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Cuts being considered for Blue Line

Based on recommendations from a financial consultant for the Charlotte Area Transit System, the planned Blue Line light-rail extension may be trimmed to make it more affordable. On Wednesday, Jeff Parker suggested to the Metropolitan Transit Commission that if CATS could find ways to cut ...

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City’s role in affordable housing questioned (access required)

In Charlotte, affordable housing has lately been at the fore of the “What role should government play?” debate. When voting for bond proposals Nov. 2, residents showed support for the city’s efforts to provide affordable-housing units. But the $15 million ...

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Settlement reached in Catawba-Wateree case

After three years, North and South Carolina have reached an agreement regarding the use of water in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. The Bi-State Catawba-Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission, enacted after South Carolina became worried about water supply and sued North ...

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Former mayors taken aback by committee mix-up (access required)

After receiving a letter from Mayor Anthony Foxx’s office Sept. 13, signed, to the best of his knowledge, by Foxx himself, Eric Dudley thought it was all settled. He was the new chairman of the Business Advisory Committee. But three ...

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‘Cash cow for Charlotte’ (access required)

Just follow the money. Do that, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte says, and you’ll find out why people in the unincorporated areas of Cornelius aren’t getting the police protection for which they pay. “It’s politics at its ultimate,” he said. “The ...

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Advisory board learns about power plant technology

The ReVenture Park Advisory Council met today to hear from a North Carolina businessman involved in research and development of the type of technology that is likely to be used in the proposed 30-megawatt renewable-energy biomass power plant planned for western Mecklenburg ...

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