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Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: Plescia Resigns; More Illegal Congressional Districts

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On the local news roundup-- Mecklenburg County’s health director resigns.  The Supreme Courts decides against the legislature on the drawing of voter districts – again – and Roy Cooper joins a growing chorus of governors continuing to support the Paris Climate Accord. Host Mike Collins and the roundup reporters discuss the week's top local and regional news. 

On this edition of the local news roundup, Mecklenburg County Health Director Michael Plescia resigns after months of turmoil in the department over the agency’s failure to notify nearly 200 women about abnormal pap smear results. We’ll hear what Plescia had to say about his resignation and more about his departure.

North Carolina had another ruling in the Supreme Court this week, with the decision that 28 legislative districts in the state are illegally drawn, with race as a predominant factor. Five of those districts are in Mecklenburg County. We’ll talk about the ruling and what will happen now to the districts affected.

Governor Roy Cooper is part of a growing list of governors around the country pledging to continue support for the Paris Climate Accord. What he said, as well as what  local businesses are doing in continued support of the agreement.

The County Commission voted this week to approve a proclamation making June Ramadan Month, but not without questions from one commissioner who thinks it’s “a bit close to government endorsing a religion.”

Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters take a look at those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests: 

Tom Bullock, WFAE reporter.

Shawn Flynn, managing editor at Spectrum News Charlotte.

Lisa Worf, WFAE education reporter and assistant news director

Katie Peralta, reporter for The Charlotte Observer