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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

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

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - With minimum wage continuing to fall behind the rate of inflation, many workers'-rights groups are campaigning for a living wage. In North Carolina, the state living wage is $12.32 per hour, $5 more than minimum wage. Like thousands of Tarheel state residents, Darby Frye has a col

RALEIGH, N.C. - Using a YouTube video, supporters of Smart Start - which is threatened by budget-cutters in the legislature - are fighting back with the help of business heavyweights including an engineer who designs high-tech military weaponry. They're pushing the need to invest in helping kids in

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Having a place to call home continues to be a challenge for some in North Carolina, but real estate agents are getting some extra training to help them, through a program called "Homes 4 NC." Many people, like Hillary Holmes of Asheville, weren't sure where to start. But Holmes to

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Beginning this spring, women-owned businesses will get a leg up when it comes to securing what are often lucrative government contracts. The Small Business Administration is setting aside contracts exclusively for women, and women entrepreneurs are finding there is strength in numb

RALEIGH, N.C. - Thousands of people will converge in Raleigh on Saturday to demand that Gov. Beverly Perdue reject proposed spending cuts to balance the budget. The H-K on J March stands for "Historic Thousands on Jones Street." It is expected to bring as many as 10,000 people past the state legisla

RALEIGH, N.C. - Education majors at North Carolina colleges and universities will be paying close attention to Gov. Beverly Perdue's State of the State address on Monday and to her budget, expected to be released later in the week. Education programs and teaching positions are being threatened by th

RALEIGH, N.C. - Looking for ways to stimulate job growth, new GOP leadership in the North Carolina State Assembly are discussing the possibility of limiting workers' compensation benefits at the urging of some business lobbyists - a move that is raising eyebrows among business owners and workers' ri

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