Category Archives: Local government
Two issues: • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wants money to hire another 125 officers. Does the department have the capacity to train that many officers? Why no. But the department still asked for 125 more officers anyway. Unsurprising, Charlotte City Council is likely to give the CMPD money hire fewer officers, probably 50. • AndContinue Reading
Dan Way and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online a legal scholar’s assessment that North Carolina’s House Bill 2 was necessary to restore privacy protections in bathrooms and locker rooms. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines an ongoing debate over the volume of testing in N.C. schools.
Why now, and more importantly why were they previously shown to people attending the FBI’s Citizens Academy last year? Per the Charlotte Observer: The Observer and other media groups filed formal requests to get the videos after the FBI showed them to members of its Citizens Academy a year ago. Two reporters participating in theContinue Reading
The Schools Our Students Deserve Coalition protested in Greensboro on Saturday. They are asking state legislators and county commissioners to increase funding for instructional materials, support staff, and facilities, not salaries. Governor Pat McCrory announced this week that he’s looking to increase teacher salary, but members of the coalition say they’d prefer to see theContinue Reading