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Police are searching for a man they believe gunned down a Charlotte woman near uptown earlier this week.

Charlotte Area Transit System plans changes to 20 bus routes in October.
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte Area Transit System plans a series of public meetings over the next three weeks on bus route changes that take effect in October.  

Updated 1:25 p.m.

Ninth district Congressman Robert Pittenger wants an apology from Mark Harris before endorsing him in the general election.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a woman was arrested this morning in southwest Charlotte after she fired at officers.

Gwendolyn Glenn/ WFAE

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he has concerns about proposed legislation that would allow the towns of Mint Hill and Matthews to operate their own charter schools.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper criticized Republican state legislators for proposing a budget that will not fund teacher salaries and school security at the levels he feels are needed. Cooper addressed the budget during a visit to a Huntersville school Thursday.

Charlotte City Council Economic Development Committee

The Charlotte City Council likely won't approve an agreement to redevelop the vacant Eastland Mall site until at least next February. That's in a timetable approved Thursday by the council's economic development subcommittee.

A map on the ParkScore ranking website shows areas of Charlotte most in need of parks in red (very high) and orange (high).
Trust for Public Lands

An annual ranking of public park systems puts Charlotte near the bottom of the 100 largest US cities.  The ParkScore Index from the Trust for Public Lands ranks Charlotte and Mecklenburg County 97th, based on spending, park acreage and other factors.  

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The U.S. Military says the effects of climate disruption are an “accelerant of instability” around the world.  Weather extremes along with a lack of food, water and sea level rise can destabilize societies.  This can lead to war.  Brigadier General Stephen Cheney talks to host Mike Collins about how the military is preparing to deal with these potential threats to our national security. 

Kensington Palace

COMMENTARY:

I didn’t intend to watch the royal wedding this past weekend. While I’d kept up with the details of the impending fairy-tale nuptials occurring across the ocean, I planned to sleep through the live show.

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