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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Rayquan Borum Trial; Gov. Cooper's Budget; Mayor Lyles In DC

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Dates for the new election in the 9th Congressional district have been set and Republicans are throwing hats into the ring. Rayquan Borum’s murder case goes to the jury after Borum declines to testify. Mayor Vi Lyles is the only U.S. mayor named to the newly formed American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, and Gov. Cooper releases his budget recommendations. 

A new election is in the works for the 9th Congressional District, beginning with candidate filing on March 11 and a primary in May. Several Republicans have thrown their hats in the ring. We'll learn more, and we'll also talk about the latest arrests in the election fraud case in that district.

The murder trial of Rayquan Borum is nearing its end, as the case went to the jury on Wednesday after Borum declined to testify the day before. We'll bring the latest.

Mayor Vi Lyles has had a busy week, with a trip to Washington as the only U.S. mayor on the newly formed American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. But before that, she wrote a "letter to the community" addressing immigration enforcement operations in Charlotte after she faced criticism last week for not condemning recent raids.  

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Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins

And Gov. Cooper released his budget proposal for North Carolina this week. What are his priorities? 

Host Mike Collins and a roundtable of local reporters discuss these topics and others on the local news roundup.

Guests:

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter 

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter 

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of QCityMetro .com