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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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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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