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Officer Frank Cantrell asks City Council members for better pay and benefits while surrounded by fellow officers at Monday's meeting.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg police officers made another pitch for raises at the city council meeting Monday night.  They packed the council chamber and addressed council members during the meeting's public comment session.

Charlotte City Council members assembled for their meeting Monday night.
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The Charlotte city council voted Monday night to help finance 11 proposed affordable apartment projects around the city. But only a handful likely will move forward this year. 

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.
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Charlotte city council member Lawana Mayfield says she made a mistake sharing a Facebook post that suggested September 11 was a conspiracy. But she didn’t definitively say whether she believes planes hijacked by terrorists brought down the World Trade Center.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke in Charlotte Friday.
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Vice President Mike Pence said in Charlotte Friday that President Donald Trump is leading a national comeback, thanks to tax cuts, reduced regulations and a stronger military. 

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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a Charlotte man's lawsuit that challenged North Carolina's "winner-take-all" electoral vote system.  The court upheld a lower court's dismissal of the federal suit by retired Charlotte lawyer Ronald Calvin Williams. 

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that his new budget will recommend $130 million for school security and youth mental health resources.

File photo from Sept. 22, 2016
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Vice President Mike Pence will be in Charlotte Friday afternoon, promoting tax cuts signed into law by President Trump in December.

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.
WFAE

Charlotte City Council Member LaWana Mayfield isn’t taking down her Facebook post that suggested 9/11 was a conspiracy and she is refusing calls to resign after the post sparked controversy.

State judges ruled Friday that primary elections in four Wake County legislative districts can go forward next month, despite a challenge to the boundaries that were redrawn over the past year.  The three-judge panel at Wake County Superior Court in Raleigh said that with candidate filing complete and the election just a few weeks away, it was too late to halt the vote. 

Congressman Norman's official House Facebook page

Updated April 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday in Rock Hill to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals.

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