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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's significant budget cuts in 2011 are having an effect on the amount of protection available to migrant workers in the state, according to their organizing union. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), is trying to step in to protect the workers by meeting with R.

STATESVILLE, N.C. - Like thousands of people in North Carolina, Russell Brown never expected to be facing poverty or losing his home. A single father, Brown had a good job and bought his first house in March of 2009. Six months later, he was laid off, and for the first time in his life found himself

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

FLETCHER, N.C. - One in five women in North Carolina lives in poverty, according to the University of North Carolina School of Law. A statewide campaign aimed at confronting poverty is working to change that - and raise awareness about the gravity of the issue in the Tar Heel State. At age 26, Case

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Mountain BizWorks, Asheville, has helped cultivate the innovation of start-up businesses for 21 years, but this year the nonprofit is expanding its focus to include mid-size business support, in the forms of loans and training. CEO Shaw Canale explains why. "We want to be an impor

RALEIGH, N.C. - Thousands are expected to march Saturday in the state capital as part of the annual HK on J March. In its sixth year, HK on J, which stands for Historic Thousands on Jones Street, aims to make voters aware of issues which could impact state programs and citizens' rights. Organizers

RALEIGH, N.C. - The cost of holiday gifts can linger much longer than the joy of giving. North Carolina has the second-highest amount of credit card debt in the country, according to credit-tracker Transunion, and with unemployment on the rise, even more people may decide to borrow money to buy pres

DURHAM, N.C. - This year, many teachers in North Carolina have more pupils in their classrooms, and less help from teacher assistants, thanks to budget cutting by state lawmakers. It's a problem made worse by growing class sizes. TAs often help children with special needs or assist in class projects

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