Friday, April 4, 2014

First Drip (4/4/14): Duke Energy stunting trees' growth, Barnes doesn't want to be mayor, more

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First the water, now our trees: Duke Energy workers have been injecting the soil surrounding trees in some neighborhoods with a chemical designed to stunt the trees' growth. "Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Layne acknowledged that the company made a mistake when it did not warn property owners that workers would come onto their property."

In the latest update on the trans student who was allegedly discriminated against at CPCC, the school says its policies and procedures are "in compliance with current laws." Additionally, the story is gaining national attention: Actress Laverne Cox released a statement yesterday supporting Andraya Williams. Cox plays a transgender character on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. To stay updated on this story, follow QNotes' continuing coverage.

Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes told NBC Charlotte he's not interested in the mayor position, saying it "takes too much time."

The CEO of Mozilla has resigned after coming under fire for donating to anti-gay legislation in California. In other news, OKCupid users can now go back to using Firefox to browse the dating site.

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