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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Early voting is surging, and a record-setting number of absentee ballots have been cast. With Election Day less than two weeks away, we get info on everything you need to know to vote in this election from officials across the state.
Mayor Vi Lyles talks about her ideas to take a comprehensive approach to violent crime as Charlotte's homicide count climbs. We also talk about affordable housing and the election and Charlotte’s response to the pandemic.
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Democrats see Mitch McConnell's rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as unprecedented and "outrageous," but they have little power to stop it in a GOP-controlled Senate.
Duke Energy has begun processing coal ash for recycling at two new plants in Salisbury and Goldsboro, and a third is expected to come online by year's end in Chatham County. They're required by state law, as part of Duke's coal ash cleanups, but also could help the concrete industry.
Union and Cabarrus counties are exploring changing mental health management organizations ahead of a critical deadline. Others may follow suit.
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After 2016, nothing will make Democrats feel secure in the final weeks of a presidential election. For Joe Biden's campaign, which doesn't want voters to be complacent, the anxiety is OK.
A federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina can accept absentee ballots for more than a week after Election Day as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday night declining to block the deadline extension that was announced in late September.
The debate likely marks President Trump's last chance to reach a massive audience as he trails Joe Biden in polls nationally and in key states.
Every 30 seconds, a young Latino becomes eligible to vote, according to the Pew Research Center. Latino voters will make up the second-largest voting bloc behind white people, but they lag behind Black voters in showing up to the polls. North Carolina is no exception. So, what’s on the minds of young Latino voters in the Charlotte area and what will drive them to vote?
Just over 2 million North Carolinians have voted early for the election as of Tuesday, though a small fraction of ballots cast will need to be fixed, according to the state Board of Elections.
President Trump is racing across swing states in the homestretch of the election, making his closing arguments as he finds himself down in the polls.
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