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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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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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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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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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What's Next for Traffic Cameras?
1:00 pm
Wed June 7, 2006

What's Next for Traffic Cameras?

(6/5/06) This week the Charlotte City Manager's office presented options to the city council on the suspended speed and red-light camera programs. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Confronting Homelessness
1:00 pm
Wed June 7, 2006

Confronting Homelessness

(6/7/06) An encounter with a homeless man at Elmwood Cemetery has WFAE commentator Tamara Wilson considering her prejudices towards Charlotte's homeless population.

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Region's Businesses Turn to Clean Air
1:00 pm
Wed May 31, 2006

Region's Businesses Turn to Clean Air

(5/31/06) At least 35 Charlotte-area companies are participating in a pilot program on air pollution that runs from June first to August 31st. It's called the Clean Air Works program. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with program organizer and environmental attorney David Francina.

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