Mary C. Curtis: Pres. Trump Moving RNC From Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC — President Donald Trump says the Republican National Convention will be looking for another host for its convention in late August.

Governor Roy Cooper isn’t planning to ease social distancing guidelines for a full-scale convention.

Here’s our political contributor Mary C. Curtis with the latest on the controversy.

Mary C. Curtis: Pres. Trump Demands Answer From Cooper on RNC

CHARLOTTE, NC — President Trump says governor Roy Cooper has about a week to decide on whether the Republican National Convention can be at full capacity in August.

Gov. Cooper says he supports having the convention in North Carolina but he has to put the health and safety of citizens first.

Here’s our political contributor Mary C. Curtis.

Mary C. Curtis: President Trump Threatens to Pull WHO Funding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Trump is threatening to permanently pull funding from The World Health Organization because of its early response to the coronavirus crisis. The president says the organization needs to “commit to substantive improvements in the next 30 days.” In a letter to the WHO Director-General, Trump says the organization’s mishandling of the pandemic has been costly for the world. Last month, Trump temporarily halted funding to the agency.

WCCB Political Contributor, Mary C. Curtis is breaking down President Trump’s latest criticism of WHO and the potential impacts of cutting funding.

Mary C. Curtis: Dr. Fauci, Other Experts Testify on Pandemic Response, Gov. Cooper Calls for More Testing in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The nation’s top health experts issue a warning on the coronavirus pandemic.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, was one of four top health experts who testified virtually before a Senate committee on Tuesday, where he others were pressed on whether the country is ready to reopen.

Meantime, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is calling for more testing as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

WCCB Political Contributor, Mary. C Curtis has the latest in the fight against coronavirus.

Mary C. Curtis: Phase 1 of North Carolina’s Reopening Plan

CHARLOTTE, NC — This week, North Carolina will take a step toward reopening the state.

Governor Roy Cooper says phase one of reopening starts Friday.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis breaks down the plan and what it means moving forward.

Mary C. Curtis: RNC Convention Plans Moving Ahead

CHARLOTTE, NC —  Charlotte still planning to host the Republican National Convention in August amid a global pandemic.

But is it time to pull the plug?

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on the local debate.

 

Mary C. Curtis: Reopening NC & Relief Bill for Small Businesses

CHARLOTTE, NC — More COVID-19 relief is coming from a $480 billion dollar package for small businesses.

There’s also money for hospitals and testing.

The bill moves from the senate to the house where it is expected to be voted on Thursday.

South Carolina made the move to lift restrictions for some businesses.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on what the move means.

Mary C. Curtis: Battle Escalates Between Trump, Governors

CHARLOTTE, NC — President Trump is now walking back on his words that he has absolute authority to decide when its time to reopen the economy.

The president now says he will leave it to governors to determine when to reopen states.

Political contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in on the debate.

Mary C. Curtis: Wisconsin Holds Primary During Pandemic

CHARLOTTE, NC — Despite a global pandemic, people lined up at the polls to cast their votes in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary.

The state supreme court blocked democratic governor Tony Evers’ bid to delay it until June.

Political contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in on the election and whether or not it was the right decision.

Mary C. Curtis: How U.S. Governors and Mayors Are Fighting Coronavirus

CHARLOTTE, NC — Governors and mayors across the country including the Carolinas have taken a lead role in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.

Many are giving day-to-day updates and holding press conferences to keep you informed.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in on how different leaders are responding.