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    PNS Daily News - April 27, 20150 

    The week beings with nonprofits and other aid groups scrambling to help survivors of this weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal; a “fetal homicide” bill raising concerns in Colorado; and guess which state’s governor is getting thanks from same sex couples.

Public News Service - North Carolina

PHOTO: Legislation that would triple the waiting period for an abortion, from one day to three, is expected to move forward in the North Carolina Senate. Photo credit: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Among the backlog of bills in the North Carolina General Assembly this session, one that is making progress would triple the wait time for a woman seeking an abortion to three days. The legislation (HB 465) passed the House last week and is expected to move on to the State Se...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Photo: Proposed legislation in the State Assembly would allow property owners to pursue damages against whistleblowers. Photo courtesy: HSUS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Humane Society of the United States recently submitted a commercial to select TV stations across the state, highlighting why it opposes so-called ag-gag legislation (SB 433/HB 405) to punish whistleblowers on factory farms. "Animal cruelty at Butterball and Pilgrim fact...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: The fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill highlights concerns over offshore oil drilling along North Carolina's coast. Photo credit: NOAA.

WILMINGTON, N.C. - As the country observes the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, which continues to impact the Gulf Coast, there are growing concerns over whether the same thing could happen off the coast of North Carolina. A new federal proposal would allow off...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Photo: North Carolina remains one of only two states that automatically prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults. Legislation introduced this year aims to change that. Photo credit: larryfarr/

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers are back in session today, with various committee meetings on their calendar. What is not on today's docket is a bill (HB 399) that would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction so that 16 and 17 year olds who commit misdemeanors are handled in the juvenile sy...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: The IRS won't collect up to $600 billion from dozens of U.S. multinational corporations using offshore tax havens, according to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice. It says 304 Fortune 500 companies collectively held $2.15 trillion in places such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas at the end of 2014. Photo credit: dodgertonskillhause/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Congressional hearings in the past few years made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice shows these name-brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with the ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Low-wage workers, including Laura Rollins, will gather across the country today to support $15-an-hour wages from corporations such as McDonald's. Photo courtesy of Rollins.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As millions of North Carolina residents breathe a sigh of relief today at the end of tax season, workers, students and their advocates will take part in a "Raise Up for 15" rally, seeking a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Laura Rollins is one example of that low-wage workforce. A McDon...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Photo: Not all North Carolina farmers agree on whether President Barack Obama should be given fast track authority on trade agreements, that would impact things like poultry exports. Photo credit: sioda/

RALEIGH, N.C. – Not all farm groups are in agreement on whether President Barack Obama should be given fast track negotiating authority on foreign trade agreements. The proposal may be introduced as early as this week and would allow the administration to negotiate trade deals in secret and ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Late Thursday, some Wake County voters filed a federal lawsuit, alleging that their civil rights are being violated by new local district lines passed by the State Assembly. Photo credit: jdurham/

RALEIGH, N.C. - Raleigh Wake Citizens Association and 14 Wake County voters filed a lawsuit in federal court late Thursday, alleging that new local district lines adopted by the state General Assembly this month violate their civil rights. This month's passage of the county's new district lines is ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

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