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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

BOONVILLE, N.C. - Tough economic times continue to weigh heavy on North Carolina families as the holiday season begins. Community action agencies across the state are seeing an increased need this year, with seniors being one population finding themselves asking for help because their support system

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week a labor group is trying to get the attention of one of North Carolina's largest tobacco companies by targeting the firm's purse strings. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), based in Raleigh, is organizing protests nationwide in front of branches of Chase, one of the

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Financial incentives provided to Pre-K and Head Start teachers in North Carolina are paying high dividends in the form of quality education for children, with more teachers pursuing advanced degrees across the state. The level of education an early childhood teacher receives affe

RALEIGH, N.C. - With the expansion of the federal health program and funding of two wars, most people assume federal tax rates are at an all-time high. Not so, says the North Carolina Justice Center. An analysis by the think tank found that for a family of four, the current overall tax rate is appro

STATESVILLE, N. C. - The influx of jobs from the 2010 Census could not have come at a better time for the struggling economy. Now that the census data collection phase is wrapping up, however, many of those workers are back in the unemployment line. The U.S. Census Bureau has cut more than 200,000 j

RALEIGH, N.C. - Quality, affordable health care is easy to take for granted if you have access to it, but it's an enviable commodity for North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions. In the past, medical issues such as cancer or multiple sclerosis prevented people suffering from these diseases fro

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 100 North Carolina nonprofits are talking business today in Raleigh for the first-ever "N.C. Nonprofits Day." Staff, board members and volunteers from around the state are educating state legislators about what they do and who they help with a spectrum of programs ranging f

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. - Two recessions have proven to be too much for most of the South, according to a report released today by MDC, a nonprofit research organization in Chapel Hill. "The State of the South 2010" finds the region was quickly knocked off its fast track in efforts to reducing poverty an

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