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NEWS 6/24/22 5:44pm

Congress passes gun safety bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence today. All House Democrats and 14 Republicans voted for the legislation, and the final vote was 234-193. This marks the first major gun safety legislation since the 1994 assault weapons ban. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature. He is expected to sign.


NEWS 6/23/22 7:35pm

Supreme Court strikes down New York gun control law

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a century-old New York gun law today that placed strict restrictions on carrying a concealed firearm in public for self-defense purposes. This comes at the same time the U.S. Senate is working to pass a bipartisan gun safety bill, and other states, including North Carolina, are in the process of passing gun safety bills. The 6-3 decision found that requiring applicants applying for a concealed carry license to demonstrate a special reason for self-defense is a violation of the Second Amendment.


NEWS 6/23/22 7:08pm

U.S. Supreme Court rules North Carolina Republicans can defend voter ID law in court

The U.S. Supreme Court released a key decision today in the ongoing fight over North Carolina voting laws, ruling 8-1 that leaders of the state’s Republican legislature can defend a photo identification law in court. The court’s ruling did not discuss the merits of having photo ID laws. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the majority opinion, based this decision on the right of partisan state governments to represent themselves in court. 


NEWS 6/18/22 5:16pm

City of Graham, county law enforcement to pay $336,900 to settle 2020 protest

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina against the Graham police department and Alamance County Sheriff Department, which alleged the use of excessive force by the police departments against protestors during a voting rights march. The city of Graham, Graham police department and county sheriff will pay $336,900 to the group of plaintiffs represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  


NEWS 6/17/22 5:27pm

Members of class of 2022 reflect on Peace Corps Prep program

The Peace Corps Prep program is centered around four core competencies: sector-specific skills, foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence and professional savvy and leadership. Elon has ranked seventh among 150 partner universities for the number of certificates awarded in 2021. This year, ten Elon students received a certificate. 


NEWS 6/15/22 5:22pm

Alamance County to commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth National Independence Day, also known as Emancipation Day, commemorates June 19, 1865, when the end of slavery was announced in Galveston, Texas, two years after the ratification of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth was designated a federal holiday last year by President Joe Biden.


NEWS 6/14/22 7:12pm

Five vehicle break-ins reported to Elon police

Elon police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins after four Elon University students and one Graham resident reported on June 13 their vehicles had been broken into, according to an incident report obtained from the Town Police Department. 


NEWS 6/13/22 3:37pm

Alamance County under heat advisory

Alamance County will remain under a heat advisory through 8 p.m. June 13, according to the National Weather Service, after high temperatures state and nationwide. The county will be under an excessive heat warning from noon to 8 p.m. June 14, with temperatures expected to reach highs between 110 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. 


NEWS 6/11/22 2:50pm

Protest against gun violence held in Raleigh, nationwide

It has been 1,578 days since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that sparked the youth-led March for Our Lives movement. 1,540 days after the first demonstration, thousands of people gathered once again Saturday in Raleigh, Washington D.C. and across the country to protest a recent string of national gun violence. 


NEWS 6/1/22 6:19pm

NC Senate passes bill to ban instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity in grades K-3

Teachers could be banned from teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity to students in kindergarten through third grades after a bill was passed by the North Carolina State Senate on June 1. House Bill 755, also known as the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” passed with a vote of 28 for and 18 against. Now, the bill will go to the State House of Representatives.



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