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Local News Roundup: Presidential Candidates Visit NC; Governor's Race Tightens

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The week's top stories, including: Presidential candidates and their surrogates are everywhere in North Carolina. The governor’s race tightens. And CMPD’s police chief wants the public to help address issues in the Keith Scott shooting. 

On this week's local news roundup:

Battleground North Carolina continues to draw the presidential candidates. Donald Trump, down in the polls nationally but still in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, returned to Charlotte this week. Meanwhile, Clinton hit the North Carolina campaign trail with First Lady Michelle Obama and sent husband Bill on a bus tour of the state, where early voting over the past week has drawn long lines.

At Charlotte Event, Clinton Urges North Carolina To Vote Early (WFAE) 

Health care could be a focus of Donald Trump’s Charlotte speech (The Charlotte Observer) 

In the hot-button race for North Carolina governor, a new poll has Pat McCrory closing the gap with Roy Cooper.

McCrory closes gap against Cooper in new poll (The Charlotte Observer) 

Has the response to Hurricane Matthew moved the House Bill 2 controversy to the back burner?

Protests and Storms Make North Carolina’s Election Year ‘a Bizarre Experience’ (The New York Times) 

Charlotte appeared to take another HB2 economic hit as a Washington-based company cited the controversial law in its decision not to relocate here.

HB2 ‘hasn’t moved the needle’ on NC’s economy, Commerce Secretary Says (The Charlotte Observer) 

Another big vote is on tap in two weeks: a decision on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ new magnet plan.

Give Us Magnets, East Side Residents Tell CMS (WFAE)

The Keith Scott shooting continues to echo at City Hall and at Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters. The police chief wants the public involved in addressing issues raised by the Scott shooting, while the mayor says CMPD shouldn’t be investigating itself when officers use force. 

Should CMPD investigate its own officers after police shootings? Mayor, critics say no (The Charlotte Observer)