Department is launching a pilot program that will distribute an HIV prevention drug known as PrEP to some 320 uninsured people around the county.

On Point Host Tom Ashbrook Dismissed

Feb 14, 2018
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Boston University has dismissed on-air host Tom Ashbrook.

Ashbrook, who was the host of WBUR's two-hour show On Point, which is operated by Boston University, had been on leave while two separate investigations took place to determine if he had created a hostile work environment and violated the university's sexual misconduct policy.

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The American Library Association on Monday awarded its Caldecott Medal to Greenville, S.C. native and Winthrop University graduate Matthew Cordell. The Association gives the annual award "for the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the Trump administration cannot end the Obama-era program designed to protect from deportation young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

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Raleigh is the only city in the state still in the running for Amazon's HQ 2. Amazon has already said no to bids from Charlotte, the Triad and Hickory.

But newly released information on Hickory's bid to land the project gives us a glimpse of the tactics state officials have employed.

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Butter, chocolate, and wine are good for you, right? No, wait; they’re bad. We should all switch to coconut oil, carob, and kombucha, yes? The answer is…Maybe.

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Legislation that gives North Carolina school districts more time to reduce K-3 class size and provides more funds for them to hire the additional teachers they will need, passed the House Tuesday. It is now being considered by Gov. Roy Cooper.

Mecklenburg County Health Department

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

The Charlotte area’s rate of HIV infection is more than double the national average. Guest host Alex Olgin looks at what's being done to change that.

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Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Forty-five people have been arrested in the Charlotte area over the past two days in what officials are calling a "coordinated takedown" of violent offenders.

Updated at 3:42 pm ET

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau completed its investigation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July, nearly seven months before Porter was forced to resign over allegations of domestic violence from two ex-wives.

That appears to be at odds with the account from White House, which said the Porter investigation was "not complete" at the time of last week's ouster.

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Charlotte Talks Presents A Public Conversation

Building An Inclusive City: Charlotte's African American Leaders Share Their Visions.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square

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