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In his bid for U.S. Senate, Democrat Jeff Jackson has campaigned on legalizing marijuana. But while Jackson has campaigned on legalizing marijuana in North Carolina, he hasn’t been a key player on legalization bills during this legislative session. Why the disparity?
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    On the night of Sept 7. a sleeping 3-year-old boy was shot and killed after 150 rounds of bullets were shot into his home, police said. Two days earlier, a 16-year-old also lost his life to gun violence; a 14-year-old was arrested for that homicide. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police suspect these cases are connected and have ties to area high schools. Local activists and violence experts join us to discuss how teens are getting guns, and what can be done to prevent the deadly violence.
  • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted this week to maintain a mask mandate in schools, while Lincoln County's school board voted to make masks optional. Union County Public Schools stopped contact tracing and quarantines, but state health officials told the school board there to follow COVID-19 requirements or face possible legal action. Mecklenburg County employees are suspended for noncompliance of COVID testing rules and fear is high at three area schools connected to recent shootings.
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