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A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...

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Foreclosure probe does not stem from N.C. complaints

An investigation by the North Carolina attorney general into the foreclosure practices of 14 mortgage lenders does not stem from complaints from North Carolina consumers, according to a spokeswoman for the attorney general. On Wednesday, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced ...

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Rail wails (access required)

Carroll Gray is frustrated with the Charlotte City Council. As executive director of the Lake Norman Transportation Commission, Gray is charged with improving road, interstate and commuter-rail infrastructure in north Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. The Charlotte Area Transit System’s proposed ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Council OKs tree ordinance revisions After five years, the Charlotte City Council approved revisions to a tree ordinance Monday. The ordinance requires developers to preserve a minimum of 15 percent of trees in ...

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Struggling for support (access required)

As Charlotte and the surrounding area continue to grow, the region is seeing more urban problems — including a growing number of people with HIV. Despite efforts at prevention, HIV cases in Mecklenburg County are steadily increasing. Though the county ...

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Twilight Zoning (access required)

As Charlotte-area restaurant owners struggle to bring home the bacon in the current economy, some are adding entertainment as a way to bring in more customers. But by trying to rake in the dough, they might be breaking zoning laws ...

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