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Why We Disbelieve Science, Consider Conspiracies

Sep 22, 2014
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Fluoridated water reduces cavities, as scientific studies have repeatedly shown. Yet for decades, public health and government officials have had to defend fluoride in public drinking water, against at-times outlandish conspiracy theories. It’s a battle currently playing out in Charlotte. WFAE’s Ben Bradford examines why we have trouble believing the science.


Charlotte City Council is giving up the idea of regulating drivers for app-based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. 


Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte City Council approved more than $108 million in new spending Monday night. The money will go to two controversial projects, renovating Time Warner Cable Arena and an extension to the city’s east-west streetcar line.

Duncan McFadyen

The city of Charlotte is looking to regulate drivers for smartphone-based ridesharing services including Uber-X and Lyft. But taxi drivers say the proposed restrictions still give the companies an unfair advantage.

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The Charlotte city council met behind closed doors Monday night with its lawyers to discuss, once again, the ongoing lawsuit against state lawmakers and the airport commission they created to take control of Charlotte Douglas. The council will continue the suit, despite another, recent state law intended to stop it.


Charlotte Officials Try To Put Up A Sign

Jul 14, 2014
Ben Bradford / WFAE

How many people does it take to put up a sign? In Charlotte, the answer is a city councilman, the city manager, and a multi-departmental government task force.

Airport 'Clarity' Bill Passes Legislature

Jun 17, 2014
Nicola since 1972 / Flickr

The state legislature has successfully passed another effort to wrest Charlotte Douglas airport from City Council control.


For years Charlotte’s cultural institutions have faced a stark problem.

Admissions and ticket sales aren’t paying the bills. And donations, big and small, often don’t make up the difference.

So city and county officials put together a task force to come up with suggestions on how to keep the arts afloat in our area.

After more than a year of work, the Cultural Life Task Force has released its recommendations.

NC Senate Passes Airport Commission Bill

Jun 11, 2014
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The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill that could strip control of Charlotte Douglas Airport from the city council and end a year-long legal impasse in the state’s favor—all less than two days after the legislation became public.


Roger Sarow / WFAE

A committee of North Carolina lawmakers has passed legislation to end the impasse over who controls Charlotte Douglas International airport.


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