Many mothers, like Rachel Lankford once did, come to the UNC Horizons program with hopes of beating their opioid drug addiction and providing a better life for their child(ren).
When Alexander Smith peered through the plexiglass window of his jail cell into his father’s eyes, he saw the destruction he’d caused. Smith’s addiction to opioids – from prescription pills to heroin – had pained his father for years. Smith finally felt that pain for himself. But his moment of reckoning was gone as soon as he got into the car with his father, who bailed him out. Smith reached for his phone to find the nearest dealer. The addiction had taken over again, and he was powerless.
The cases being considered in the U.S. Supreme Court this term are set to have major ramifications for political representation, constitutional rights and anti-discrimination laws across the country. The court’s calendar, which began in October, is packed with high-profile cases — addressing a range of issues from the constitutionality of political gerrymandering to Fourth Amendment rights.
Like many 9-year-olds, Cynthia Salazar asked for her father when she woke up from her appendicitis surgery in May. But her father, who was waiting below in the UNC hospital parking lot, worried that if he visited his daughter, he could risk being identified as undocumented.
Community clinics across the country will be forced to cut back next year after Congress failed to pass legislation to extend federal funding to community health centers by a Sept. 30 deadline. Across North Carolina 284,000 patients like Smith could lose access to care, according to estimates from the National Association for Community Health Centers.
On Friday, The Dear Colleague Letter, which guided the enforcement of Title IX policies at universities across the country, came to an end — changing the guidelines for how schools can adjudicate sexual assault cases.
Fifty-five million women nationwide could lose access to free contraceptives through employer health coverage if a Trump administration's plan to alter an Affordable Care Act mandate is finalized.
The controversy over the fate of the UNC Center for Civil Rights' ability to litigate dominated the UNC Board of Governors’ agenda in the past few meetings, but the university system managed to stay busy this summer.
Unfazed by the widespread protests over her appointment, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings focused on creating and implementing the system five-year strategic plan in 2016.
DTH staffers were among thousands of attendees at the Bernie Sanders rally in Greensboro Sunday night.