AdvaNCe List: August 17th to 23rd

Copy of August 10-16

NC just had another election law ruled unconstitutional, this time over ‘sore losers’
For the second time this month, a new state law targeting individual candidates running for office this November has been found unconstitutional.

The Toppling of Silent Sam Shows Student’s Strength
On Monday night, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill toppled “Silent Sam,” the statue of a Confederate soldier that has stood on the campus for over a century.

Private equity merger includes 8 NC hospitals, flying under the radars

On July 23, a private equity company famous for having saved the Twinkie agreed to buy eight hospitals in small communities across North Carolina, but hardly anyone in the state took note.

U.S. Appeals Court Finds Alabama Abortion Ban Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a permanent injunction blocking Alabama from banning the most common method of second-trimester abortion.

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