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City & State

ACLU challenges new NC law set to redefine, impose stricter punishments for riots

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit challenging multiple provisions of House Bill 40, which would impose stricter penalties for rioting, on April 11. In its complaint, the ACLU named two members who would be affected by the bill due to their continued involvement in Black Lives Matter protests, including Jaelyn Miller, a community lawyering fellow at Emancipate NC.

City & State

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Students struggle to find on- and off-campus housing

Six hundred UNC students are on the waitlist for fall 2023 on-campus housing. Last year, there were 422. That's an increase of 42.18 percent. The University said in a statement it is common to have a shortage in the next semester's housing availability at this point in the year. Carolina Housing will provide a room for every student who wants to live on campus. “Prices for (off-campus) housing are just absolutely ridiculous,” Jaleah Taylor, a UNC sophomore currently living in Morrison Residence Hall, said. “And that’s why people have to live on campus now — because it’s just so expensive to live off campus.”

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2022 Midterms Episode 1: Your guide to voting

Welcom 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. 

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