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Friday, March 31, 2017  

The North Carolina General Assembly voted to repeal HB2 on Thursday. A Charlotte high school student will not be allowed to graduate before being deported. CMS Board members still have no consensus on student assignment, and a Huntersville native puts UNC in the Final Four.  Those stories and more on the local news roundup with host Mike Collins and a panel of reporters.

David T. Foster, III / The Charlotte Observer

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A week after HB2's first anniversary, Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced a repeal deal late Wednesday. Mike Collins gets an update, and then discusses a task force report on the lack of economic mobility in Charlotte.

Flickr/Tony Webster

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The homicide rate is rising here and around the country. The CDC calls it a public health crisis. Why is this happening and what’s being done to reverse it? We find out.

Tuesday, March 28 2017

Best selling author Greg Iles has just released the final book in his Natchez Burning trilogy. Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal is joined by Iles to discuss the latest book, Mississippi Blood - and the true events that inspired it, when Charlotte Talks.

Monday, March 27, 2017

There’s a lot going on in Washington and Raleigh. We have a new president and a new governor and both are finding things a bit of a slog. Three political scientists reflect on it all.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Another HB2 repeal proposal comes to the legislature from a candidate for Charlotte mayor as the controversial law turns one-year old.  And state Republican lawmakers play roles in moving the heath care bill through Congress.  Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters review the week's news.

A police officer wearing a body cam.
Tom Bullock / WFAE

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More body cameras are coming to CMPD. They’re supposed to increase transparency, especially in light of the Keith Scott shooting. A closer look.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

President Trump’s budget proposes funding cuts to regulatory and research-based agencies and would also impact state programs. We look at how this state might fare environmentally.

Retailers Rattled By Store Closings, Online Shopping

Mar 20, 2017
Flickr / Mike Mozart

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Old-line brick and mortar stores are reeling as they lose sales to online retailers.  What will this mean for these venerable stores? For malls? For you?

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act has critics even within the GOP. Experts say it may cost more and grow the number of uninsured. We take a closer look.