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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: No Four Year Terms; NBA All-Star Weekend; ICE Arrests

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Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

The NBA All-Star weekend has arrived with fans, celebrities and NBA greats all descending on Charlotte. City Council questions CMPD DWI checkpoints, fearing confusion with ICE roundups. City Council’s LaWana Mayfield resigns her spot on a state commission and the council says “no” to four-year terms. Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories.

For the first time since 1991, the NBA All Star Game- and other related festivities are back in the Queen City. NBA greats, celebrities and fans alike are coming into town for All-Star events. We’ll talk about who is here and what to look for.

Charlotte City Council members are questioning whether CMPD should have called off DWI checkpoints that were set up last week, in light of ICE detaining about 200 people statewide — including some in the Queen City — citing that the checkpoints may cause immigrants to believe that CMPD is working with ICE. We discuss reaction from advocacy groups as well as CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox.

One week after LaWana Mayfield’s appointment to North Carolina’s Human Relations Commission, the city councilwoman resigned her spot on another state commission. What was the reason for the resignation?

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Charlotte Talks Host Mike Collins

And the council says “no” to the possibility of four-year terms. Host Mike Collins and our Roundup Reporters detail those and other stories on the local news roundup.

Guests:

Alex Olgin, WFAE reporter 

Gwendolyn Glenn, WFAE reporter

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal 

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter