First Drip (9/25/14): Airport commission aires grievances, Stewart not charged in fellow driver's death, more


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The chairman of the Charlotte Airport Commission aired grievances with the group's standing - it hasn't been able to exercise any power since the General Assembly created it last year - during a meeting at the airport Wednesday. “The position that the city and the state have put this commission into, I believe, is outrageous,” Chairman Robert Stolz said. “We’re still stuck in the mud. Maybe worse, we’re stuck in the middle of a battlefield in what I would consider to be no man’s land, shooting all around us.”

In August, the U.S. government relocated to North Carolina 219 refugee children who fled Central America. About 43,420 children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border were sent to sponsors, mostly family members, between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31. North Carolina received 1,648 in that time.

A grand jury has decided not to charge NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in the death of fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. Stewart hit Ward after Ward exited his vehicle during a race and walked into traffic. A toxicology report shows Ward was high enough on marijuana to impair his judgement.

A U.S.-led airstrike against ISIS militants in Syria has killed 14 members and five civilians. Targets included ISIS' headquarters in Deir Ezzor, a training camp and several small-scale oil refineries used by the group to raise money.

A good case against working 55 hours a week.


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