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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announced a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates are joining in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

Millions of vacationers flock to North Carolina's Outer Banks each year. (Adobe Stock)

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Congress is considering a bill that would provide funding to coastal communities for investment in ocean and coastal-habitat restoration. Advocates say the Moving Forward Act, which U.S. House lawmakers recently passed, would reduce the economic sting caused by the coronavirus,

Two union members and tobacco workers on a North Carolina farm. (Farm Labor Organizing Committee)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A labor union representing more than 9,000 farmworkers says the coronavirus pandemic has made working conditions worse for migrant laborers on North Carolina tobacco farms. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, is calling on the multi-billion-dollar corporations that purc

71% of North Carolinians are worried about covering basic costs by the end of the summer. (August de Richelieu from Pexels)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A survey of more than 1,300 North Carolina families finds more than 60% say they have lost income, or expect to, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Released by the groups ParentsTogether and Down Home North Carolina, the poll also found respondents do not support fully reopening the

The United States remains the only country among industrialized nations that does not have health coverage for all citizens. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. - In an online town-hall event yesterday, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Rep. Alma Adams, D-Charlotte, spoke about the need for the Affordable Care Act and the urgency of lowering prescription drug prices as the state fights the new coronavirus pandemic. Residents also

Health care and other essential workers are struggling to find child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

RARLEIGH, N.C. -- The issue of child care is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic as essential workers continue to search for options following the closure of schools and child-care centers. Many hospitals have even stepped in to help their employees find child care. Tara Pruett

Child-care workers in the United States earn an average of $11 an hour, according to federal data. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Closures of day-care centers and schools have left parents who still have to work outside the home scrambling to arrange for child care. In North Carolina, officials say more than half the state's day-care centers have closed their doors. However, the state is supporting programs t

The North Carolina Council of Churches is comprised of 26 church judicatories from 18 denominations statewide. (Facebook)

RALEIGH, N.C. - One of the state's largest religious organizations celebrates its 85th anniversary this year and is turning its focus toward helping North Carolinians access affordable health care. The North Carolina Council of Churches' Executive Director Jennifer Copeland says this year the coun

Around 75% of mothers and 50% of fathers have passed up work opportunities, switched jobs or quit to care for their children, according to data from the NC Early Childhood Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More North Carolina employers are enacting family friendly workplace policies such as flexible schedules, paid parental leave and support for breastfeeding mothers. One 2018 study found nearly three in four North Carolinians said they would be more committed to their employer if m

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