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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

Orange County resident Tom High has been arrested three times for civil disobedience at the General Assembly.  (Courtesy of Kevin Smith)

RALEIGH, N. C. – As historic numbers of North Carolina citizens are engaging in the political process, some state lawmakers are looking for ways to criminalize protesting. House Bill 249, known as the "Economic Terrorism Bill," would outlaw acts of protest such as disrupting traffic or busine

Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to end a review by the U.S. Supreme Court of the state's Voter ID law. (Beatrice Murch/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper and State Attorney General Josh Stein took steps this week to end a U.S. Supreme Court review of North Carolina’s voter ID law, but some state lawmakers say they will push ahead with private counsel. That is easier said than done, according to Bob Hall,

In addition to showing up at marches and rallies, more people are joining and donating to progressive organizations, in North Carolina and across the country. (Women AdvaNCe)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two weeks after his inauguration, President Trump's recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they're fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Pa

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions hasn't testified since Jan. 10, long after President Trump's recent actions around immigration policies. (Ryan J. Reilly/Flickr)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. While his nomination has drawn criticism and concern from the start, civil-rights groups argue there are additional reasons why a vote should be del

A federal civil-rights complaint alleges that North Carolina's sexual-offender laws violate offenders' civil rights. (North Charleston/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Restrictions placed on registered sex offenders in North Carolina have expanded in recent years, and now a national group has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit on behalf of two convicted sex offenders in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. People on the

Duke Divinity School this weekend is offering help to churches and faith leaders looking to offer immigrants and refugees a sanctuary from deportation. (Icars/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – President Donald Trump signed a series of border security orders on Wednesday in what he said was an effort to counter illegal immigration. Included were orders to begin the process of constructing the wall between the U.S. and Mexico and restricting the immigration of re

Thousands are expected in Raleigh on Saturday for the Raleigh Women's March, a sister event of the Women's March on Washington. (James Willamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - A movement that grew into a global event in just 10 weeks is promising to make its mark on North Carolina and its populace this weekend. The Women's March on Washington has inspired sister events in 14 North Carolina cities, from Burnsville to Wilmington. More than 1.3 million women

North Carolina lawmakers will convene today for a special lame-duck session. (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, North Carolina lawmakers are taking a break from their own holiday, purportedly to vote on relief for people affected by Hurricane Matthew. However, legally the state Assembly can vote on any measure while in session – and many are concerned Republican leadership m

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