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Valerie Foushee loses progressive endorsement after accepting contentious funds

After taking over $165,000 from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an organization that donated to 37 Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee, D-Chatham, Orange, lost an endorsement from a progressive group in her race for the fourth congressional U.S. House district.  On April 17, the Progressive Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party made the decision to retract their endorsement after financial disclosures revealed that Foushee took financial support from AIPAC.

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A red wolf rests in the shade in an enclosure at the Carolina Tiger Rescue on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Carolina Tiger Rescue welcomes critically endangered Red Wolves to sanctuary

On April 5, the Carolina Tiger in Pittsboro welcomed two new red wolf sisters, Caroline and Mist. Red wolves are the only canid species indigenous to the United States, and are the most endangered canid in the world.  “We just feel really privileged to be able to have a small part in helping do what we can to save endangered red wolves,” Louise Orr, communications director at Carolina Tiger Rescue, said.

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Local artist Artie Barksdale works on a mural located on 108 Henderson St. for the upcoming Hip Hop South Festival on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The festival takes place on April 22 and April 23 in venues around Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

'Considering the hip-hop South': Professors bring Southern hip-hop festival to Chapel Hill

Starting April 22, the festival will include two nights of live music at several venues including Cat’s Cradle. In addition, there will be a virtual lecture on sneaker culture, an exhibition of hip-hop scholarship and a public mural. “When you think about chronicling the South, I don’t think you can do that without considering the hip-hop South,” Christopher Massenburg (also known as Dasan Ahanu), an adjunct professor at UNC and one of the festival co-curators, said.

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Darice Johnson, a disabled veteran, is pictured with an accessible parking sign on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Disabled and low-income residents raise Chapel Hill parking accessibility concerns

Although all Chapel Hill residents know the struggle of finding parking downtown, the issue is even greater for those limited by a disability or cost.   Timothy Miles, the executive director for the Triangle Disability Awareness Council, said accessible parking spaces in downtown Chapel Hill are limited and oftentimes do not provide easy access to the surrounding buildings. The influx of construction in the area has also exacerbated the problem.  “That makes it very difficult to get in and out because it’s confusing — discouraging is a better word,” he said. Reis Phillips, a UNC senior and store associate at Underground Printing, also noted the financial barriers posed by parking fees downtown.  "We are the people who support this community and spend money here and live here — but we can't afford to pay to park here," she said. 

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