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Signs outside Chapel of the Cross, an early voting location, point residents towards the front door on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

'Not accessible to everyone': People with disabilities face voting obstacles

Though polling locations across the country are required by statute to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, some voters may still have trouble casting their ballots according to Disability Rights North Carolina.   The American Civil Liberties Union found that one in every five people who are eligible to vote has a disability.  “Having the right to vote is the basics of this democratic system and we need to have a democratic system where every single citizen in this country can vote with no impediments to that practice,” Ricky Scott, a voting rights activist who is blind, said.

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DTH Photo Illustration. Epilogue Book Cafe has a stand with free LGBTQ+-themed books for community members. There are also various ways to get a book discreetly if you wish. Photographed Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.

Epilogue offers free queer books to increase accessibility

Epilogue Books Chocolates Brews is offering free queer literature for young adult and middle-grade readers, on a carousel of books called Reading Rainbows. Epilogue customers can contribute books to the carousel by letting a bookseller know a book they're purchasing is for Reading Rainbows or by having a bookseller choose one for them. 

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Nyah Hamlett, Ed.D., superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, pictured at the Board of Education's August 12 meeting.

Here's what to expect from CHCCS' Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools approved their Strategic Plan for 2022 to 2027 earlier this year. The plan is a roadmap outlining the district’s core values and goals for the next five years. Key priorities include creating a culture of safety and wellness, investing in CHCCS educators and strengthening family and community engagement. “The elephant in the room for us is that we have a very high-performing school district for a lot of students, and that’s been the history of CHCCS for decades," George Griffin, a member of the CHCCS Board of Education, said. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Two UNC students take a nighttime jog, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. The Franklin All Nighter, an all-night charity run, will take place in the first week of November.

'Run the journey with you': UBC to host all-night run for mental health resources

University Baptist Church is hosting the Franklin All Nighter, where participants will walk and run a one-mile loop around Franklin Street, starting on Nov. 5. The fundraiser will help raise money for mental health services in the area, including UNC Counseling and Psychological Services and Orange County's Street Outreach, Harm Reduction and Deflection Program (SOHRAD).  The event will run from sunset on Nov. 5 to sunrise on Nov. 6, but participants don't have to walk or run for the enitre night. 

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