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Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

The plug has been pulled on nuclear projects in the Southeast. Billions were spent, and customers could still be on the hook. Guest host David Boraks looks at the future of nuclear.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma is headed west. Find out what, if anything, Charlotte and the Carolinas can expect this week, how you can prepare for storms and emergencies and what the rest of the hurricane season may be like.

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A big question as people prepare for Hurricane Irma around the Southeast is: "Will my cell phone work in the storm?" Carriers are mobilizing this week to make sure the answer, hopefully, is yes.

The 10-year plan includes upgrading power lines and systems across Duke's North Carolina grid.
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Electric utilities are preparing for the possibility of widespread power outages if Hurricane Irma blows into the Carolinas next week.  Forecasters say the mostly likely problem will be wind.

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma threatens the Carolinas. Senators get to work on a solution for DACA recipients. Mayoral candidates ready for next week's primary election.

Jose Hernandez-Paris of the Latin American Coalition spoke at a press conference near the Charlotte office of Sen. Thom Tillis Tuesday.
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Thursday, September 7 2017

For "Dreamers," the dream may have ended.  This week, President Trump announced he’s ending the DACA program that shields about 800,000 young people from deportation, including more than 27,000 North Carolinians. What does this mean, and what's next for these residents and our lawmakers? Mike Collins and his guests discuss.

Jose Hernandez-Paris of the Latin American Coalition spoke at a press conference near the Charlotte office of Sen. Thom Tillis Tuesday.
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President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, brought a range of reactions in North Carolina. Congressional Democrats called it a betrayal and cold-hearted. Republicans applauded, though they disagree on how far to go with a law to replace DACA. Immigrant advocates hope for a compromise to help DACA's so-called "dreamers." 

North Carolina General Assembly

Updated 4:54 p.m.
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is applauding the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. Tillis said Tuesday morning it should be up to Congress to set a long-term policy on the status of immigrants who arrived as children.

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Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Primary election day is fast approaching in the race for Charlotte mayor. National pundits are watching, but it's likely that voters here will give it short shrift. Mike Collins examines the hopefuls and the issues.

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Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

The plug has been pulled on nuclear projects in the Southeast. Billions were spent, and customers could still be on the hook. Guest host David Boraks looks at the future of nuclear.

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