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Wednesday October 20th

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If Greek houses were to fall under joint jurisdiction, both the Chapel Hill Police and UNC Police Departments could respond to incidents on the properties.

UNC is requesting an expansion of joint jurisdiction to cover Greek life housing near campus

In March, the University requested to expand its joint jurisdiction policy between the Chapel Hill Police Department and UNC Police. The goal would be for the University to have jurisdiction over off-campus Greek housing.  This expansion would extend the agreement that the town of Chapel Hill and the University entered into when the University took over jurisdiction of Granville Towers.

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Orange County Health Department recently launched a health equity page designed to be user-friendly and informative.

Orange County Health Department creates community health and racial equity webpage

The webpage, which comes after nearly four years of collaboration and input from the community, features content that is updated with information and resources pertaining to equity work. "It’s not something where you can just read a book or attend a class and you’re done, it’s a lifelong journey," she said. "The equity webpage and all the work we’re doing we see as a continual process that is looked through a racial equity lens." 

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Tom Henkel poses for a photo in his garden on April 12, 2021. Henkel is one of the key organizers of the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town and current member of the environmental stewardship. Since 2014, CHALT has successfully run mayoral and Town Council candidates that share the organization’s values of sustainable development.

Who are Chapel Hill’s PACs, and how do they influence the community?

Last year, the Orange County Board of Commissioners election was shaped by endorsements made by two local PACs: The Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town, or CHALT, is a group of community members who advocate for responsible growth and work to preserve Chapel Hill’s college-town character. Save Orange Schools and its affiliated PAC, the Save Orange Schools PAC, formed in 2020 in response to concerns over deteriorating infrastructure in CHCCS. Here's a look into the PACs of Chapel Hill and how they have impacted the community since their creation. 

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