Politics

Monday's City Council Meeting Should be Anything But Boring

100s are expected to rally, dozens are expected to speak and one vote is expected to happen: on whether to add additional non-discrimination language to the city's existing ordinance.

City Council Votes On New Code of Ethics

Holding elected officials accountable or punishing them for one corrupt politician's actions. That was the debate Monday tonight during a vote on a revised ethics policy for Charlotte City Council.

Does CLT Need Updated Non-Discrimination Policy?

Supporters say the proposed updates offer long-needed protection for the LGBT community. Critics call the updates unnecessary and discriminatory against another group.

Biden, Foxx Talk Transportation in Charlotte

VP Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx were in Charlotte Thursday, pitching a plan to improve the country's infrastructure.

President to Ask Congress to Use Military Force Against ISIS

The request would expand President Obama's authority to fight the terror group over the next three years.

Local Middle East Expert Says ISIS Crossed Line

President Obama is facing mounting pressure to move more quickly to provide military equipment to Jordan. Read More »

Obama Unveils $4 Trillion Budget Plan

The 10-year plan would add nearly $6 trillion to the nation's debt. The proposal also includes nearly $300 billion in tax relief for the middle class.

NC General Assembly Back to Business

The North Carolina Legislature returned to session Wednesday, getting back to work after a two-week break.

President Obama Asks for Unity in State of the Union Address

Supporting the middle class, stopping ISIL's advances in the Middle East, and protecting the privacy of American families. Those were just a few of the topics in Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Supreme Court to Decide Same-Sex Couples' Right to Marry

The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

Mayor Lays Out Key Projects in First State of the City Address

Charlotte's mayor says reinvention is key to the Queen City's future. Dan Clodfelter laid out plans for 2015 during his first State of the City address Tuesday.

Racial Profiling Ordinance Delayed

City Council put off a decision on the plan, saying they needed more time to review the ordinance and how it would be implemented.

New NC Laws Take Effect

A number of new laws take effect in North Carolina at midnight Wednesday. Among them are lower tax rates for individuals and corporations, but fewer tax breaks.

Clodfelter Running for Mayor in 2015

The Mayor filed paperwork with the Board of Elections Tuesday, saying he has formed a fund-raising committee.

Charlotte Cuban-Americans React to Change in Policy

We're getting reactions about President Obama's historic change in policy toward Cuba from Cuban-Americans who live here in Charlotte.

Jeb Bush To Explore Run For Presidency

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to "actively explore" a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans. Read More »

Senator Kay Hagan Says Goodbye to Fellow Senators

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan said goodbye Friday night to fellow Senators and supporters. She was defeated in the November midterm elections by Republican and former North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

House Approves Stop-Gap Extension to Prevent Shutdown

It will keep the government running until Wednesday, and gives the Senate more time to vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

Advocates Call on Governor McCrory to Support Immigrants

McCrory joined 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive order on immigration.

Chesterfield Co. Sheriff Will Not Get Any Control of Animal Shelter

Animal advocates are pleased, but say while this battle has been won, the war may not be over.

Chesterfield Co. Animal Shelter: "If Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It."

That's the feeling from more than 5,000 people who want the Chesterfield Co. Sheriff to stay out of the animal shelter. They've signed a petition against Jay Brooks' plan. Brooks explained why his plan is good for the shelter that is still healing from a violent history.

Commission Chair Defends Board's Reputation, Calls For Unity

A call for unity among Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners after a drama-filled night at the Government Center on Monday.

Cloud of Controversy as Commissioners Break Tradition

A power struggle among Democrats at the Mecklenburg County Commissioner's swearing-in ceremony left the board breaking tradition.

Rallies In Charlotte Focus On Racial Profiling

Several hundred people showed up for rallies across Charlotte Tuesday. Activists want the unrest in Ferguson to affect change locally.

Republicans Fire Back at Obama's Immigration Plan

Local Latino families are celebrating as President Obama signs executive actions to reform what he calls a broken immigration system.

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