The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday December 2nd

City & County


Carborro residents shop at the Carborro farmer's market Saturday, Feb. 9 2020.

COVID-19 increases food insecurity for low-income residents

The pandemic has increased food insecurity for community members such as refugees and those who live in public housing developments. Public housing developments are located farther away from grocery stores, often requiring a round trip of more than one mile.  Limited bus routes due to COVID-19 have added to inequities in transportation. Organizations, such as PORCH and Food Not Bombs, have been working together to provide aid to community members.

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DTH Photo Illustration. North Carolina voters are looking to find out what healthcare problems exist in the state, and what the different candidates in the upcoming election are planning on doing to solve these issues.

How will the election change the future of Medicaid in North Carolina?

Health care access is one of the biggest issues in North Carolina. North Carolina is among the 10 least insured states in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Both Republican and Democratic candidates for the N.C. General Assembly have focused on ways to improve the state's healthcare system William Munn, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center, said the outcome of the November election could impact the future of healthcare policy in the state

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