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Thursday September 29th

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The 440 Night Club float at the 2022 Pride Parade in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Eliza Benbow.

Latinx LGBTQ+ community continues to improve outreach, support during Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and local organizations members of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in North Carolina and the Triangle are working to increase support, education and advocacy for each other. Of the more than 11.3 million LGBTQ+ adults that live in the United States, about 20 percent, or 2.3 million, also identify as Latinx, according to a report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. “We try to empower people to get to know themselves,” Oscar Garcia, a community leader who works with LILA Latinx LGBTQI INC., said.

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Protesters gather in front of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Photo Courtesy of Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times.

Over 1,000 North Carolinians, including elected officials, in group involved with Jan. 6 riot

This month, the Anti-Defamation League issued a report analyzing membership data on the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that was involved with the United States Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The report found that 1,180 North Carolinians have been members — three of them being elected officials.  The Oath Keepers are one of the largest far-right anti-government groups in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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Banners fly on UNC's South Building on Oct. 11, 2021.

Detectable levels of lead found in drinking fountains of eight campus buildings

Lead has been detected in drinking fountains in eight campus buildings this month, according to emails sent to building occupants and further confirmed by a University spokesperson. The affected buildings include Hamilton, Fordham, Manning, Phillips, Carrington and Issac M. Taylor Halls, South Building and Wilson Library. Drinking fountains in multiple buildings yielded over 25 times the detectable lead threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Junior defensive back, Storm Duck (3), and sophomore linebacker, Power Echols (23), go in for the tackle in Kenen Stadium on Sept. 24, 2022, at the UNC game against Notre Dame. UNC lost 45-32.

UNC football defense approaches rock bottom in loss to Notre Dame

As the game clock dwindled down in UNC’s 45-32 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Tar Heels’ defense finally reached its breaking point.  The North Carolina defense had trouble posing any type of threat, despite the Fighting Irish entering Chapel Hill with an uncharacteristic 1-2 record and an offense that ranked in the bottom 20 FBS teams in total yardage. “They just lined up and hit us right in the face,” head coach Mack Brown said. “They just kept running, kept running, and we couldn’t get them off the field.” 

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