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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Public News Service - NC: Early Childhood Education

The Family Resource Center at Emma leads groups, including Motheread, which teaches the importance of reading between a mother and child. Norma Duran Brown leads the class (right). Credit: Children First/Communities in Schools

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - As many people wait for the economic recovery to benefit them, communities across the state count on family resource centers to help support parents in the form of food-and-clothing access, parent education and after school care. Since public schools touch the lives of millions

Research from UNC finds that African-American children have more success in early literacy classes when they're encouraged to share oral narratives in the classroom. Photo credit: Joni Miltenburg/Morguefile.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – According to new research from the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, teachers should do more listening and less talking, particularly when it comes to encouraging literacy in African-American students. The study looked at more

PHOTO: A new report compiles research about Americans who began receiving Medicaid coverage and benefits as children, and found multiple, long-term benefits in adulthood. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – More than one million North Carolina children benefit from Medicaid coverage, and as the nation's largest public health-insurance program turns 50 this week, a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds Medicaid has long-term benefits for c

Photo: A bill now sits on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk that critics say could impact undercover investigations at daycare and nursing home facilities, in addition to factory farms. Photo credit: anitapeppers/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. – A bill (H405) commonly referred to as an ag gag bill now sits on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk, waiting on him to sign or veto the legislation. While the bill has made headlines for its potential impact on whistle-blower investigations on factory farms, critics maintain the broad l

Photo: Economic experts predict a significant budget crisis looming in North Carolina, with reduced revenue after tax cuts for the state's wealthiest citizens and profitable corporations. Photo credit: North Carolina State University.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers are likely enjoying some downtime after the legislative session and midterm election, but experts predict a tough session waiting for them on their return to Raleigh. A report from the Office of the State Controller indicates tax revenues are down by almost

RALEIGH, N.C. - To lift children out of poverty, their parents also need a hand. A report released today underlines the importance of supporting children and their parents at the same time, instead of focusing on one group or the other, to help ensure their success. The Annie E. Casey Foundation re

GRAPHIC: A majority of North Carolina voters from both parties believe investment in early childhood education will boost the state's economy. Graphic courtesy: N.C. Early Childhood Foundation.

GARNER, N.C. - A whopping 83 percent of North Carolina voters from both political parties believe investing in early childhood learning programs will boost short- and long-term economic growth, according to a new bipartisan poll conducted by the N.C. Early Childhood Foundation and The First Five Yea

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

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