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After a year in which there were 108 homicides in Charlotte -- the most since 1993 -- Charlotte's City Council is looking at treating violent crime as a public health issue. WFAE’s health reporter Claire Donnelly talks with All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn about what, exactly, that might mean.

 

Gwendolyn Glenn: Claire, what does it mean to take a public health approach to something like crime or violence?

Steve Harrison

The Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to allow the city manager to spend up to $500,000 on contracts with no public notice or a vote, a decision that some activists said would further lead to the militarization of the police.

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The Charlotte City Council's Budget and Effectiveness Committee said Tuesday morning that any switch to four-year terms should be approved by voters in a referendum.

City of Charlotte

Charlotte City Council members will vote Monday night on a budget that boosts salaries for police officers and firefighters. The $2.6 billion budget would also increase Charlotte’s property tax rate for the first time in five years.   

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The Charlotte city council voted Monday night to help finance 11 proposed affordable apartment projects around the city. But only a handful likely will move forward this year. 

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte City Council members Monday night could approve a revised plan for providing police protection in some unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County.

Cliff Barrows, the longtime music director and friend of the Rev. Billy Graham, was eulogized at Calvary Church in south Charlotte on Tuesday morning. He died last week at age 93.