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Commissioners review report on libraries, recreation centers

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners received a report Wednesday by Hyong Yi, the county’s budget director, on the neighborhoods that may have closed schools as well as recreation centers and libraries that are shuttered or have reduced hours. According ...

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Board mulls taxicab fare changes

Charlotte’s Passenger Vehicles for Hire Board discussed Tuesday whether any changes should be made to the fare structure for Charlotte taxicabs. Burhan Al-Shaikh, manager of the Passenger Vehicles for Hire Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said he is surveying ...

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Council discusses solutions to affordable housing shortage

Charlotte City Council members were presented Tuesday with a report that outlines the need for more affordable housing in Mecklenburg County and offers policy recommendations. According to the report, prepared for the Charlotte Housing Authority by the University of North ...

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Mental health for inmates lacking, some say (access required)

There are 2,267 inmates in Mecklenburg County. Of those, 281, or 12 percent, on average are receiving mental health services, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Julia Rush. But some say the jail system is falling short of caring ...

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Platform Practicality (access required)

With Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate at 10.5 percent and the economy still sluggish, it’s no wonder that nearly all candidates in the upcoming Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners races have vowed to make the economy their No. 1 priority if ...

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