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What Do We Do About LaWana Mayfield’s Truther Moment?

Will Charlotte council member LaWana Mayfield’s 9/11 conspiracy theory Facebook post cost her votes next year?

#discussCLT Podcast: A Preview of 'Social Media and Kids. It's Complicated.'

Let Them Lead the Way

The kids probably have a better grasp of social media’s complications and implications than adults.

‘The Real Issue Here Is Guns.’

Local police and schools can do any number of things to reduce the risk of mass slaughter in schools. But the kids are here to remind us all to fight the real enemy.

Momentum For the Community Land Trust

Charlotte City Council members are examining the tantalizing idea of a community land trust as a tool for keeping some homes affordable.

Can Charlotte Go From Dealmaker To Planmaker?

Charlotte is developing its first comprehensive plan in more than 25 years, and elected officials are confused about what planners are doing.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 36, Collecting Art in Charlotte

With LaCa Projects director Neely Verano

The Economic Crisis for Young Black Men

A new report from the same Harvard researchers behind the infamous (for Charlotte) economic mobility study unveils disturbing findings about the economic prospects of black men.

How HackathonCLT Hopes To Boost Charlotte’s Tech Rep

More than 1,000 ‘hackers’ will compete next week for prize money by crunching data to find ways to ease Charlotte’s divide between rich and poor.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 35, Our #MeToo, Charlotte Live Event

Why #MeToo Has a Charlotte Footprint, Too

The first #discussCLT event of 2018 centered on the #MeToo movement and how it’s developed in the Queen City.

GALLERY: #discussCLT: Me Too, Charlotte at Catawba Brewing Co.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 34, Charlotte Symphony CEO Mary A. Deissler

The #KeithLamontScott Demonstrations and the Russians

The U.S. Justice Department’s indictments of 13 Russians for undermining the American political system include references to some trolls capitalizing on the Keith Lamont Scott protests.

Who’s Going To Pay For Charlotte’s Transit Future?

CATS CEO John Lewis discusses the future of Charlotte’s transit system in the latest #discussCLT podcast episode. But can the city achieve its goals with minimal federal investment?

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 33, CATS CEO John Lewis

What Did (and Will) the Charlotte Women’s March Mean?

The Charlotte Women’s March meant a lot of different things to people who attended. Here are three big ones.

Taking Community Policing to the Communities

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, during a briefing Wednesday, released crime statistics for 2017. But Chief Kerr Putney also discussed the work beyond the stats.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 32, Voices of the Charlotte Women's March

To Stream, and How to Stream

The Charlotte City Council spent roughly an hour Monday discussing whether the city should stream its meetings on live online video via Facebook. On Tuesday, the debate continued on—where else?—Facebook.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 31, Basal Coffee

The Failed Amazon Bid and Charlotte’s Achilles Heel

Charlotte’s pride took a hit Thursday morning when the city was excluded from the list of potential sites for Amazon’s eastern headquarters. But the reason for the exclusion isn’t hard to figure out.

Leading on Opportunity Finds Its Leader

The Leading on Opportunity council finally named the community effort’s new director, Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter. Her work is, in more ways than one, cut out for her.

A County Commissioner Takes To the Streets

Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, a longtime advocate for the homeless, went uptown with sandwiches and hand warmers last week when the mercury dipped.
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