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Mecklenburg County, NC reacts to covid vaccine roll-out

Rush Limbaugh

00:37 sec | 15 hrs ago

Mecklenburg County, NC reacts to covid vaccine roll-out

"Plenty of people water covert shot, but many counties not getting very much vaccine from the state availability of vaccine continues to be an issue for us. There's been a lot of talk over the past weekend about how the vaccine has been allocated over the past week. I will recognize the fact that we got additional doses in Mecklenburg County last week. We did not get those additional doses for this week. Mecklenburg County health director. Give me Harris in the last few minutes, she says. The health Department here will get 1900 doses this week. That's it. Plus eight cream and no von also getting some doses. But all appointments for this week are

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:54 min | Last month

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Because Mecklenburg County's health directors apparently pressured the team. Have a lot of questions about this, So I thought we checked with the bread Jensen, who covers the Panthers for us here on BT Brett. So, honestly, this move strikes me is somewhat foolish. I mean, the Panthers have had good success with 5000 fans in the stands. No outbreaks of the virus. But now the health director give me Harris is nervous. So the Panthers cave in? Well, you know, Mark and I will say this. I think it was intensive negotiations, and this is my own personal guest. I think they were intensive negotiations between the Panthers and the county Because don't forget the Duke's Mayor Bowl with weight force in Wisconsin, there are zero fans at Bank of America Stadium. I almost think this was a happy medium, where it's just gonna be the friends and family of players for the Saints. And the Panthers. They're gonna be allowed up to 1500 people. And so I think this was just maybe a negotiation and a happy medium. Yeah, but, you know, it seems to me the Panthers were in a position to go. Look, I know you want the Mayo Bowl canceled, but we've got a system in place that has proven successful one more game. We're not backing down, but I guess that would have been that would have looked good from a PR standpoint. Well, exactly that also say this that the Panthers have done like you said a fantastic job of keeping everything clean and separated. I I know for a fact. And the very first game. They had fans on a bright, sunny sunshiny day that they were kicking people out who weren't socially distancing after a few warnings, and so they were doing this Very strict and don't forget if they really wanted to. They could have opened up the upper deck. And so that has been closed the entire time so they could have even spaced out fans even more. If they wanted to said Okay, we'll have 2500 down below. We'll have 2500 up stop in a stadium that seats 75,000 people. I don't fully understand why, and I don't mean this to be ugly toward giving Harris but she's freaking out over some increase in cases, but clearly we don't have a problem with the hospital beds being overrun here locally. Um, it seems like she's just panicking. And really, I'm not sure why. Well, I look, I understand that we're having you know, a dramatic increase in cases stay wide. Even here locally, Mecklenburg County. I believe over the weekend. We had a single day of 1000 cases I get under. I understand why people are starting to worry. But before problem is, is that it was the same type of worry back in April and May and June, when we kept hearing that the hospital's we're gonna have 30,000 people inside, and they never did, and never even remotely had that inside. Exactly. So you know, the thing is into your point. Also, there has never been an outbreak and You know what? It's classified as an outbreak? Yeah. Two cases cases. Yeah, that's it. So there hasn't been an outbreak. The fact that there hasn't been two cases linked To Bank of America Stadium shows you how well the Panthers have been doing things. At what point does does does give me Harris lose her credibility? I mean, she's made these dire predictions that never happened, And now she's pressuring the Panthers not to have fans. When did she lose her credibility with the public? Has she already I will say this I don't think she will lose ever lose credibility. With anyone that votes Democrats and you also have to remember that this is a Democrat County that Democrats City by far Democrat County in the Democrats City and also you have to remember the fact that the media will never challenge Gibby Harris and pretty rarely, ever Dina Diorio. And so I mean, all you have to do is what towards last week. Medina told everyone to stay.

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What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

All Things Considered

07:44 min | Last month

What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

"Year year is is a a once once in in a decade opportunity for all 50 states to redraw the lines of state and congressional voting District's In most places. State lawmakers are in charge of drawing those maps. So both parties poured money into state legislative races this year, and the result was a major disappointment to Democrats. Republicans won in almost all the states that will be key to redistricting. We've got three reporters with us to talk about what these fights will look like in different parts of the country. Ashley Lopez from member Station Kut in Austin, Texas, Dirk Vander Hart from Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland and Steve Harrison of member station W F A in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good to have you all here? Hey, Ari. Hi, sorry. Actually, let's start with you in Texas. The state's getting more diverse, and it's one of many places where Democrats had hoped to take over the house and didn't what happened there. Yes, so those hopes were totally dashed. Democrats are hoping to gain a majority in the Texas house. You know, at least one chamber so they could have a seat at the table this time around because they've been completely shut out for decades, but much like every other state that Democrats were hoping to flip a chamber in they were unsuccessful. In Texas, they had their sights set on flipping nine seats. That were quite frankly, just out of reach for them, largely because those districts were drawn to favor Republicans by Republicans 10 years ago. So in case you wondered if, like redistricting was important. This is a good example. Why So Republican lawmakers are again completely in charge of the process, You know, from top to bottom and because of the U. S Supreme Court decision recently that said that states can gerrymander for partisan Basie's than they really don't have any reason to hold back. That makes it sound like Democrats in Texas have no tools at all. Is there any kind of check or balance on Republican power in the state? Yeah, well, like the last time the courts are really the only check they have right so Even though partisan gerrymandering his legal, which is drawing districts that favor of party over the other, drawing maps that discriminate against people of color is definitely not. That's illegal. And because race and partisanship sometimes go hand in hand, it might be kind of impossible for Republicans. Jerry Mander, based on partisanship without running afoul of racial discrimination laws. So and in fact, Stephanie Swanson with the League of Women voters of Texas, she said that this is actually been a persistent issue in Texas. So in the past 50 years, Texas has been found to have racially discriminated or violated the Voting Rights Act and every redistricting cycle. They could very much still do the same thing on Toe. Stop it. Yes! Oh, Texas has like a pretty bad track record with this and because of so much of Texas is growth in the past few years and decades has been overwhelmingly because of growth among communities of color groups say they're looking to make sure that those political lines draw like retain that political power and population growth that has accumulated over the past few years. All right, let's turn from Texas to Oregon because Republicans next year are going to have total control of 20 state. Legislatures, with Matt making power and Democrats are only going to have total control of seven, but Oregon is one of those seven. So Dirk Vander Hart, What does that mean for redistricting in your state? Well, that's right. Democrats here have super majorities in the House and Senate along with the governor's office, and as of January, they're going to hold the secretary of state's office as well. That's really notable here because in Oregon if the Legislature and governor can't agree on how to reach our legislative maps, the secretary of state takes over the process, and actually, in the past half century, the Legislature has failed to pass. They planned much of the time. So that is one reason Republicans were really adamant about hanging on to the secretary of state's office. In this year's election, there would have been at least some path for them to have meaningful influence in redistricting. Instead, though, a progressive Democrat named Show me a Fagan won the seat. So does that mean Republicans are totally frozen out in Oregon? As the Democrats are in Texas? You know for 2021 that absolutely looks like the case Earlier this year, there was an effort to try to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission that would take control of the process from lawmakers. That's something Republicans were pretty supportive of, but it failed to even get enough signatures to make the ballot. So show me a fake in the new secretary of State has said she would appoint an independent commission to help advise her. We have not seen a lot of what that looks like. All right, let's head east to North Carolina, which has been the site of many high profile gerrymandering cases over the last few years. What things look like now in Charlotte, Steve Harrison. Yes. So I think it's safe to say North Carolina has been one of those bitterly contested states over political Jerry Mannering after Republicans took control here in 2010. It was a North Carolina case. It was heard by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2019, in which the justices said that Jerry Mandarin based on political party was not unconstitutional. And that was a decision that Democrats across the country said was bad for democracy. In North Carolina. There was also litigation and state court that was successful enforced Republicans to redraw legislative and congressional maps before the 2020 election. And with these new maps, Democrats were really hopeful they could win at least one chamber and have a say and drawing the new maps next year. But they had to win in rural and suburban areas. And like what happened in Texas and other places those hopes really fizzled out. The GOP kept control of both the House and Senate. And so what does that mean for redrawing the maps next year? Has the GOP indicated what they plan to do so they aren't giving any clues, But first they're doing a little bit of gloating. They're saying, Look, we want in 2010 on maps the Democrats drew and we want in 2020 on maps that Democrats said you were pretty fair, so they're taking a victory lap. The question is, are they going to take a hard line approach next year and draw the maps themselves and lock Democrats out? Democrats here are pretty worried. Here's Natasha Marcus, a state senator from Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte. What I do think is that Republicans who run the General Assembly are smart, and they're gonna certainly Take steps to make things look transparent and one more thing. There's an assumption here that Democrats are going to benefit from new maps just because so much of the population growth is in cities like rally in Charlotte, which you're very blue. But the state's top Republican Senate leader, Phil Berger, is saying not so fast. He's making this kind of interesting argument that Republican voters in these cities are disenfranchised because the GOP doesn't have any representation there. So he's saying, Look, we have 30% of the vote and no members in the Legislature. So he's saying, Hey, maybe we should draw a safe Republican seat in Charlotte. So take a step back. These votes in November have implications for political power in the U. S over the next decade. What is this likely to mean? So, Yeah, one thing going forward in North Carolina, there was hope to have an independent commission to draw maps. That's what Democrats wanted. That's not gonna happen, and I think that's been a push in a lot of places around the country, and Republicans just aren't interested in doing that. So one thing I think you can have the possibility to continue nationwide is a situation where one party may get more votes for their state House chamber or state Senate chamber. But still have fewer seats overall. That is Steve Harrison of member station W F A E in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with Ashley Lopez of member station, Kut in Austin, Texas. And Dirk Vander Hart of Oregon. Public Broadcasting in Portland. Thank you all.

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What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

All Things Considered

07:30 min | Last month

What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

"In a decade opportunity for all 50 states to redraw the lines of state and congressional voting District's In most places. State lawmakers are in charge of drawing those maps. So both parties poured money into state legislative races this year, and the result was a major disappointment to Democrats. Republicans won in almost all the states that will be key to redistricting. We've got three reporters with us to talk about what these fights will look like in different parts of the country. Ashley Lopez from member Station Kut in Austin, Texas, Dirk Vander Hart from Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland and Steve Harrison of member station W F A in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good to have you all here? Hey, Ari. Hi. Actually, let's start with you in Texas. The state's getting more diverse, and it's one of many places where Democrats had hoped to take over the house and didn't what happened there. Yes, so those hopes were totally dashed. Democrats were hoping to gain a majority in the Texas house. You know, at least one chamber so they could have a seat at the table this time around because they've been completely shut out for decades, but much like every other state that Democrats were hoping to flip a chamber in they were unsuccessful. In Texas, they had their sights set on flipping nine seats. That were quite frankly, just out of reach for them, largely because those districts were drawn to favor Republicans by Republicans 10 years ago. So in case you wondered if, like redistricting was important. This is a good example. Why So Republican lawmakers are again completely in charge of the process. You know, from top to bottom and because of the U. S Supreme Court decision recently that said that states can gerrymander for partisan bases than they really don't have any reason to hold back. That makes it sound like Democrats in Texas have no tools at all. Is there any kind of check or balance on Republican power in the state? Yeah, well, like the last time the courts are really the only check they have right so Even though partisan gerrymandering his legal, which is drawing districts that favor of party over the other, drawing maps that discriminate against people of color is definitely not. That's illegal. And because race and partisanship sometimes go hand in hand, it might be kind of impossible for Republicans. Jerry Mander, based on partisanship without running afoul of racial discrimination laws. So and in fact, Stephanie Swanson with the League of Women voters of Texas, she said that this is actually been a persistent issue in Texas. So in the past 50 years, Texas has been found to have racially discriminated or violated the Voting Rights Act and every redistricting cycle. They could very much still do the same thing on Texas Toe Oregon because Republicans next year are going to have total control of 20 state legislatures, with Matt making power, and Democrats are only going to have total control of seven. But Oregon is one of those seven. So Dirk Vander Hart, What does that mean for redistricting in your state? Well, that's right. Democrats here have super majorities in the House and Senate along with the governor's office, and as of January, they're going to hold the secretary of state's office as well. That's really notable here because in Oregon if the Legislature and governor can't agree and how to reach our legislative maps, the secretary of state takes over the process. And actually, in the past half century, the Legislature has failed to pass. They plan much of the time. So that is one reason Republicans were really adamant about hanging on to the secretary of state's office. In this year's election, there would have been at least some path for them to have meaningful influence in redistricting. Instead, though, a progressive Democrat named Show me a Fagan won the seat. So does that mean Republicans are totally frozen out in Oregon? As the Democrats are in Texas? You know for 2021 that absolutely looks like the case Earlier this year, there was an effort to try to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission that would take control of the process from lawmakers. That's something Republicans were pretty supportive of, but it failed to even get enough signatures to make the ballot. So show me a fake in the new secretary of State has said she would appoint an independent commission to help advise her. We have not seen a lot of what that looks like. All right, let's head east to North Carolina, which has been the site of many high profile gerrymandering cases over the last few years. What things look like now in Charlotte, Steve Harrison. Yes. So I think it's safe to say North Carolina has been one of those bitterly contested states over political Jerry Mannering after Republicans took control here in 2010. It was a North Carolina case. It was heard by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2019, in which the justices said that Jerry Mandarin based on political party was not unconstitutional, and that was a decision that Democrats across the country said was bad for democracy. In North Carolina. There was also litigation and state court that was successful enforced Republicans to redraw legislative and congressional maps before the 2020 election. And with these new maps, Democrats were really hopeful they could win at least one chamber and have a say and drawing the new maps next year. But they had to win in rural and suburban areas. And like what happened in Texas and other places those hopes really fizzled out. The GOP kept control of both the House and Senate. And so what does that mean for redrawing the maps next year? Has the GOP indicated what they plan to do so they aren't giving any clues, But first they're doing a little bit of gloating. They're saying, Look, we want in 2010 on maps that Democrats drew and we want in 2020 on maps that Democrats said We're pretty fair, so they're taking a victory lap. The question is, are they going to take a hard line approach next year and draw the maps themselves and lock Democrats out? Democrats here are pretty worried. Here's Natasha Marcus, a state senator from Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte. What I do think is that Republicans who run the General Assembly are smart, and they're gonna certainly Take steps to make things look transparent and one more thing. There's an assumption here that Democrats are going to benefit from new maps just because so much of the population growth is in cities like rally in Charlotte, which you're very blue. The state's top Republican Senate leader, Phil Berger, is saying not so fast. He's making this kind of interesting argument that Republican voters in these cities are disenfranchised because the GOP doesn't have any representation there. So he's saying, Look, we have 30% of the vote and no members in the Legislature. So he's saying, Hey, maybe we should draw a safe Republican seat in Charlotte. So take a step back. These votes in November have implications for political power in the U. S over the next decade. What is this likely to mean? So, Yeah, one thing going forward in North Carolina, there was hope to have an independent commission to draw maps. That's what Democrats wanted. That's not gonna happen, and I think that's been a push in a lot of places around the country. And Republicans just aren't interested in doing that. So one thing I think you can have. The possibility to continue nationwide is a situation where one party may get more votes for their state House chamber or state Senate chamber. But still have fewer seats overall.

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U.S. breaks COVID-19 record for third straight day

KCBS Radio Weekend News

03:09 min | 2 months ago

U.S. breaks COVID-19 record for third straight day

"In the US There are more than 9.5 million cases of the Corona virus. And more than 234,000 people have died. 17 out of 50 States set record one day increases in covert 19 on Thursday, and the outbreak is hitting the Midwest hard. Illinois reported nearly 10,000 new cases Thursday alone. The number of hospitalizations in the US roast over 52,000 Thursday it increase for the 11th straight day. CBS Jim Priscilla tells US hospitals in some areas, they're overwhelmed several hospitals in the Metro ST Louis area. Have suspended elective procedures because there's so many people hospitalized. They need the bed space, so they're doing that rather drastic step but again. Covert 19 cases and hospitalizations are rising rapidly in the ST Louis area. Speaking of hospitals The county health director in El Paso, Texas, that border city Has said over the past few days that cases air rising so rapidly and again hospitalizations in El Paso that he feels that the hospitals the medical system, the health care system. Is it up breaking point? Very dire situation, apparently in El Paso. And there's also been a situation of kind of a bloom of covert 19 cases from church, right. This is going on in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Allison that is Charlotte. Where the county Health Department now says there have been eight deaths nearly 190 confirmed cases. And at least 15 hospitalizations related to a Corona virus outbreak linked to a weeklong church event about a month ago. This was an early October Hundreds attended the gathering at the United House of Prayer for all people in North Shark. So again, health officials in several states actually have been watching for any potential cases related to this worsening outbreak in Charlotte, and one more quick question I understand things are going to be a little different at grocery stores in Chicago and some other places over a new plan to get groceries out under covert 19. More and more of us or shopping online. In fact, the industry, Ellison says in August online grocery sales are up 75% from a year earlier were obviously changing of many of us are changing how we shop for food because of Corona virus. And more more grocery stores are increasing increasingly using floor space to fulfill those digital orders. Albertsons, which is based in Boise, Idaho, They're the nation's second largest grocery chain. They're testing the use of dozens of large temperature control lockers and select stores in Chicago and California for customers to pick up what they ordered online and also I think it's worth noting that Albertson's is also starting contactless payment in all of its 2200 plus stores. I suspect Alison as this corona virus pandemic continues, We're probably going to see more more. Stores and various change retail chains doing that Same thing, CBS Jim Priscilla

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Charlotte: COVID-19 cases tied to United House of Prayer

Rush Limbaugh

00:48 sec | 3 months ago

Charlotte: COVID-19 cases tied to United House of Prayer

"Corona virus outbreak here in Charlotte connected to the United House of Prayer. So today, the counties asking people who attended an event there recently to get tested. It's believed to be the largest outbreak so far in Mecklenburg County, and officials like Deputy Mecklenburg Health director Dr Reynard Washington, say testing is a necessity not for those who attended that weeklong convocation event that ended October 11th. The Health Department have been in contact with several local health department. About the state of North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia, as well as in New York City to inform them of the potential outbreak of events as well as I asked them to monitor for potential cases that may be connected to a drive through testing event will be held today and Friday from 9 A.m. to 5 P.m., a 28 45 Babies Ford Road near of the church, which refused to conduct testing on site, according to county

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All ballots are papers in North Carolina

Home Improvement

00:45 sec | 3 months ago

All ballots are papers in North Carolina

"Already cast their ballots so far in North Carolina, almost 15% of the registered voters. So where are those ballots going between now and Election Day? November 3rd Mecklenburg County, the election director, says the ballots are collected every day from all 33 early voting sites, and they're stored in a vault of the board of Elections office here in uptown. This early voter says she feels more secure voting in person than by mail. It makes me feel safer about it for sure, Just cause I can kind of see the process and, um And, uh, you know, I had I had no issues, I guess coming in and doing it. Ballot machines by law are not allowed to be connected to the Internet. And for the first time, all votes in the state are on paper ballots to leave a trackable paper trail and recount for recounts and audits. Presidential

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Virginia reports first child death from COVID-19

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:14 sec | 4 months ago

Virginia reports first child death from COVID-19

"Health department is reporting the first covert 19 death of a child in the the state state health health officials officials say say it it was was a a teenager teenager who who live live near near the the North North Carolina Carolina border. border. Beteen Beteen lived lived in in the the South South Side Side Health Health District, District, which which includes includes Brunswick, Brunswick, Halifax Halifax in in Mecklenburg Mecklenburg Counties. Counties.

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Thousands of North Carolina residents incorrectly sent text saying they were positive for COVID-19

WBBM Evening News

00:32 sec | 4 months ago

Thousands of North Carolina residents incorrectly sent text saying they were positive for COVID-19

"Thousands of people of North Carolina got unwelcome news. It turned out to be false. Mecklenburg County, which is home to Charlotte, incorrectly told some 7000 residents they had tested positive for Corona virus. Brenda Palace was among those getting the text message was scared that I was like I just returned to work. I don't even have like a month back at work, and I could be out of work again. More than 500. People also received a county email with the notice. The erroneous information was blamed on a glitch in the county's software system. Jim Krystle, a CBS News Greensboro, North

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

07:13 min | 5 months ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"11 99 www BT It is Friday Congratulations. You made it through. A week of the RNC. It was supposed to be here, but we all enjoyed watching it on TV. I know even people who screwed the president. You're watching it. You found a compelling You thought it was interesting, and we'll certainly take your feedback. On that. The reason why we didn't have it here. It's the cove. It Kobe rules. The Kobe rules mess everything up. Don't they can only sit with this number of people in this place for this amount of time. Heck, we'll let you know you're a lot of drink or not at a bar. That's why would welcome to the show Breaking bread. Jensen, Brett underscore Jensen. He's going to take us all through this tapestry of covert information and help us understand what it is that's going on, especially as it relates to The bars and restaurants and all that sort of what's going on in Mecklenburg County money. Well, starting at two o'clock, you had four entities getting together in meeting Because there has been some major disagreement on what is and what is not allowed and legal right now, and when the authorities don't know that's a problem. How do you expect anyone else to know when things have been fluid we've talked about the extreme hypocrisy is going on with the rulings. Coming out of Raleigh, Governor Cooper's office on what can and can't be opened. You know, bars can't be open. But as long as you're brewing, have a food truck outside on the curb your legal I mean, just all kinds of crazy stuff. So Here's what's going on in Mecca, Mark County, Okay. Deena Diorio, The Kennedy manager way back in March, thought she had the authority and argued with her own county attorney on whether or not she had the authority to shut. Everything down and make him a county and the county attorney said You don't have that authority because yes, I do. And what we found out. She doesn't remember what she did a shelter in place for the entire county. Well, turns out, you know, make Matthews amid Hill Pineville, Right. Granny's hunters Old Davidson didn't have to fall that she has no authority over Charlotte or anybody. Just the things that live in the car operate in the county and not in the city limits or town limits of some other place. Then she said, Well, okay, fine. We're just only gonna order and followed the governor's orders. Well, we know that and I believe it was July. She did not live up to her word, and she changed. And said, Okay, you know, no serving food past 11 o'clock, no sitting at bars at all period. Even if you're not drinking, and you unless you work at a waffle, how are eating at a Waffle House? And you can't, uh, you know, alcohol past 11 then so that was before Governor Cooper did anything right? And I go to Cooper came back about a week later and said, Okay. You can do You just can't serve. You can't serve alcohol after 11. Everything else is fine. You can serve food after 11 still setting the bar so The initial order that Mecklenburg County is put out, said it would run congruent with face too, and the governor's orders. Problem is They put a date on it, Fran said up through X date and the makeover. So here's where the tricky part is Mecklenburg County Dina Cheerios offices, saying Nope. Nope. That's still good. Dead. The Mecklenburg County ABC board, which is state run, right and the North Carolina alcohol Law Enforcement. Aley. Um they're saying no. You can still sit in bars now. Because your order taking he ran out and you never re issued another one. And see MPD is stuck in a metal going. We don't know what to do. What are we doing? Oh, my gosh. So you've got C MPD. Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County, ABC board and the North. Turn the A Lee all meeting toe iron this out, and the alien, the Mecklenburg County ABC border going Yeah, You're one around a long time ago. So they're having the office going? No, no, it said. It's a congrats and running alongside with face too. And the governor's orders and they're like, Yeah, but you put a date on it. Oh, boy. Oh, boy. So So the upshot to this for bars and restaurants or bars, Right restaurant? We're talking restaurants, all where you can eat right? So So The upshot for this will be what decision? What is the thing that they want to hear? Come out of this. What every restaurant wants to hear is that you can sit at a bar and be served because business is a rude, losing on an average bar. From from the ones that I've spoken to write, you know? And again, you know, people that have large bars. People have small bars. But, you know, I'm finding the ones that I've spoken to the losing anywhere between 15 and 20% in sales. Yeah. Right, And that's just because people like me Who go to lunch or businessman Francis Women's rights or just, you know, people who are lonely like Brad Jensen. When they go to a place to eat. They sent in a bar by themselves and they watch you know that maybe watch the TV or they know the bartender like Cheers and Norm and Cliff and you and you sit there. Well, now you can't even sit there. Even if you're drinking water. You can't sit there so absurd, but it's so it's so. And there's literally no science behind this whatsoever like not a single evidence. Every trace of covert 19 has been linked back to sitting at a bar, not one. It's absurd because we actually asked the assistant deputy back over the deputy health director, Michael McKinney. Who's an epidemiologist, and he said, Yeah, well, there is zero proof or tracing that we have on that. Okay. This is Deena Diorio doing this all on her own right? And so bores. Want to hear? Yes. You arrest once I should say yes. You can now be served at a restaurant and a bar. That's what I want to hear. Right? So we'll see what happens. Quickly Got 30? Seconds left. Tell me what's up with the Panthers in attendance. Okay, So we know Michael Bay County health director giving hairs and see open thirsty. Oh, Marquardt all said within the last week look, sometimes soon, there's going to be coming an announcement. Now I'm hearing this. This is not by any stretch confirmed, but I'm hearing and I'm being told by people in sports and in government if the Panthers are allowed to have fans in the stands Why Clemson is doing 19,000, North Carolina. UNC said the bill out fans in October. If the Panthers are allowed to have fans, it will be roughly between 15 and 20,000. The number I'm hearing it's 16 17,000, but the fact that the Panthers have already started hiring and putting in place people to run concession stands, okay. All right. Well, we're gonna wait and see what happens, right? I mean, this is this is progress of some sort and well, we'll watch it closely, My friend. I appreciate you breaking all this stuff down and especially your help over at fan Fest, Man. Great to have you with weather gets any tests count of the W B t MoistureLoc Severe weather.

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Four people tested positive for COVID-19 at Republican National Convention in Charlotte

KCBS 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 5 months ago

Four people tested positive for COVID-19 at Republican National Convention in Charlotte

"The GOP convention in North Carolina has been linked to some Kuroda virus cases. CBS's Jim Krystle, a two delegates and to support people who attended the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, have tested positive for covert 19, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Monday was the only day of the four day convention that was held in person in Charlotte, the original host city. Those who tested positive were immediately isolated.

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4 people tied to RNC in Charlotte have coronavirus: County

Jeff Katz

00:18 sec | 5 months ago

4 people tied to RNC in Charlotte have coronavirus: County

"Mecklenburg County say four people who were at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, a tested positive for covert 19. Those who tested positive were immediately isolated, the county says in a news release it nearly 800 people were tested who attended the event or who helps support it. After his big

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Nearly 300,000 requests made for absentee ballots in North Carolina

Rush Limbaugh

00:41 sec | 5 months ago

Nearly 300,000 requests made for absentee ballots in North Carolina

"To to vote vote by by mail mail here here in in North North Carolina? Carolina? More More and and more more people people asking asking for absentee ballots because of covert 19 are Jo Gillespie with the newest numbers and the boards of election began to send out the absentee ballots on September the fourth. They're gonna need some extra mailbags as up today, 295,959 requests have been made for the absentee ballots. 38,000 of those here in Mecklenburg County. Now we're at almost 11 times the number of request made back in 2016. When it comes to the cut off date for these balance, how many requests will be in? Some people think there could be 400 or 500,000 requests?

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Fearing more coronavirus cases, Mecklenburg leaders push for face mask requirement

Rush Limbaugh

00:52 sec | 7 months ago

Fearing more coronavirus cases, Mecklenburg leaders push for face mask requirement

"Station more talk of mandatory masking locally at one o'clock I'm mark garrison a sexist amble thing it's so simple to wear a mask that is Mecklenburg County commissioner Elaine palette their meeting last night commissioners most of them seem to favor forcing us to wear a mask in public because of coronavirus but commissioners power to do that is limited unless the towns in the county go along with it commissioner Trevor fuller wants to do a little arm twisting on the towns I would say that we ought to be leading our other municipalities on this question and not simply assuming that they will answer No when we decide that we want to make this a requirement in Mecklenburg County commissioners will take up that mandatory masking idea next week the mayor of mint hill telling W. B. T. he will only go by what the governor orders and he thinks governor Cooper could take action on mandatory masking before the county commission

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:45 min | 8 months ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Are there are in C. committee last night saying that they will move the vast majority of its convention to Jacksonville Florida at this point in time we are now evaluating what role the county will have in preparing for this scaled down event and as we move through that will certainly keep you posted on that and at this time I'll turn it over to give me for her update thank you for good afternoon as usual start with a data update as of noon today we've had six thousand two hundred and seventy five laboratory confirmed cases in Mecklenburg County today that we have had eleven days of triple digit numbers so over a hundred new cases every day for those of that eleven day period the highest being two hundred and fifty we've had a hundred and twenty three deaths and nineteen outbreak situation saying congregate living facilities at this point in time for more data report seventy two percent of our cases still are coming from individuals between the ages of twenty and fifty nine years of age and and that gives us I'd focus for some of the messaging that we need to do in our community as mentioned earlier a third of our cases to date have been among the Hispanic community and a large number of days are in the twenty to thirty five age range ninety two percent of our deaths however I've been in individuals over the age of sixty we have had nine deaths in individuals between the ages of forty and fifty nine.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:50 min | 9 months ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"And Mecklenburg County probably by a total of about a million votes I lost the entire election by nine thousand votes judicial watch's lawsuit argues that North Carolina Mecklenburg County in Guilford county failed to make reasonable efforts to remove in eligible voters from the registration rolls as required by the federal national voter registration act of nineteen ninety three so it's a law that counties are supposed to be removing people on the voting rolls that don't vote for a long period of time they're inactive voters and there's a reason for that lawsuit also claims that the these jurisdictions violated the in in V. R. A. by failing to make available to judicial watch public records concerning efforts to comply with the law so these democratic counties I'm sorry just happen to be democratic counties love to keep a lot of people on their voting rolls even though they've been inactive for a long long long time and the reason you don't want to keep him on your voting rolls if they're an activist because other people can get those list and find out who the inactive voters are let me tell you a little secret this is how the political operatives work see listen to this but because I've taught you everything you know but I'm a tell you everything I know this is the way you do it you send out a mailings to all the people that are registered to vote in your county and then those that are inactive you get return mail little yellow sticker no longer lives at this address because most of those people have moved and if you get that no longer live at this address that means you can tell certain people wait a minute I have a name on the voter rolls that's inactive you can use that name and do an absentee ballot or even do go vote in person using that name and no one would know the difference because there's no voter ID required member the Democrats held that up in court and now with absentee balloting that the Democrats used to be against before they were for it they love this because they'll just take their names off the inactive list USM Macomb active again no one will know the difference there is a way to game the voting system in North Carolina and about every other state but North Carolina according to the article is one of the worst in the nation says about seventeen percent of north Carolina's registrations were enacted while fifth worst of the forty states for which data seventeen percent so we have elections that are being determined we have a congressional election that was determined by less than one hundred votes we have a gubernatorial election that I was in that was determined at a four point six million by less than ten thousand votes and how many are on the voter rolls that are inactive it says seventy percent we're in accent which was seen percent now it says this too by way of comparison the median St in active rate was nine point six so we're at seventeen percent nine point six is in the middle that's a pretty big increase where is the outrage from the Democrats and the Republicans where is the outrage from the media see the media both our local statewide and federal media always talk about the outrages of Republicans passing rules that don't allow people to vote but there's never outrage about passing rules that don't allow people to vote you shouldn't vote or vote in someone else's name.

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North Carolina - Mecklenburg County Aims To Ramp Up Testing To 13K A Week

Vince Coakley

00:30 sec | 9 months ago

North Carolina - Mecklenburg County Aims To Ramp Up Testing To 13K A Week

"Mecklenburg County testing a lot more people now to see if they have the virus testing strategy aims to test roughly thirteen thousand residents per week to cover an additional five percent of our population over the next thirty days that is roughly eighteen hundred and fifty tests per day that's my number health director give me Harris the number of people testing positive continues to go down locally in the past week only seven percent of those tested had the virus in Mecklenburg County

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:38 min | 9 months ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Reported cases in Mecklenburg County one twenty to fifty nine year olds not saw this yesterday and thought to myself wow that's kind of scary as it is a guy who's gonna be fifteen enough five weeks it was was like oh I don't I'm not really crazy about that the calling we lost in the building was fifty two I believe no I wasn't crazy about reading that but then I realized twenty to fifty nine thirty nine years is not really a demographic or is that most people that's a big that's a big span to qualify as one group thirty nine year stretch I guess the idea is they want to emphasize that it's not just hold people that are getting the house hello you said summer fifty nine aha yeah you're funny so funny help you stay funny hold one these days too some it didn't bother me as much when the Kurds may that you're talking about thirty nine year span there and that survival rates are very high it's Sunday may third twenty twenty Sunday on well if you're not already on your way got some didn't ready to do but generally for church that's changing what that means is changing along with everything else I don't believe the DA churches will have to assemble in parking lots important to although if there was a charge for that's how they did it all the time they'd probably do okay there are folks it's like a check box I went to church this week his big a jerk as a whole no don't don't don't do that don't use it as a I'm in doldrums ticket don't use a trip to church as an excuse to be bad later in Ohio but working from home kids and adults schools closed for the year I think you will like that if your kid I just remember how excited I would get towards the end of the day end of the year and if someone took away the last day and just walked up to me say oh we currently I'm at school and I.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:12 min | 9 months ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Carolina Mecklenburg county's manager says the outlook here is not good the temporary closing of local businesses the reduction in hotel occupancies are the temporary halt of sitting down for a meal at a local restaurant why it's had an impact on the dollars that were circulated and the local economy will suffer even further you know lost employment so many county residents have sustained a manager dena diorio told county commissioners Friday morning the county the county's bank account is sound planning and saving so she's recommending the property tax stay the same this year with no tax increase restarting the economy several major shopping malls across North Carolina expected to re open this Friday the same day governor Roy Cooper stay at home order scheduled to end Simon property group which owns South Park and Concord mills among others says they will re open on may eighth along with Charlotte premium outlets in the southwest part of the city mall operator says all employees will be required to wear masks and take hand washing breaks the malls will also limit entrances hours and the number of people out of the buildings meanwhile a new statewide poll out says a lot of people are partly okay was shutting down for the coronavirus the new Meredith college poll finds that north Carolinians are very cautious about re opening the North Carolina economy the Meredith college poll conducted an online survey of six hundred four registered North Carolina voters over three quarters of respondents seventy six percent support the governor's extension of the stay at home water until may the eighth and even more seventy eight percent support the governor's decision to close North Carolina public schools G. T. Zhou Glaspie recording warm sunny spring time weather drawing people across the country outside of their quarantine homes even the coronavirus numbers are on a downward trend in New York City a thousand of the city's finest have been deployed and ordered if in for social distancing rules and make arrests and issue summons the violators of necessary over sixty were taken into custody on Saturday meanwhile in one town outside Oklahoma City an emergency proclamation ordering residents to wear masks in businesses didn't go over very well the proclamation would require patrons in stores and restaurants in still water to wear masks but that has been softened mayor will Joyce lifted the role after was in effect for just three hours and that was after there were reports of employees being threatened with physical violence if they enforce the order because Krista mail big changes coming to Charlotte Douglas airport thousands airports across the country and indeed the world airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face masks on flights and Charles dominant carrier American also cutting back the number of passengers on flights through the end of the month to encourage social distancing Cincinnati based Kroger which owns Harris teeter is going to begin limiting the amount of meat you can by limiting purchases of fresh pork and ground beef at select stores it's in response to a possible meat shortage that could come as several meat processing plants in the Midwest were forced to shut down due to a coronavirus WBZ sports Kobe nineteen continuing to impact the sporting world in new ways starting this weekend Major League Baseball teams will be allowed to make cuts and layoffs to help them through this pandemic MLB commissioner rob.

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North Carolina - Mecklenburg County’s coronavirus tests account for nearly 1/3 of N.C.’s total

WBT Afternoon Programming

00:41 sec | 10 months ago

North Carolina - Mecklenburg County’s coronavirus tests account for nearly 1/3 of N.C.’s total

"Mecklenburg county's top health official telling North Carolina politicians today that they better prepare for the possibility of a major medical catastrophe in the coming days and weeks as Mecklenburg County so it's just a few away from five hundred confirmed cases health director give me Harris told lawmakers in Raleigh that it's getting worse rapidly Harris said that more than a hundred and ninety new cases of happened in the last three days in Mecklenburg County and that it's spreading now in the homeless community at one point when discussing the increase Harris got emotional she said Mecklenburg County used to have half of the state's cases but now it only has a third to that point here is that they may have to set up a mass care site locally because patients from other counties and South Carolina we'll see care here Brian Jensen

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Mecklenburg coronavirus cases ‘rapidly’ increase, total nears 500. Now 16 deaths in NC

Rush Limbaugh

00:40 sec | 10 months ago

Mecklenburg coronavirus cases ‘rapidly’ increase, total nears 500. Now 16 deaths in NC

"County as more corona cases at one o'clock I'm mark garrison in the news center the county's health director painting a not so rosy picture of our situation as Mecklenburg County since just a few away from five hundred confirmed cases health director give me Harris told lawmakers in Raleigh that it's getting worse rapidly Harris said that more than a hundred and ninety new cases of happened in the last three days in Mecklenburg County and that is spreading now in the homeless community at one point when discussing the increase Harris got emotional she said Mecklenburg County used to have half of the state's cases but now it only has a third to that point here is that they may have to set up a mass care site locally because patients from other counties and South Carolina we'll see care here

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North Carolina State representative: “No plans” for a statewide shelter-in-place order

Chris Ferrell

00:46 sec | 11 months ago

North Carolina State representative: “No plans” for a statewide shelter-in-place order

"Now four states have issued mandatory shelters in place California New York Illinois and New Jersey could we see that here in the Carolinas right now both states governors say now how bout here in Mecklenburg County WBTV mark garrison reports when the county commission meets Tuesday for an update on corona virus in Mecklenburg County will there be new restrictions ordered such as a shelter in place commission chair George Dunlap says he doesn't think so when you look at the number of cases and Mecklenburg County and across the state when compared to other communities that have sheltered in place we're not at that point on Friday governor Cooper said right now there would not be a stay at home order issued state wide but there could be in the days ahead mark garrison W. B.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:43 min | 11 months ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Situation station five twenty three on news talk eleven ten nine eight nine three WBT continuing coverage of the corona virus pandemic shelter in place a possibility in Mecklenburg County according to the health director give me Harris met with county commissioners last night held a news conference yesterday some of what she said within the county we are looking at what other types of facilities or spaces that we could make available if we needed to isolate or quarantine people who may not be able to do it in their homes so we are we are exploring all of those options right now and are very far along in the planning on all of those issues so again we are lucky in that we have not come across that situation yet and we still have time to continue to plan and implement but I'm I feel good that we are having the conversations I know how we're going to react if it happens White House say has a news conference scheduled for eleven thirty later today at its most recent one was yesterday afternoon president trump we're stepping it up as much as we can and the testing procedures are going well and within a short period of time all of the private labs will kick in this never been done before and it's it's going to be something that are very I think it's going to be incredible if it's done properly and these are great companies these are among the greatest companies in the world actually so the state's going to be dealing themselves and with the local government local physicians local everybody they're also dealing with us we have a.

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Trump declares state of emergency among other coronavirus legislation

Ben Shapiro

00:56 sec | 11 months ago

Trump declares state of emergency among other coronavirus legislation

"Today I am officially declaring a national emergency trump also waived interest on federally held student loans and moved to prop up energy markets he also announced a new public private partnership to expand corona virus testing capabilities but said he takes no responsibility at all for the slow rollout of testing kits so far and that was something that number county health official talking about earlier today we were sent three tests yes for Mecklenburg County population just over a million the state gave the health department just three corona virus test kits and what we were told us after you use that as well so just three more and because those tests are so hard to get only high risk people with symptoms of the virus are going to be tested please don't just show up asking for a test right now only one Mecklenburg resident has tested positive for the virus but with so few tests available there's really no way to know just how many people are actually infected

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Charlotte: 2 potential tuberculosis cases at UNCC under investigation by county health officials

Rush Limbaugh

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Charlotte: 2 potential tuberculosis cases at UNCC under investigation by county health officials

"To possible cases of tuberculosis at you and see see Mecklenburg County public health and the NC division of public health and the U. N. C. student health center are investigating to potential cases of tuberculosis and they're working to identify and notify answering other students who may have been exposed health officials stress that to me is a treatable infection this is a risk to the general public including students faculty and staff at USC Charlotte is

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Therapy clinic offering long lasting nonsurgical solutions for chronic joint pain QC kinetics dot com who start a love in ten ninety nine three W. B. T. from the train traffic center bath once again to pay more all right we are seeing reports of some minor slowdowns east independence Boulevard east way Dr dealing with a crash in that area also waiting for another accidents a clear on Valentine comments parkway at black forest lane I still think some slowdowns on your red ways your drive times not as bad as they were yesterday seventy seven south between Mooresville and John bell freeway and that one is a twenty eight minute ride also forty five interlude between I eighty five in independence only twenty three minutes Pam Warner WBTW delivery driver shot at while making a delivery in west Charlotte that happened about ten o'clock last night near the intersection of mill bridge drive and ranch road see MPD says shots were fired at the delivery car the driver a female inside was not hers officers attempted to arrest a suspect he was holed up inside a home but after almost an hour standoff was arrested in a stand off between police the suspect in Gastonia as ended peacefully police say it started to some type of domestic situation with a woman held hostage of man barricaded himself inside a business dinner **** road in court drive police are questioning the man and the rash of vaping deaths has now hit North Carolina and it comes as public health officials here are realizing just how big a problem it is the latest death in North Carolina reported yesterday morning a cone health in Greensboro officials say the victims across the state range in age from sixteen to seventy two years old. old Mecklenburg County is set to release its.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Doctor mag Solomon Mecklenburg county's health director and she says drink a lot of water we encourage people not to wait until they're thirsty just drink but really to kind of keep up and be drinking throughout the day doctor Sullivan says kids playing outside or in swimming pools also need to drink a lot and parents need to pay attention we want to make sure that they're really staying hydrated they should be urinating frequently throughout the day that's a really good way to monitor hydration if you start feeling too hot tired or dizzy she says time to get out of the sun and get to a cool place at the health department more garrison W. B. teenagers house Democrats who will question former special counsel Robert Muller next week say that they need to work together because their time will be limited Illinois congressman Mike Quigley serves on the intelligence committee and says he and his colleagues must make the Muller questioning as productive as possible Democrats want to direct attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of president trump's conduct while Republicans say that the American people have moved on Jeanne Scalia the son of the late justice Antonin Scalia is the president's pick for labor secretary president trump is keeping it in the family the Scully a family as he taps jeans cleared the son of the late U. S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to begin the next labor secretary the move comes after Alexander Acosta step down amid controversy over a plea deal he brokered for financier Jeffrey F. scene who faces new charges in under age sex trafficking ring president trump is praising sickly as a lawyer with great experience Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the president has chosen someone who's proven to put corporate interests over those of worker rights in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox news a strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece today I damaged several buildings and dozens of people were trapped in elevators but no serious injuries were reported it had a magnitude of five point three a lot of people going free today namely federal convicts who sent says are affected by a criminal justice reform law that was passed a few months ago more than twenty two hundred inmates are set to be released by the federal bureau of prisons under a bill signed into law last year by president trump the inmates had the release dates recalculated based on good behavior under one of the law's provisions the first step back to among other things reduces mandatory minimum sentences in certain instances and offers resources for former inmates seeking employment more than eleven hundred federal inmates have already been released under the first step backed a law that received strong bipartisan support when it passed Congress at the White House John decker fox news W. B. two money watch the Dow was up fifty nine point son Chad Bauer W. B. C..

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Mecklenburg county commission meeting supporters of the arts, urging commissioners to put a quarter cent sales tax, increase on the ballot that would raise fifty million dollars a year to pay for arts Greenway, and public education. The role of the arts and culture is critical in building, strong bridges, and increasing dialogue understanding we asked, you put this on the ballots of voters can decide how they want to activate the quarter cent sales tax. There was a mixed response from Commissioner somewhere in support of the measure. Well, other stuff, there were other priorities that should be addressed Commissioner Susan Rodriguez McDowell, no matter how you dice it up. It hurts lower income people more. But I do think that hopefully it can also reach them more. Or if we find it properly, we fund the arts and parks and an education teachers, if we do those things, I think it'll, it'll reach those folks. So, so I think it is. Right. Also for us to let the community decide through their vote commissioners expected to vote on whether to put the referendum on the ballot at their July second meeting, Medicaid, and Medicaid expansion is a significant point of contention in North Carolina's final budget negotiations details from WBZ's Brett, Jensen, neither spending proposal proved by house and Senate Republicans contain money for Medicaid expansion. But governor ROY Cooper and says the adding hundreds of thousands of people to the state's Medicaid rolls must be part of budget talks. That was the message Cooper's office related legislative staffers Tuesday, which Senate Republicans translated as ultimatum negotiations are over unless the upcoming two year. Budget expand Medicaid spokesman for Cooper says there is no old tomato, and the governor invited legislative leaders to participate in. Face to face. Talks Republicans no longer hold a veto proof majority in the general assembly, which could lead to a stalemate that lasts beyond July first and that's when the new budget is supposed to take effect, Brett Jensen, WBZ news. New poll from Civitas takes a look at the twenty twenty North Carolina gubernatorial race it shows governor Reich Cooper with a forty seven to thirty seven percent lead over Republican, Dan forest. Sixteen percent are undecided. Cooper's approval rating has declined over the past few months. It's currently at fifty three percent down from fifty eight percent in March the Civitas poll also asked about President Trump's job performance fifty one percent disapprove and forty seven percent of North Carolina voters approved Republican Senator, Thom Tillis his approval ratings are down currently at twenty three percent compared to thirty four percent. Last November President Trump's former communications director and current FOX executive hope Hicks, testified on Capitol Hill today picks testified in private, but a transcript should be made public within two days, the New York Times reports Hicks refused. Answer questions about her time working for the president or for his transition team. The White House has said Hicks is immune from answering questions related to her work for the president Democrats say, she even refused to tell them the location of performer office in the west wing Hicks, it answer questions about her work on the Trump presidential campaign in Washington. Rachel Sutherland, FOX. Knicks WBZ money watch the Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged, but signalling it is prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the US economy from trade, conflicts and other threats while not changing rates fed officials say that uncertainties have increased and for that reason, the central Bank is prepared to act, as appropriate to sustain the expansion on Wall Street, the Dow is down three while the NASDAQ is up thirty two at WBZ we lead local. I'm Chad Bauer. WBZ news to live.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Plea, you'd be this one to to court and impaneled jury is can they be fair to do that Mecklenburg county one about the witnesses? We've got a lot of people were in the room. You have a lot of witnesses. How? How do you deal with the witnesses and getting the right interviews with them? Well, use your law enforcement assets. The investigation teams that are fantastic. They're in Charlotte Mecklenburg well seasoned professionals as you well know and. What happened I events. What you see what your what happened next? And then you compare the stories and you begin to knit together a cohesive of string events that you're able to take into court. Everyone is not going to see the same tragic event. Exactly the same way, but you are going to get common occurrences number of shots. There might be different of that. Because of just the human senses of of what was there to shots? Three shots. We went through this with the Kennedy assassination. There's always a difference in the human factor of of how many shots did you hear? And where did it come from? And who said? Shooter say anything before they did this or that and the other because you you want to know that because of the mental state of the shooter that's very very important because that can show premeditation versus non-premeditated sort of occurrence, you know, wanna move to another subject it's tough to do. But we're at the Wells Fargo and speaking about a guy who takes a lot of swings on the golf course. One Felix about us in Europe. You're one of the top lawyers North Carolina Bill Graham, we feel about us who just walked in a tent if Felix a- bodice during the pro-am hit somebody with a golf ball. Would you represent Felix or the person that he hit with a golf ball? And what would your first action against Felix about us? I wouldn't take an action against. Good. Thank you. Thank you. Okay. One other quick thing. While I got Felix on we're gonna talk about the golf term in the last segment we embar yesterday. If you were the US attorney, and you have frankly, the qualifications be the US Turney being a former DA Iran for governor. You know at all would you've been treated like that by the congress yesterday and Felix with you been treated like that by congress. You had a lot of restraint 'cause I would've gotten up a smack. All right. So Bill would you have represented Phil bodice if he had smacked whatever out of some of those senators yesterday, would you then represent Felix bodice, see? Striking about that. Governor was the Senator from Hawaii, basically, call bar liar, national television, and and and billboard just sat there he just sat there and took it feel to be on the golf course one time when I said I made a poor on that whole. He went no you did you liar. When I made that one hundred foot putt. Oh, yes, you're in the pro-am way from making a fifty foot, which he really did now is a hundred. Bill Graham Bill, thanks for being with us. We're going to close it out from quail hollow here and remind people that this segment of the Pat mccrory show has always presented by the law offices of Wallace and Graham Wallace Graham over thirty five years representing personal injury clients in North Carolina and coming up we got Bill. Thank you so much and coming up as the one and only Felix about us the guy who helped bring the Hornets. The guy brought the checkers providence Fosse for the nights the Panthers. Keep the Panthers here Charlotte and the Wells Fargo,.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Regained control of the US house in yesterday's election while Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate in North Carolina's ninth congressional district. It appears Republican Mark Harris has narrowly defeated democrat Dan McCreary with the current margin under two thousand votes, which means McCreadie could seek a recount while McCreevy has not yet conceded Harris gave a victory speech early this morning. We kept saying over and over again that these were two distinct choices, and I thank God that the people of the ninth district have made their choice this evening, and we are thankful. There was a Blue Wave on the Mecklenburg county commission with all three Republican incumbents losing, Elaine Powell, defeated Jim Puckett. Susan rodriguez. Mcdowell beat Bill James and Susan harden defeated Matthew Ridenour, former state Representative Tricia Cottam spoke with WBZ's morning. News Mecklenburg county is going to be nine zero nine democratic Kelly commission seats, what is that? That look like for our county is is that ideal. I think many of us would say it's not that. That's where we are in the general assembly. Democrats broke the GOP's veto proof majority gaining eight seats in the house, and it looks like they'll gain some seats in the Senate as well when it came to the six constitutional amendments on the North Carolina. Ballot voter said, no to the two that would shift power to legislators from the governor while the voter ID income tax hunting and fishing and victims rights amendments passed in South Carolina, Republicans held onto all seven statewide offices, including governor Henry McMaster, but Democrats slipped a US house seat for the first time since nineteen Eighty-six democrat. Joe Cunningham beat Republican Katie Errington who defeated Mark Sanford in the primary.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

05:22 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Eight minutes before nine can you do a show with the governor next hour said, yeah. But he's he's got eight minutes. And he said he's in the lobby. So anyway, happy birthday to us. On the Pat replaced all the listeners. We appreciate we're having a good time. Hope you notice we laugh we cry. We celebrate we criticize, but we always have fun. Yeah. Likes the show to he's still adjusting. But he's a fan. Let's talk about where some of these candidates their heads are today. What are they thinking? Namely, let's go to North Carolina house race district one zero three now. And we went off the air at eleven o'clock last night. This one was in the other direction not by much. But Rachel hunt was defeating Bill Brawley, and as we speak to you right now. Bill Brawley now has a fifty to vote lead over Rachel hunt in that race. I think there was one precinct. Maybe in Matthew's Orrin in Union County that put Brawley into the lead for the first time. Rachel hot spent one point one million dollars that we know of and maybe more on this race her dad's machine that honorable Jim hot. Former governor of North Carolina for sixteen years has has his fingers on the pulse of where money comes from in politics. He can raise money better than anyone in North Carolina. And he obviously. Help. Rachel hunt. Do that Rachel Honda even changed her? Last name went back to her maiden name for this race and has made this race very close against a very effective. Incumbent Bill Brawley. And so what what should Bill be doing right now get some lawyers and getting a recount team and calling up the speaker of the house, Tim born? How 'bout putting some money into help me pay for these lawyers and Tim Moore should be buses, but protect one of these colleagues one of these only colleagues left in a major urban center in Wake County or in Mecklenburg county, Orrin Guilford county. The Republicans have lost the urban centers when it comes to the house of representatives and stay North Carolina longtime city councilman and then became a general assembly member district one oh four Andy Doolan has apparently lost his race against Brandon Lofton. The the vote margin is a one thousand three forty one. Brandon Lofton over Andy Doolan it's heartbreaking for me. And he's a good friend. Who's a good city council members? Good one term incumbent house member he loved the job, he loves Charlotte. He loves North Carolina. And the cheapest political shot that I've ever seen in North Carolina. Politics was directed toward an a male out from the North Carolina Democratic Party, which we'll talk about later, but I'm telling you right now, the North Carolina Democratic Party should send out an apology. And so should the individual who beat Andy Dolan for allowing a mail out to go out which basically accused Andy Doolan of something that he had nothing to do with. In fact, I had more to do with it the Nandy Doolan, and so did Democrats and Republicans on the Charlotte city council for eight years ago. It was the biggest smear mailing. I've ever seen in Mecklenburg politics, and the Charlotte observer ought to call who's this guy, Brandon loft? Brandon lopped he's a lawyer for a major law firm here in Charlotte. Shame on you. For allowing that mail out to go against Andy. Doolan candy Doolan didn't deserve that. He's a good, man. He's a great family, man. He's got a great kids and a great wife and for him to hit below the belt the way he did on a male out is sickening. And it makes me never want to be a part of politics or not recommend politics for young people. But Brandon should be ashamed of the Democratic Party and himself for allowing that to happen. What if you're what if you're a Republican race for right now, you're a Republican on the Mecklenburg county commission. I e you're Bill James your Jim Puckett or your Matthew Ridenour all three lost. And now that makes it a complete democratic majority as in nine, oh, which means they have total control over the Mecklenburg county board of elections to which will be doing these recounts, which makes be extremely nervous for Bill Brawley and even for Harris. It makes me extremely nervous riding how. Our tell you. You're good, man. You were great county Commissioner, you really tried to get along with the Democrats, the Democrats paid you back by doing that by defeating you. And I hope you stay in politics. You're young guy you deserve better. I hope you run for something else in the future. Nine hundred Bill James. You should have probably got out of that seat a long time ago, and yet sunlit someone else get in you got too comfortable, you quick campaigning. Thank you for your service. But you stay too long. Jim pocket. You got what you probably deserve your old a lot of people under the bus. You got on the ROY Cooper bandwagon. On the I seventy seven toll lanes. You forgot to remind everyone that ROY Cooper approved the contract, you let the Democrats get a free ride on that controversial issue. And as a result Bradford's gone tarts gone, and you're gone..

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"New sheriff The first time we ever met Gary. McFadden was, because of a show a new show in fact that was coming on discovery investigation Discovery Channel called IM homicide is still. Have every episode you ever did on my. VCR, that's a beautiful thing. Or whatever they call no they're fun to watch especially if you, if you, if you've lived here for a long. Long time you remember ninety percent of those cases I asked you one day whatever happened to the doctor out, there on, Carmel who shot his wife and stuff. Trash barrel and and you worked on that case I certainly. Did, so that. Certainly congratulations on the sheriff thing well thank you I ran into you in the lobby one day, you? A homicide detective. For thirty some odd years right that is? Correct. So, why. Do you want to be sheriff I want to change things I want to make. Things a little different can you as a. Sheriff, I understand about the. Whole two eighty seven g stuff and I know you can change, that if, you want to but how much change. Can you instigate as a sheriff thank you contains a lot if you know what you're doing you know you, change a, community community engagement you know change some. Things at a courthouse change some things in the jail makes. Life, much better. For a lot of people you and I talked about and I'm not really sure facilities but you, will? Be they just. Had this would have been a week ago The fourth death at the Mecklenburg county jail and this one said this. Was, a, Jerome Thompson who jumped from the second floor of a general, housing pod now would that be out there off sunset. Or close to that and said that will be here downtown how do you decide you jump out. The second story that's a big, tall building will we. Have to take a look at that you know safety precautions railing all of that needs to. Be looked at so this didn't happen. He didn't. He didn't fall to the. Outside he fell to the inside inside okay. I guess that's what I? Didn't understand and that's where I started to get into. A facility problem because I've been in that jail in fact, well no I was there when you got when they? First opened it we took. The broadcast down there and somehow. Or another, they managed to keep me Mike. From the intake center all the way up. To. The holding cells by the end of the broadcast it was a fascinating we wandered through the halls and went through all the different departments, and and it was. Unbelievable there was nobody in the jail yet they were All coming. The next day or good and one of the things that was going on at about the time. That we were doing that if, my recollection is right. Is was Henry Louis Wallis he should have been one of their first residents that is correct. Back in the nineties that would be. Correct yeah So you've got a new TV show coming out, or at least one that you're involved with and I'll let you tell me to say, but it's called bad Henry and it's about Henry. Louis Wallace which was a technically we find found out we had a serial killer in town yes we did a Syracuse that operated from ninety two to. Ninety five here and he was operating ran onto our noses during the time of the. Big crack epidemic hearing. Charlotte And across the country everybody was dealing with crack cocaine, back then It was the war on drugs, so everybody was dealing with drugs and. The violence in the city and we just had. Murders after murder these those years were our Record, number of homicides during that time but. That was almost pre gang I mean that was I think, gangs were starting to be we were starting to become aware of them but we were still as a city kind of in denial. That we had a. Gang or the gangs were here that is correct we doing that, time if, you remember the movie famous for violence and drugs was new. Jack city and it just, came out and then gangs were being formed gangs are always been around. But we did not recognize a lot of gang activity during that time so nineteen nineties that would have been twenty eight years? Ago was, ninety. Two when so you were what in your forty s late, thirties thirties I'm not at all Yeah well?.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Of voters there are an equal number of republicans and unaffiliated voters and then a smaller amount of democrats and in within the unaffiliated voter segment there are significant amount of voters who normally vote democrat in a primary and so there is a great opportunity for this district to flip from republicans democratic this year which is very exciting where this district is one of the top six in the states that could be flipped so we are really excited to get the vote for that the main issues in north mecklenburg county one of them is sort of unusual when i describe it there is going to be managed toll lane and it's being billed as we speak in our on our highway here and really that contract to that manageable rain was done behind closed doors and without we input from the citizens that live in this part of north number county and people here are set about that because they feel like their representatives and raleigh turn their back on them and did not give people who live here opportunity to voice their opinion of this pool lane and also pushed it through with seemingly not having a lot of concern about what the impact was going to be on the citizens that live here and for us live here in north mecklenburg which is north of charlotte north carolina there is a lot of traffic the growth in population has skyrocketed in the past few years and it's hard to get for one place to the other without having sit in traffic and so what doesn't really wanted was expanding the highways of we can have an easier time commuting to and from charlotte and going north up to morrisville but that's not what happens now we have this tooling what it really speaks to as the representative in raleigh weren't paying attention weren't listening to what the citizens here want we also are.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"By federal authorities and it's something that is a political hot potato i think that's kind of an understatement one sheriff who is very supportive of this program and participates is joining us now mecklenburg county sheriff irwin carmichael who's joining us on this program for the very first time good morning welcome to the broadcast sir good morning advance i certainly appreciate you having us on well i wanna jump right in and talk about this for those who who are not familiar with the t eighty to eighty seven g program tell us how this works what does he is it is a federal program and it is a federal database the only way person will ever be able or will be entered into this program they have to be arrested and charged with a crime embroiled her our jail so like last year we had over thirty five thousand people that were brought to the mecklenburg county jail every person who was brought here they're always asked the same questions what country are you a citizen or national in where were you born depending on how they answer those questions is when they enter into the program and from there we're able to identify exactly who this person was those thirty five thousand people last year every single person was identified the ones who are foreign born this is the program that is used to identify who they are because they could be i mean a person from another country they could have committed a murder in that country and they fled here they're hiding out there a fugitive don away we're gonna know this is through this program so we're able to positively identify exactly who they are what's the benefit to the local community of participating in this program is that is is no one who is in our community and we're able to know the one of the reasons we have it for our jail is when a person is arrested charged with a crime brought in we're able to identify who they are they may be a game member and so from there before were we classify them in our.

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"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:39 min | 3 years ago

"mecklenburg county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Because i remember talking to you as mayor we'd arrest someone for a crime here in charlotte they use one benefit we do their fingerprint and another identification would come up from a previous arrest in another jurisdiction some extremely serious criminal offenses we had every charge that some of the inmates head for homicide to our broccoli lot of vehicle thefts and if you remember back during that time period there was hardly a week went by that there wasn't some innocent family killed by near legal alien in the community driver's license driving the wrong way on an interstate highway it hitting the family head on and these were the type of people that we were trying to identify it was always said well the sheriff must be out rounding up until this day and i know call michael real well no one in the sheriff's office has ever done a round up or goes out and look for illegals because it's difficult to keep up with ones that are brought our doorstep at the jail dentist by them we've never done that in their pretense and the people that are brought to your jail or the people that the charlotte or huntersville cornelius police departments arrested right they they were under arrest twentyone lower portion agencies in mecklenburg county that bring prisoners to the mecklenburg county jail either federal or state or local prisoners to be housed and we have to know who they are we have to know who they are before we release a bond or whatever the circumstance might be if i recall then when i was mayor i was very supportive of your efforts because our police one no the real identity because we'd solve other crimes if we knew who they were and by the way do you know of any other country in the world which doesn't want to know the real identity of the people in their country take a lot of this is a misunderstanding you know we're not after the folks come you know the the muslim ones grass retain or whatever we're the people that are committing crimes against the people of the united states and to get them out but we have had so many multiple returns deportation it's nearly impossible once they're returned to keep him out again former sheriff jim pendergraph joining us on the.

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