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Tax Hike Approved
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Tax Hike Approved

Charlotte's City Council approved a property tax rate increase for the first time in nearly two decades. Here's WFAE reporter Jaime Bedrin with more on the story.

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Jump in Char-Meck Violent Crime
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Jump in Char-Meck Violent Crime

Newly released FBI crime statistics show violent crime in Charlotte-Mecklenburg jumped nine percent last year. WFAE reporter Jaime Bedrin spoke with Police Chief Darrel Stephens and asked him how growth has affected the city's crime rate.

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Evaluating No Child Left Behind
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Evaluating No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Congress has begun a series of hearings to evaluate one of the Bush Administration's most familiar programs: No Child Left Behind. North Carolina lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concerns about how the data for the program is collected and whether No Child Left Behind gets in the way of the state's own accountability program. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

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Evaluating No Child Left Behind
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Evaluating No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Congress has begun a series of hearings to evaluate one of the Bush Administration's most familiar programs: No Child Left Behind. North Carolina lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concerns about how the data for the program is collected and whether No Child Left Behind gets in the way of the state's own accountability program. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

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Carolina Raptor Center Eaglets Flourishing
1:00 pm
Tue June 20, 2006

Carolina Raptor Center Eaglets Flourishing

Two months ago, WFAE spoke with Mathias Engelmann of Carolina Raptor Center about two young eaglets born at the facility. WFAE's Scott Graf recently called Mr. Engelmann for an update.

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Understanding Father's Day
1:00 pm
Fri June 16, 2006

Understanding Father's Day

(06/16/06) WFAE Commentator Jackie Jones says she finally learned the meaning of father's day in church, 15 years ago. Here is her story.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture by Dr. Tabor
1:00 pm
Thu June 15, 2006

Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture by Dr. Tabor

WFAE is pleased to partner with Discovery Place on its Journey Beyond the Words lecture series in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Hear Dr. Tabor discuss "The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scolls: Understanding the Religous World of Jesus."

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Regional Branding Campaign Underway
1:00 pm
Thu June 15, 2006

Regional Branding Campaign Underway

Over the next week, promoters of the Charlotte region will start looking at consultants' proposals for creating a Charlotte-area "brand." From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with Charlotte Regioal Visitors Authority spokeswoman Molly Hedrick about the branding campaign.

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Let's Take a Vacation
1:00 pm
Wed June 14, 2006

Let's Take a Vacation

For WFAE commentator Amy Rogers, vacation homes can be a blast as long as you don't expect too much from the rental's kitchen.

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Medicaid Relief Plan
1:00 pm
Wed June 14, 2006

Medicaid Relief Plan

North Carolina counties want the state government to foot the bill for all Medicaid costs. North Carolina is the only state in the country where counties pay a portion of Medicaid expenses. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke to Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Parks Helms to find out how the proposed changes might affect tax payers.

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