Tuesday, February 17, 2015

First Drip (2/17/15): Frozen comes to Charlotte, NCGA staffers get raise, more

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 9:13 AM

In news you can find outside your window: The Charlotte area is iced over, just like a scene from Frozen. Between 3 p.m. yesterday and 6 a.m. this morning, WBTV reports "200 people were taken to the hospital. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say in the same time frame, they responded to 219 accident calls." See your favorite local news stations for more updates.

North Carolina legislative staffers who've previously worked for House speaker Tim Moore or his predecessor Thom Tillis got more than a 20-percent bump in their salaries. Is it what you know or who you know?

A federal judge temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration late Monday, the night before it was to take effect. "The decision from Judge Andrew Hanen, based in Brownsville [Texas], did not declare the executive action unconstitutional but said it should not take effect until the legal questions have been settled."

Yes, it's so cold outside. And it'll get colder later this week. But at least we can enjoy our hot chocolate. Scientists have discovered penguins can't use their taste buds to detect sweet, bitter or umami because of the cold.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events

items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation