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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

Princeville is among the North Carolina towns that remain devastated by the floods from Hurricane Matthew in October. (Erica Smith-Ingram)

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. – "Should I stay or should I go?" That's the question for thousands of residents on the North Carolina coast, who remain displaced by Hurricane Matthew. The deadline to leave temporary housing has been extended to February, but for residents of public housing, answers aren't

MANNA FoodBank in Asheville distributed more than 4 million pounds of fresh produce in 2016. (MANNA FoodBank)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Fueling the belly and the soul is the goal of a growing number of food banks in North Carolina. While traditionally shelf-stable cans and prepared meals have long been thought of as the menu of choice for people in need, organizations are working to improve the food that is a

North Carolina will work with NC Child to take steps toward studying links to paid leave and a reduction in child mortality. (Stephan Hochhause/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Access to paid leave for North Carolina workers could impact more than just a parent's quality of life. A possible link between child mortality and access to child care and paid leave is prompting the state to take a closer look. This week, the State Fatality Prevention Team

A new program from the Sprint Foundation will provide Internet access to thousands of students in North Carolina. (Dennis Skley/Flickr)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Having access to wireless Internet is becoming just as important as access to pencils and paper, but millions of students lack online access once they leave the school grounds. It's referred to as the "homework gap," and a new initiative from the Sprint Foundation is aiming

The Global NC Snapshot offers perspective on pieces of information such as where international students in the state come from. (Go Global NC)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina is exporting products around the world. Children in even rural parts of the state are learning Mandarin. Nearly 250,000 North Carolinians are employed by foreign companies. All are examples of how the Tar Heel State engages with the world. But for the first time,

A majority of voters from both parties in North Carolina support a greater investment in early-childhood education. (preschoolprograms/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While there's no shortage of policy issues North Carolina voters disagree on, there's at least one issue supported by a majority of both parties. A new poll commissioned by the First Five Years Fund with a bipartisan polling team found that 70 percent of Republicans and 92 perc

Organizations such as the North Carolina AFL-CIO are helping workers fight for livable wages. (Steve Rhodes/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Thousands of North Carolinians enjoyed a welcome reprieve from work during the long Labor Day weekend, but many of them are returning to work today, making less money than they need to pay their basic bills. The minimum wage in North Carolina is $7.25 an hour, about $5 short

Consumer groups are urging the Federal Reserve to be more transparent in its decision-making, and to take working people into account in those decisions. (Nikolay F/Pixabay)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Wall Street is collectively holding its breath for Friday's speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. That’s because what she says could indicate the direction of interest rates and the market for the near future. Acti

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