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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - NC: Consumer Issues

Free help is available via phone or in person this week as the deadline to enroll in health coverage plans under the Affordable Care Act approaches at midnight on Friday. (Lidor/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- If you haven't already signed up for health coverage through Healthcare.gov and haven't secured insurance for 2018, time is running out. The deadline to sign up on the federal health exchange is midnight Friday. With the enrollment period six weeks shorter than it was in prior yea

The state is asking additional questions about a proposed natural gas pipeline that Duke Energy and Dominion Energy want to run through Virginia and North Carolina. (keifer.miller/flickr)

Correction: Resending to correct reach of pipeline. RALEIGH, N.C. -- A pipeline that would carry natural gas across North Carolina and Virginia faces another delay in the Tar Heel State, as Department of Environmental Quality officials ask another round of questions about the risks and benefits of

North Carolina wants to move to a managed care system when it comes to its Medicaid recipients in the hope of increasing cost predictability and improving care. (Presidencia de la Republic/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While the federal government debates the future of health care, North Carolina is trying to steer its own path when it comes to coverage of the state's Medicaid population. The state is awaiting federal approval for an amendment to how it structures payments and care. Under

Downtown businesses are flourishing in Mount Airy, thanks to the development of a greenway, because of increased residents, tourists and events. (Allen Forrest/flickr)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – As development expands in even the smallest of North Carolina towns, erosion is a growing problem for existing waterways. That was the case for Mount Airy before city planners partnered with water conservation experts to find a solution that's paying back in big dividends.

My Friend Cayla is advertised as the world's first interactive doll, but a security loophole has drawn some concern, including from the FBI. (USPIRG)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you may want to take the time to read labels and carefully consider toys you buy for the children in your life. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released its Trouble in Toyland report this week, and while concerns over small parts or lead

The Rock Creek tract of land is among the acreage protected by the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. (Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina)

MORGANTON, N.C. – Thursday marks the Super Bowl of eating for many, and a brisk walk before or after eating too much turkey and gravy could go a long way in reducing our discomfort later in the day. In North Carolina, trails and activities can be found on land conserved by the state's 22 lan

North Carolina could soon see more payday lenders popping up if federal legislation is passed that would supersede the state limit on interest rates. (Steve Rhoades/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's long history of prohibiting predatory lending in the state could come to an end with a bill introduced by one of the state's own congressmen. The "Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act,” introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, would authorize non-banking en

The number of minorities able to access conventional loans doesn't add up to a healthy economy, according to a new report. (GotCredit/flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - Achieving the American dream often comes down to access to capital, and a new report finds that racial disparities continue in access to home loans. The Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending analyzed 2016 mortgage lending data and found that African-Americans and Hispanics rece

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