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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - NC: Human Rights/Racial Justice

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. - For the second time in a year, North Carolina's NAACP chapter is filing a Title VI complaint against a school system in the state, alleging discrimination. The most recent charge comes against Wake County, where the civil rights organization and fellow complainants are accusing

NEW HILL, N.C. - Plans are moving ahead for the construction of a $327 million sewage treatment facility in the town of New Hill in Wake County. Opponents aren't giving up the years-long fight against it, though, arguing that New Hill, a community with a large minority and poor population, is being

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week a labor group is trying to get the attention of one of North Carolina's largest tobacco companies by targeting the firm's purse strings. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), based in Raleigh, is organizing protests nationwide in front of branches of Chase, one of the

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week, five North Carolina inmates filed court motions arguing that race was a significant factor in their being sentenced to death row. If they are successful in proving discrimination, the inmates would be given life sentences without the possibility of parole, under the landma

RALEIGH, N.C. - Race still matters in North Carolina when it comes to handing down the death penalty for those convicted of murder. That's a finding of a study by researchers at the University of Colorado, which shows that, among similar homicides, the odds of a death sentence for those suspected of

RALEIGH, N.C. - The brother of "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski is touring North Carolina starting today to talk about mental illness and the death penalty. It's an issue being examined by the state General Assembly, with a bill on the table that would exempt people with severe mental illness at the time o

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina is a "rock star" when it comes to the 2010 Census. The mail-in response rate is at 74 percent, up from 66 percent 10 years ago. But even with such good state numbers, there are still neighborhoods and communities where the response rate is much lower. Avery Book is th

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