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A year after the HB2 repeal, NC transgender students battle discrimination

It's been over a year since North Carolina passed HB 2, colloquially referred to as the bathroom bill. While the federal and state government have repealed and replaced the original bill, the dust still settles for transgender students in North Carolina, who should be spending more time enjoying college and less time worrying about being harassed on campus. 

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North Carolina colleges are trying to combat opioid misuse — but they lack needed funding

When Alexander Smith peered through the plexiglass window of his jail cell into his father’s eyes, he saw the destruction he’d caused. Smith’s addiction to opioids – from prescription pills to heroin – had pained his father for years.  Smith finally felt that pain for himself.  But his moment of reckoning was gone as soon as he got into the car with his father, who bailed him out. Smith reached for his phone to find the nearest dealer. The addiction had taken over again, and he was powerless. 

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Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Back row: Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. Photo courtesy of Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
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These three Supreme Court cases could affect North Carolinians

The cases being considered in the U.S. Supreme Court this term are set to have major ramifications for political representation, constitutional rights and anti-discrimination laws across the country.  The court’s calendar, which began in October, is packed with high-profile cases — addressing a range of issues from the constitutionality of political gerrymandering to Fourth Amendment rights. 

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'Like a friend helping a friend': Community clinics prepare for cuts as federal funding stalls

Community clinics across the country will be forced to cut back next year after Congress failed to pass legislation to extend federal funding to community health centers by a Sept. 30 deadline. Across North Carolina 284,000 patients like Smith could lose access to care, according to estimates from the National Association for Community Health Centers. 

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Students from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Asheville, Appalachian State University and North Carolina A&T gathered Friday morning during the Board of Governor's monthly meeting to criticize the UNC system’s appointment of Margaret Spellings, its inaction on House Bill 2 and its decreased funding for HBCUs.

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Students from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Asheville, Appalachian State University and North Carolina A&T gathered Friday morning during the Board of Governor's monthly meeting to criticize the UNC system’s appointment of Margaret Spellings, its inaction on House Bill 2 and its decreased funding for HBCUs.

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