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The Republican National Convention will utilize the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

From the very beginning, Charlotte was the favorite to win the bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

That’s according to the RNC’s site selection committee chairman Ron Kaufman, who worked with each of the bid cities through the selection process that came to a close on Friday.

A conceptual drawing of what the Gateway Station could look like, from a November study.
Charlotte Area Transit System

City officials say they'll will seek proposals later this summer for a mixed-use "station district" development next to passenger rail tracks now under construction uptown.  A private developer could be chosen by the end of the year.

The Republican National Committee formally picked Charlotte today for its 2020 convention. And that's despite considerable hesitation from some of Charlotte's city leaders. Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director for the North Carolina Republican Party, spoke with WFAE’s Nick de la Canal for “All Things Considered” about this tension from Austin, Texas.

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The Republican National Committee has officially chosen Charlotte as its host city for its 2020 national convention today in Austin, Texas.

The "King" visited the Queen City on Thursday. Basketball star Lebron James made an appearance at the Charlotte Convention Center to watch his son play in a youth basketball tournament. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

A narrow "yes" vote to support Charlotte's hosting of the 2020 Republican convention. Carolina lawmakers weigh in on President Trump's controversial meeting with Vladimir Putin. CATS begins mapping out its expansion plans. Mike Collins and a panel of reporters analyze the local headlines.

Interconnected includes three large digital screens with constantly changing images derived from airport data.
David Boraks / WFAE

Passengers this week began flying in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's $200 million expansion of Concourse A. As they stroll to nine new gates, travelers pass what's billed as the nation's largest data-driven digital public art installation.

Kimberly Dupuis, clinical director of Brave Step, Charlotte-based sexual assault survivors and awareness group.
Sarah Delia / WFAE

WFAE’s investigative podcast, She Says, is following the story of Linda – a sexual assault survivor from Mecklenburg County. One of the major decisions that survivors face is, how much of their experience to share, and with whom.  Also, people who have a friend or family member who’s been sexually assaulted often struggle with knowing how to support the victim.

Cube Hydro's Narrows Dam on Badin Lake is among those in the dispute with Duke Energy.
Cube Hydro Partners

State regulators have ruled against the owner of hydroelectric dams on the Yadkin River, in a dispute over how it sells electricity to Duke Energy.

A motel near uptown where many low-income families lived is finally being demolished after the city deemed it unsafe. A city official told the Charlotte Observer, crews have begun tearing down the Airport Parkway Inn and Suites on Wilkinson Boulevard.

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