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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - NC: Housing/Homelessness

According to researchers at Duke University, more than 200,000 evictions have been filed in Durham County since 2000. (Adobe Stock)

DURHAM, N.C. -- The chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court has halted all eviction proceedings for 30 days, as many North Carolina residents face layoffs and lost income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, said Elizabeth Simpson, associate director of the group Emancipate N

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 is the federal law that bans discrimination in renting or selling housing. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting public comments on its proposal to change a rule related to fair housing. The change, which redefines a policy known as "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," would remove certain requirements put in place in 2015 t

FEMA has invested most of its Transitional Shelter and Assistance program dollars in New Hanover and Robeson counties. (FEMA)

WILMINGTON, N. C. – FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program is still paying for hotel or motel rooms for some eligible survivors of Hurricane Florence - but that is soon coming to an end. The last day for assistance is Tues., March 12. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (

The STEP program provides quick, partial repairs to make homes livable and allow North Carolina hurricane survivors to leave temporary housing. But the deadline for aid is fast approaching. (ucsusa.org)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is encouraging homeowners with damage from Hurricane Florence to return request forms for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program by the deadline of February 1. The state program helps provide exterior repairs, wa

About 1.2 million households in North Carolina were affected by Hurricane Florence, according to the North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety. (nesdis.noaa.gov)

WILMINGTON, N.C. – More than four months after Hurricane Florence, people in Eastern North Carolina are still awaiting FEMA recovery assistance. They can find local help at the Just Florence Recovery Survivors Summit tomorrow in Wilmington. The event is hosted by a coalition involved in on-t

Statewide, more than 99,000 FEMA applications were filed by people seeking help after September's record rainfall and flooding. In the meantime, many need assistance meeting basic needs. (Greater Hope International Church, Lumberton)

LUMBERTON, N.C. — At year's end, relief efforts after Hurricane Florence are still underway by churches and civic groups, in a county full of memories of Hurricane Matthew two years ago. Robeson County was granted more than $11 million from FEMA to demolish, reconstruct and elevate homes dam

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

Princeville is among the North Carolina towns that remain devastated by the floods from Hurricane Matthew in October. (Erica Smith-Ingram)

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. – "Should I stay or should I go?" That's the question for thousands of residents on the North Carolina coast, who remain displaced by Hurricane Matthew. The deadline to leave temporary housing has been extended to February, but for residents of public housing, answers aren't

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