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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 

    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Public News Service - North Carolina

This week is PTA Teacher Appreciation Week in North Carolina, and caregivers are encouraged to support their child's teachers in the form of volunteering, lunches or even gift cards. (albyheadrick/

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina teachers increasingly report they aren't feeling appreciated when it comes to their paychecks in the Tar Heel State. According to a documentary produced by WRAL-TV in Raleigh, teacher pay has dropped by 13 percent in the past 15 years, when adjusted for inflation. Whi...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Ridgefield Farm in Clay County, home of Brasstown Beef, is under an agricultural easement with the Mainspring Conservation Trust. (Mainspring)

BRASSTOWN, N.C. - Farmers' markets are in full swing across North Carolina, with tables full of locally-sourced produce, meats and crafts. In addition to water, sunshine and sweat equity to create the bounty of crops, land also is needed to meet the demand. That's what North Carolina's land trusts...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Today (Thursday) is Workers' Memorial Day in North Carolina and across the country, to honor workers who lost their life on the job.  (recycleharmony/

RALEIGH, N.C. - According to the most recent data available, 137 workers died on the job in North Carolina in 2014. Today the North Carolina AFL-CIO is joining with labor groups across the state to recognize Workers' Memorial Day to raise awareness of workplace fatalities and the need for safety imp...Read More

Public News Service - NC

AT&T is offering low-cost Internet service to qualifying North Carolina families. (eltpics/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Home Internet is no longer a luxury. Many people consider it a necessity for North Carolina families as they go to school, work and lead their daily lives, but until now, the monthly cost of the service has been prohibitive for many families. That's changing with a new program offer...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Improving access to community support for children and families of incarcerated parents can help lesson the lifelong impact of jail time on generations, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (disastrous/

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have been separated from a parent because of incarceration. While those parents are serving time, a new report released today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends policies to help alleviate the impact on the children involved. ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

President Obama's Clean Power Plan is one policy that will be affected by the vacant seat left on the U.S. Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. (lauramusikanski/morguefile)

RALEIGH, N. C. – As Earth Day events are held throughout North Carolina today, residents concerned about the effects of climate change and passionate about clean energy are calling on the U.S. Senate to do its job. Specifically, they're asking Republican senators to move forward with hearings...Read More

Public News Service - NC

A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - a regional district court for North Carolina - could impact the future of HB 2 in North Carolina. (BrianTurner/

RALEIGH, N.C. – The fallout continues from Tuesday's ruling by a federal court in Virginia in favor of a transgender student – putting the future of North Carolina's controversial new law in question. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – a regional district court fo...Read More

Public News Service - NC

North Carolinians feel they are paying more in state taxes, under tax reform implemented by Gov. Pat McCrory. (GotCredit/

RALEIGH, N.C. - If your state tax bill seemed a little higher this year, or your refund a little lower, you're not alone. A new poll by Progress North Carolina Action and conducted by Public Policy Polling found nearly two-thirds of North Carolinians believe state taxes have gone up for working fa...Read More

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