politics

Exclusive: Those “skill games” arcades feed off of Charlotte’s lower-income neighborhoods

At a former Bank of America branch on North Graham Street, just around the corner from what used to be drive-through lanes, flashing lights mark the entrance...

U.S. Senate race could be decided by college students

In front of a crowd of around 100 people in UNC Charlotte’s Star Quad, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jeff Jackson continued to test his electability...

Here’s what election fraud really looks like

The following is the Prologue to The Vote Collectors, excerpted for Axios Charlotte ahead of the book’s Nov. 16, 2021 release. A blazing pink sky...

Charlotte must not squander $700 million in pandemic relief money

From piloting a universal basic income program to purchasing hotels to house the homeless, cities and states are coming up with new ways to spend $350 billion...

How redistricting will shape political representation in Charlotte

This story was updated on Nov. 8 to reflect the approved redistricting maps. City and county leaders finalized the maps that determine political representation...

Where N.C. candidates for U.S. Senate stand on paid parental leave

North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race will be one of the most watched contests in the country in 2022, and it has the potential to tip the balance of power...

Charlotte’s pledge to raise $250 million for racial justice

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Nov. 19 to reflect the new fundraising total. One after another, leaders from Charlotte’s largest...

Here’s how the city will spend $60 million in pandemic relief

Charlotte City Council voted to allocate $60 million in federal pandemic relief funds to areas that have been affected by COVID-19. But there’s little...

5 things to know about redistricting in Charlotte

Charlotte City Council will soon redraw the maps that determine political representation in the city. Why it matters: With the release of the once-in-a-decade...

5 quick questions with Vi Lyles about that viral 704 Shop hoodie photo, plus the other shots you didn’t see

More like Mayor Vi-ral Lyles, right? The mayor was the talk of the local internet for a few hours this week when 704 Shop posted a photo of her posing in a...

Fundraising in the N.C. Senate race heats up

As expected, millions are pouring into the high-profile contest to replace U.S. Senator Richard Burr in 2022. Why it matters: In the purple state of North...

“Burn the ships”: Tariq Bokhari wants the GOP to take back Charlotte

The morning after another rager of a Monday night in local government, Charlotte’s most controversial city council member tapped the top of his Corkcicle...