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Tuesday September 27th

Maddie Singleton

Protesters gather in front of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Photo Courtesy of Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times.

Over 1,000 North Carolinians, including elected officials, in group involved with Jan. 6 riot

This month, the Anti-Defamation League issued a report analyzing membership data on the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that was involved with the United States Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The report found that 1,180 North Carolinians have been members — three of them being elected officials.  The Oath Keepers are one of the largest far-right anti-government groups in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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Here's what you need to know about registering to vote in Orange County

For the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 8, races on the ballot include the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and several state offices. Local offices including the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Superior Court, register of deeds, sheriff and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor will also be on the ballot in Orange County. Students who live on campus and are hoping to register during early voting can register online or bring their One Card and proof from the University that they live on campus to register in person.

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End of Roe v. Wade adds uncertainty to Black maternal health crisis

Mobilizing African American Mothers Through Empowerment (MAAME) is a nonprofit, community-based maternal health organization that serves Black, Indigenous, and people of color who give birth, as well as LGBTQ+ and low-income birthing people and their families in the Triangle. Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overturning of Roe v. Wade may create greater maternal health inequity for low-income, LGBTQ+ people and people of color in North Carolina, said maternal and child health doctoral candidate Caitlin Williams. 

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