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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 


NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

Public transportation and better schools are just two priorities that the group NC Child says would make a big difference in moving generations of children from poverty to opportunity. (NC Child)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Nearly 1 million children in North Carolina live in poor or low-income homes, according to U.S. census figures. The nonprofit group NC Child has released a series of reports on the longer-term effects of poverty on children. NC Child's Research Director Whitney Tucker said fa

In a new

RALEIGH, N.C. — More than 1,000 North Carolina employers weighed in on policies that benefit businesses, workers and children for a new guide produced by Family Forward NC, an initiative of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. Tracy Zimmerman, executive director at the foundation,

RALEIGH, N.C. – Concerned voters are asking U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., to help end what they're calling a crisis created by the government shutdown. As 800,000 federal workers forgo another payday, North Carolina constituents are looking to their junior senator to support a bipartisan so

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, NCWorks.gov, connects veterans with employers and also provides a crisis hotline to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. (charlinjanene/Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the nation prepares to honor veterans for their service, the North Carolina Department of Labor has a new system to help them find jobs. The new NCWorks Veterans portal is online at 'veterans.ncworks.gov.' It offers resources, training and employment opportunities. Vetera

Almost half of North Carolina employers have said they plan to offer more family-friendly benefits this year. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Creating family-friendly workplaces is the goal of a new coalition of community and business leaders launched this summer. One goal of the Family Forward NC Advisory Council is to develop a guide for businesses in the state to create workplaces that are supportive of families by imp

Gov. Roy Coopers proposal includes a $24.5 billion plan for the fiscal year starting July 1. It covers school funding, job training, water-quality improvements and additional relief for communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. - How will the state pay for Gov. Roy Cooper's proposal to increase teacher pay by 8 percent and funding for school safety and mental-health services? That's the question this week after the governor released his proposed budget amendments. Cooper's announcement came after a record nu

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 32 percent of North Carolina seniors live in poverty and regularly confront almost empty food pantries. (Jewel Lake-Parish/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Farm Bill. While the name might imply it will influence only the country's agriculture industry, the impact extends far beyond that. At stake in th

Educators marching on Wednesday would like to see increased funding for programs such as early childhood education, which researchers have proven makes a difference in a child's likelihood of success. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. — At least 20 North Carolina school districts will be closed Wednesday to give teachers in those districts the chance to participate in the March for Students and Rally for Respect in Raleigh. North Carolina ranks 35th in the country in teacher pay, but Kristin Bellerose, a Wak

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