‘A Day Without a Woman’

CHARLOTTE, NC– Timed to coincide with the U.N.-designated International Women’s Day, organizers hope today’s ‘A Day Without a Woman’ movement will help people realize the contributions women make to society.  They are asking women to take the day off from paid and unpaid work, not spend any money, and wear ‘red’; the color of solidarity.  In North Carolina, some school districts including Chapel Hill-Carborro canceled classes…but will there be a lasting effect? WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

The NCAA / HB2 Deadline

CHARLOTTE, NC — The NCAA gave North Carolina until the end of February to repeal HB2 – or no games for six years. That deadline has passed and both sides are still at odds over what repeal would look like. WCCB Political Contributor Mary. C Curtis weighs in.

Turmoil in the Trump Administration

CHARLOTTE, NC– Michael Flynn is out as National Security Adviser in the Trump administration. Investigation reveals that a number of other top Trump aides also had constant contact with Russia during the campaign. What was the motive behind the conversations? What are the next steps for the Trump administration? WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis is weighs in.

So What About the I-77 Toll Lanes?

CHARLOTTE, NC —  The battle over the I-77 toll lanes project heads back to court today. A three-judge panel will hear Widen I-77’s appeal against the tolls running on 77 from Charlotte to Lake Norman. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

Will Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, run into Senate roadblocks?

CHARLOTTE, NC —  The White House is paving the way for Constitutional Conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the open spot on the nation’s highest court. Right now, it doesn’t seem like Democrats will put up much of a fight over his Supreme Court nomination. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

President Trump’s Wall Plan. How Will It Work?

CHARLOTTE, NC —  President Donald Trump plans to sign several executive orders today, including one to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Other orders are expected to eliminate sanctuary cities, cutting down on the number of refuges coming in to the United States. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

The Boycott and President-Elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration

CHARLOTTE, NC — There’s mixed reaction across the country this morning as President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration gets closer. So far, more than 50 democratic lawmakers are boycotting his inauguration ceremony. The wave of people not attending has grown since civil-rights icon Congressman John Lewis announced Friday he was boycotting the event. WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

President Obama’s Farewell Speech and His Legacy

CHARLOTTE, NC —  President Obama’s farewell message: “Yes we can. Yes we did.” The outgoing Commander in Chief also used his speech to encourage Americans to get out of their comfort zones and get more involved in politics. Our political contributor, Mary C. Curtis, joins us to weigh in on his legacy and his final message as president.

President Obama’s Legacy and the Affordable Care Act

CHARLOTTE, NC — President Obama and incoming Vice President Mike Pence will both be on Capitol Hill today talking about Obamacare. Pence is scheduled to meet with House Republicans on how to repeal and replace the health care law. Meantime, the President will meet with Democrats to figure out how to save his signature legislation. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

Questions About the New CMS Superintendent

CHARLOTTE, NC — After nearly two years of looking for a permanent replacement for Heath Morrison, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools names Doctor Clayton Wilcox the district’s next superintendent. Doctor Wilcox has the experience to lead CMS, but some district leaders worry about his long-term commitment to Charlotte. Reports show he left earlier jobs years before his contracts were up. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.