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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2019 


President Trump forces California out of vehicle emissions standards; and death penalty opponents argue for clemency in a pending execution.

2020Talks - September 19, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh on why he's challenging President Trump; and how Iowa keeps its status as the first caucus of primary season.

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Public News Service - NC: Early Childhood Education

Photo: HKonJ March draws thousands every year. Courtesy: Southerners on New Ground

RALEIGH, N.C. – A record-setting crowd is expected this Saturday at the Moral March on Raleigh. Also known as the Historic Thousands on Jones Street, or HKonJ march, people from the mountains to the coast will carpool and bus into the state Capitol to voice their concerns about recent policy

RALEIGH, N.C. – Imagine tackling fourth grade without proficiency in the most basic of skills – reading. That's what 65 percent of North Carolina's fourth graders is experiencing, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Rob Thompson, director of communi

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection

Photo: North Carolina Head Start programs have experienced cuts due to the sequester. Courtesy: North Carolina Head Start,

NEWPORT, N.C. - The sequester remains a black cloud looming over the agencies in North Carolina that serve people who need help the most. As a result of the mandated federal cuts, programs such as Meals on Wheels in Wake County have seen a $75,000 cut and the Head Start Program in Carteret County sa

Photo: Kelly Langston with son at a school event. Courtesy: Langston

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Many North Carolina children are returning to school this week, but it's their parents and teachers who may be left with more "homework." This year's reduction in state funding for teacher assistants and increased class sizes is generating concern that the additional burden may fa

NEW BERN, N.C. - North Carolina's public school children could return in August to very different classrooms if the state Senate budget is passed. The proposal is up for a second vote today before moving on to the House. It reduces the number of teacher assistants and pre-kindergarten slots, and it

RALEIGH, N.C. – Community action agencies in North Carolina are bracing for more cuts to what they say are already slim budgets. President Barack Obama has included a 50 percent reduction in community service block grant funding in his budget proposal. Sharon Goodson, executive director of

Photo: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County volunteers. Courtesy: Habitat for Humanity Forsyth County

RALEIGH, N.C. - One unintended consequence of fixing the "fiscal cliff" could be a reduction in the tax incentives to make nonprofit donations. Capping the amount of itemized deductions individuals can claim at around $17,000 is one solution being tossed around in Washington to help solve the budget

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