NATIONAL-POLTICS


6/10/2019 8:22am

Debbie Horwitz, one of PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro's co-founders, is packing lettuce into PORCH’s fresh food bags. Photo courtesy of Mary Solis.

Column: The other side of summer

Later this week, school lets out for over 12,000 students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Most of these students eagerly await leisurely summers dotted with s’mores, sprinklers, and sidewalk chalk. But, for the nearly 3,500 CHCCS students receiving free or reduced price meals, there can be a very different anticipation to summer. 


6/6/2019 9:45pm

The North Carolina State Legislative building is located at 16 W. Jones St. in downtown Raleigh. 

More student IDs can be used for voting following clarifications to voter ID law

This past week, Roy Cooper signed into law a bill that clarifies exactly what types of photo ID are eligible to be used to vote in North Carolina. Previously, there had been confusion on whether certain types of student ID cards would qualify.  The previous law required universities to have been the ones to take the photos. Now, students can submit their own photos and have their ID be eligible, as long as the university can verify the student is submitting their own photo.