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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - NC: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Photo: Before picture Raleigh? market, that Reinvestment Partners has since rehabbed. Courtesy: Reinvestment Partners

RALEIGH, N.C. - In dozens of communities in North Carolina, finding fresh fruit and vegetables isn't always easy. Instead, people find lots of processed and sugary foods that nutritionists say add to the growing obesity problem in the state. The Support Center in Raleigh is offering a new loan pro

Photo: Food available at one of the Loaves & Fishes pantries. Courtesy: Loaves & Fishes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many of the 1.7 million people in North Carolina in need of food are caught in a tangle of technical red tape caused by the state's new electronic benefits payment system. At a cost of $48 million, NC FAST is meant to provide an online method to distribute SNAP assistance - more c

Photo: Vollmer on his farm in Bunn. Courtesy: Vollmer Farms

BUNN, N.C. - With thundershowers forecast for much of the state this week, North Carolina farmers are holding their breaths once again. They are waterlogged from a rainy spring and summer, and already down many thousands of dollars in income. Parts of the state have seen double the average amount of

Photo: Organically fed cows at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Courtesy: Hickory Nut Gap Farm

FAIRVIEW, N.C. - North Carolina's organic farmers are concerned about their livelihood because of a bill proposed in the North Carolina House. House Bill 379 places the State Board of Agriculture in control of commercial planting in the state, and would prevent local cities and counties from passing

Photo: Pictures of outdoor play space in Randolph County. Courtesy: Randolph County Partnership for Children

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Thousands of children across North Carolina are learning to play in the dirt again. It's part of a statewide effort to increase the health and nutrition education for children and their families called Shape NC. In Randolph County alone, 4,000 children benefit from the program, whic

PHOTO: Children at the Carrboro Farmer's Market. Courtesy of Kelley Breeze

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A program that unites small North Carolina farmers with people in need of healthy food is receiving almost $500,000 to boost its efforts. The Farmer Foodshare program serves communities in six central North Carolina counties. The volunteer-based program connects farmers with peo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A nationwide effort to give a boost to the nation's food banks is converging in Charlotte during Race Week in May. The AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger campaign is coordinating an effort to package and donate one million meals to the hungry in this state, and they need volunte

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - More than 500,000 North Carolina children are living in poverty, and more than half of them are living in extreme poverty, according to the Children's Defense Fund, as their parents struggle to overcome job loss and debt. Patricia Colon, the president of the North Carolina Head S

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