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Monday June 27th

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Bikes are parked along the bike racks outside of Lenoir Dining Hall on Feb. 12, 2022. 

Chapel Hill ups safety enforcement in response to recent pedestrian, bike crashes

In recent weeks, Chapel Hill has seen an increase in bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and many community members have expressed concerns about safety in the Town. At last week's Town Council meeting, staff described different programs and initiatives Chapel Hill is employing to increase biker and pedestrian safety. “The goal that we have is to make the infrastructure and policy changes so that crashes, when they do happen, don't result in serious injury or death," Chapel Hill Transportation Planning Manager Bergen Watterson said.

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DTH Photo Illustration. A new law has been passed in North Carolina that allows women easier access to some prescription birth control.

New N.C. law provides access to birth control without a prescription

House Bill 96 allows certified pharmacists to provide oral contraceptives to patients after conducting a consultation.  Although the law went into effect on Feb. 1, Campus Health director of Pharmacy and Professional Services Amy Sauls said individuals will not be able to walk into a pharmacy and get birth control just yet. UNC junior Yena Ismail said she hopes the law will help individuals make choices they feel are the best for their bodies. “It's going to help a lot of people take control of their health and help them regain some sort of bodily autonomy,” Ismail said.

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