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N.C. doctor files lawsuit against state, challenges restrictions on medicated abortions

Chapel Hill OB-GYN Dr. Amy Bryant filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Middle District of North Carolina last Wednesday that could impact abortion access across the country. Bryant's complaint challenges North Carolina's restrictions on the abortion medication mifepristone, the first of a two-pill regimen that terminates pregnancy within 10 weeks of gestation. She argues that North Carolina's restrictions on mifepristone contest regulations set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Medication abortion is safe and effective – there’s no medical reason for politicians to interfere or restrict access to it, or for states to force doctors to comply with mandates not supported by medicine or science," Bryant said in a press release. 

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U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case on redistricting and NCGA power

The U.S. Supreme Court is to decide whether the Republican gerrymander of North Carolina districts should continue to be subject to judicial review in state courts.  If the Court rules in favor of N.C. state legislature Republicans, the checks and balances at the state court level would be harshly restricted. The Court’s ruling would apply to every state in the country. "I think what might strike a person is that this is a proposal that gets rid of the normal checks and balances on the way big governmental decisions are made in this country," Justice Elena Kagan said. 

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Chapel Hill Bible Church leaders face allegations, investigations over abusive behavior

Over the last few years, over 200 people have left Chapel Hill Bible Church due to concerns over sexism, racism and emotional abuse by leaders in the church.  Three separate investigations have taken place regarding the alleged dysfunction since 2020. A 64-page report with recommendations was released by the Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) to church leadership in early November. Instead of releasing it to the congregation per GRACE’s recommendation, only church elders and deacons were allowed to read it.

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2022 Midterms Episode 5: Voting accessibility and campaign spending

In this episode, City & State Assistant Editors Samuel Long and Ethan Horton talk to reporters Maggie McIntyre and Lucy Marques about accessibility barriers to voting as well as campaign spending.  Election Day is less than a week away and early voting ends on Nov. 5. Go vote! This episode was produced by Audio Editor Will Christensen.

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2022 Midterms Episode 2: A post-Roe election

In this episode, City & State Editor Emmy Martin and Daily Tar Heel reporters Hannah Rosenberger, Kathryn Bragg and Maggie McIntyre discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on the upcoming midterm election. Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 14. Election Day is just four weeks away.This episode was produced by Assistant Audio Editor Reagan Allen.

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2022 Midterms Episode 1: Your guide to voting

Welcome to Before You Vote, The Daily Tar Heel’s election podcast. We will be breaking down what you need to know about voting before the 2022 midterm elections.  In this season’s first episode, City & State Editor Emmy Martin sits down with reporter Maddie Singleton to talk about registering to vote, and audio staffer Connor Buchanan talks with Orange County Board of Elections Director Rachel Raper about how to vote.  Here’s a few important dates to remember: Oct. 14 is the deadline to register to vote. From Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, you can register to vote and vote early. Nov. 1 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. Nov. 8 is election day.  You can register to vote here and request an absentee ballot here.  This episode was produced by Audio Editor Will Christensen.

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Updates on Abortion Access and Monkeypox in North Carolina

Editor-in-Chief Guillermo Molero and Audio Editor Will Christensen talk to Liv Reilly, Emmy Martin, and Sarah Choi about UNC's settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones, a court ruling that restricts abortions after 20 weeks in North Carolina, and a surge in Monkeypox cases nationwide.

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