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Turf battle (access required)

At a time when Charlotte is trying to save its diminishing tree canopy, some homeowners are questioning why the city plans to cut down mature trees in their yards to install stormwater-management devices. Trees are on the chopping block in ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Tracking the stimulus (access required)

Eighteen months and $787 billion later, the final verdict on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill, is still unclear, particularly for Mecklenburg County. According to the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment, ...

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Taxed drivers (access required)

“There’s blood on somebody’s hands,” said William Dobbins as he addressed the Charlotte City Council last week. Dobbins, president of Owners and Operators of Charlotte Douglas Airport Taxicab Association, was speaking about the Aug. 21 death of former taxicab driver ...

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