Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in Sept. 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received his degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

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Charlotte City Council Members Lawana Mayfield and Ed Driggs are responding to a report that finds Charlotte's need for affordable housing far exceeds the 5,000 units city council has pledged to create in the next three years.

City council was informed by city staff on Monday that at least 34,000 units of affordable housing are needed, especially for low-income residents.

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Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts wants the city to rename Stonewall Street, saying Confederate monuments should not be in "places of public prominence," but up until recently, historians were unsure whether the street really was named for Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Clayton Wilcox, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools superintendent
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In an interview with WFAE's Charlotte Talks, CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox sought to cast himself as a strong, yet sensitive new leader in the school district and urged voters to support what would be the largest bond referendum in CMS history on the upcoming November ballot.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services estimates at least "a couple hundred gallons" of raw sewage spilled Friday into the pond at Park Road Park.  The agency's Rusty Rozzelle says the spill was caused by a sewer line blockage.

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says he's been forced to lay off 45 people in his office, some of them attorneys with more than 30 years of experience, as a result of a $10 million budget cut handed down from the General Assembly.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is among those urging President Trump to declare a national health emergency, saying every day 142 Americans die from a drug overdose, equivalent to a Sept. 11 death toll every three weeks.

The Charlotte Citizens Review Board has found "substantial evidence of error" in CMPD's decision not to discipline an officer who held a gun to a man's head and threatened to kill him.

Mark Harris for Congress

The Rev. Mark Harris, longtime pastor of Charlotte's First Baptist Church, is again running for the congressional seat where he almost upset incumbent Republican Robert Pittenger last year.

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Mayor Jennifer Roberts is leading both her Democratic and Republican rivals in fundraising efforts and campaign spending. According to finance reports filed on Friday, Roberts' campaign has raised roughly $370,000 for the upcoming election, well ahead of Democratic challengers Vi Lyles ($223,000) and Joel Ford ($212,000), and Republican challenger Kenny Smith ($263,000).

The men and women at North Carolina’s military bases have been left with a host of questions after President Trump tweeted Wednesday that transgender people would be banned from the military.

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