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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - NC: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

RALEIGH, N.C. - Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It's a question that may never be answered, but animal-rights organizations are asking that the chickens come first when it comes to egg production. With egg cartons now bearing descriptors like "natural eggs," "animal friendly" and "cage-f

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Nipping the problem of childhood obesity in the bud, by targeting children aged from birth to five years: That's the strategy of Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children. The program began last year and is now expanding to 10 more communities in North Carolina, a state that has t

RALEIGH, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolina seniors face food hardship, according to a new report. One in 11 Americans age 50 and older are at risk for hunger, the AARP study says, up 79 percent in the last 10 years. Programs are available to help seniors afford food, and AARP is sponsoring a "Dri

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina is among the nation's worst states when it comes to a family's ability to put food on the table, according to a new report. The report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) ranked North Carolina 11th worst, with 28.5 percent of families with children s

DURHAM, N.C. - "Where's the beef?" has a whole new meaning in the restaurant world, as more establishments work to offer vegetarian options to consumers. This month, the Durham County Commission proclaimed "Meatless Mondays" to encourage residents to explore plant-based menu options once a week. The

RALEIGH, N.C. - With warm weather come the shedding of layers and exposure to the societal pressure to be thin. It's an expectation that can weigh particularly heavily on young girls. Today wraps up Mental Health Month, and Tracy Foust, author of the new book "Nowhere Near Normal," says one aspect o

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Burning along with the rubber at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is a desire to help North Carolina's seniors in need. Race car driver Jeff Gordon is teaming up with AARP to raise money and awareness of hunger among the state's older citizens. The nationwide campaign contin

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