The Feb. 2 spill of coal ash slurry from a Duke Energy containment pond has taken a new turn with a federal grand jury issuing subpoenas for records from both Duke Energy and the state environmental regulator.
Feb 17, 2014 The Charlotte Observer
News broke Sunday that Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will be President Obama's choice to succeed Ray LaHood as transportation secretary. Although he does not have a transportation background, Foxx has been an advocate for mass transit and TOD.
Apr 29, 2013 The Charlotte Observer
A new budget proposal in North Carolina could pull all funding for a long-planned extension of Charlotte's light rail system.
May 26, 2011 The Charlotte Observer
As more and more people move to cities, they will be the focus of much policy and investment. But the suburbs should not be forgotten, argues Mary Newsom. They should be fixed.
Feb 18, 2011 The Charlotte Observer
As demographics shift and housing preferences of younger buyers lean away from single-family housing, much of the single-family-home-zoned areas in Charlotte will need to be rethought, according to this editorial.
Feb 10, 2011 The Charlotte Observer
Mary Newsom reviews a new book on New York City by Roberta Brandez Gratz, and finds lessons that cross borders even into her very different city of Charlotte.
Sep 20, 2010 The Charlotte Observer
After publishing two articles calling for Charlotte-area drivers to be more considerate of bicyclists, the comments on the online version were so numerous and hateful that the paper closed them down.
Aug 12, 2010 The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte just won $25 million in grants from the federal government to combine with $12 million of local funds to build a streetcar system. Some say it's a waste of money. This editorial from <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> argues its case.
Jul 19, 2010 The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte recently won a $25 million federal grant to begin construction on a streetcar system. <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> goes over some of the system's basics.
Jul 15, 2010 The Charlotte Observer
Plans to expand Charlotte's CATS light rail system to a nearby university could be delayed by a decade or more.
May 27, 2010 The Charlotte Observer