Voter turnout in the medical field is historically low. VotER, an organization that engages medical professionals in civic participation, aims to change that. In a two-week competition between UNC and Duke medical students by VotER, over 1,000 students were able to register to vote or vote by mail in the upcoming election.
The first day of early voting in North Carolina drew long lines and enthusiastic voters across the state. At Carrboro Town Hall this morning, there were almost 100 people waiting in line to vote.
Health care access is one of the biggest issues in North Carolina. North Carolina is among the 10 least insured states in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Both Republican and Democratic candidates for the N.C. General Assembly have focused on ways to improve the state's healthcare system William Munn, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center, said the outcome of the November election could impact the future of healthcare policy in the state
As North Carolina moves into Phase 2.5, museums in the Triangle area are able to reopen at limited capacity. The North Carolina Museum of Art is now open, with the North Carolina Museum of Sciences opening soon. Facing lost revenue due to the pandemic, these museums have come up with innovative ways to share the museum experience virtually and some are now opening their doors once more to visitors in person.
Durham-based organization Book Harvest has received over 83,000 book donations since April. "It absolutely astounds me how generous our community has been," Ginger Young, the founder and executive director of Book Harvest said.