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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - NC: Health

COVID-19 tests per million people. Source: World Health Organization testing data as of March 12, 2020. (YES! Media)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In China, a large number of coronavirus infections flew under the radar, widely circulating in communities before travel restrictions were put into place. New research says these so-called stealth transmissions likely drove the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. Study c

Air pollution may put people at higher risk for developing severe COVID-19 illness, scientific studies have found. (Adobe Stock) <br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Health experts worldwide are warning that breathing polluted air can worsen and even cause high blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory diseases -- and early evidence suggests these conditions put people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness. In a recent study, Chinese resear

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States so far. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Wake County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The test results, conducted by a state lab, soon will be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, health director and chief medical officer at the North

The North Carolina Council of Churches is comprised of 26 church judicatories from 18 denominations statewide. (Facebook)

RALEIGH, N.C. - One of the state's largest religious organizations celebrates its 85th anniversary this year and is turning its focus toward helping North Carolinians access affordable health care. The North Carolina Council of Churches' Executive Director Jennifer Copeland says this year the coun

More than 30 years ago, the North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act became law. It says people with disabilities should have the opportunity to live independently. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina isn't offering enough community-based supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to live independently, according to a new court ruling. It says the state's Department of Health and Human Services violated the law by placing people

More than 3 million registered nurses make up the largest licensed health profession in the nation. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nurses practice the most trusted profession, according to a new Gallup poll. The majority of Americans rank nurses' honesty and ethical standards as "very high" or "high." Only 12% say the same for members of Congress. Nurses often spend the most time with patients, listening

More than one in four adults ages 20-64 have untreated dental cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CARY, N.C. -- The State Board of Dental Examiners on Thursday is expected to approve a new rule that would loosen restrictions on dental hygienists, allowing them to deliver preventive care to patients without a dentist's oversight. Supporters of the change -- including the director of the North C

Nursing schools across the country are struggling to expand their capacity to meet the rising demand nationwide for registered nurses, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the "Year of the Nurse" in celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing. In North Carolina, healthcare experts say there aren't enough nurses to keep up with demand. Me

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