Michael Lowrey


Posts by Michael Lowrey (page 11)

  • Cecil Bothwell is no longer a Democrat

    Per the Asheville-Citizen Times: One of the city’s most outspoken Democrats, Cecil Bothwell, says he’s left the party over its choice of presidential candidates, leveling strong criticism at Hillary Clinton and calling the former secretary of state “entirely untrustworthy” and “a felon.” “Bernie Sanders announced the end of his…
    Michael Lowrey, July 13, 2016
  • Odd real estate lawsuit of the moment

    Per the Charlotte Observer: You’ve heard of one-story houses and two-story houses, but what’s a 1 1/2-story house? In a case that might have implications for homeowners across Mecklenburg County, a Superior Court judge last week heard arguments about whether a restriction limiting houses to “one-and-a-half stories in…
    Michael Lowrey, July 13, 2016
  • Elon Musk’s crumbling pedestal

    Therese Poletti of Marketwatch on Elon Musk and Tesla Motors: “(Musk) and our board have overseen the creation of tremendous value for all of Tesla’s stockholders,” Tesla said in an emailed statement. “The Tesla board is committed to a completely fair governance process.” The facts at hand show a…
    Michael Lowrey, July 12, 2016
  • Google Fiber opens for business in Charlotte

    If you live in Highland Creek and Highland Creek only as of now, though we should expect other areas to be added shortly, though when all or even most of Charlotte will have access to Google Fiber remains to be determined. As for pricing, there are three residential options,…
    Michael Lowrey, July 12, 2016
  • American Airlines adds CLT – Cedar Rapids

    Twice daily flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids, IA (CID) start on November 4th. This is the latest example of one of the major upsides from the American Airlines/US Airways merger. US Airways, with hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, DC, didn’t serve second-tier cities in the…
    Michael Lowrey, July 8, 2016
  • No flu nasal spray vaccine this winter

    Sometimes good ideas don’t work out so well in practice. Today’s case in point comes from the Mayo Clinic News Network via the Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) should not be used for the 2016-17 flu season…
    Michael Lowrey, July 8, 2016
  • Medical marijuana and Medicare prescription drug use

    From NPR: Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country. Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana…
    Michael Lowrey, July 7, 2016
  • American Airlines gets Charlotte-Havana route award

    The new aviation deal with Cuba limits U.S. air lines to 20 scheduled flights a day to Havana. Airline interest was much stronger than that though, with various U.S. carriers asking to run about 60 flights a day. Today, the Department of Transportation announced the winners, which included American…
    Michael Lowrey, July 7, 2016