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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - NC: Health

In rural areas of North Carolina, residents face huge barriers to accessing mental-health resources and treatment. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Access to mental-health care in rural communities continues to shrink, but a team of nurse practitioners aims to change that. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has received $6 million in federal funding to recruit, train and financially support 70 primary-care nurs

The United States continues to have one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed nations. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The American Academy of Physicians and other groups are continuing to press Congress to pass two bills aimed at reducing the nation's high maternal death rate. The U.S. continues to rank one of the most dangerous countries in the developed world to give birth, especially for wo

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina has seen more than 50 cases of vaping-associated lung injury so far. (Adobe Stock)<br />

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The American Heart Association has launched a campaign called #QuitLying, aimed at addressing youth e-cigarette use and holding vaping companies accountable for misleading marketing. The strongly worded initiative comes as one in four high school students nationwide reports

Members of Fertile Ground Food Cooperative in Raleigh are active participants in creating policies and making decisions. (Facebook/Fertile Ground)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Residents and community leaders in southeast Raleigh are spearheading an effort to open the neighborhood's first food cooperative. Despite the era of click-and-buy, which now has encroached into grocery shopping, member-owned food cooperatives haven't gone out of style. Eri

More than 100,000 children in North Carolina currently lack health coverage, according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fifteen thousand North Carolina children lost health insurance coverage between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Michelle Hughes, executive director of the advocacy organization NC Child, said the trou

Personal sensors allow people to monitor air quality in real time in their communities. (Clean Air Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. – After spending decades treating people with severe asthma, a retired emergency room physician is calling for local air quality monitors in every North Carolina county. Dr. Robert Parr, along with the nonprofit organization Clean Air Carolina, helped install stationary air qua

An aerial view of the new outdoor play space at Combs Elementary in Wake County, N.C. (Will Saunders/Old North Creative)

RALEIGH, N.C. — School administrators at one Wake County elementary school have teamed up with the American Heart Association, the Look for the Good Project and the Online Physical Education Network to transform a little-used blacktop into a brightly colored outdoor learning and play space des

A coal-ash site and a coal-fired power plant both sit on Lake Norman. (Adobe Stock)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — During a recent public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed loosening of coal-ash disposal regulations, Mooresville resident Susan Wind told agency officials she believes exposure to coal ash, which is widely used as structural fill in the area, l

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