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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike, and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

Statewide, 1-in-5 early-childhood educators is without health insurance, according to a new report. And in some rural North Carolina counties, those numbers may be even higher. (kinni72nni72/Twenty20)

WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Early-childhood educators are finding themselves choosing between basic needs and health care. The median salary for child-care workers in North Carolina is not quite $21,000 - too high to qualify for Medicaid, but leaving many early-childhood educators in the gap. A new repor

The SAVE Act, a bill to grant full practice authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, is seeing bipartisan support in the North Carolina Legislature. (AARP)

SPRUCE PINE, N.C. - Nurses and nurse practitioners would play a bigger role in North Carolina's health-care system under some new legislation. A bipartisan bill that has the support of more than 60 state lawmakers would make access to basic health-care services easier by cutting red tape for advanc

Baby Boomers are vacating jobs faster than younger workers can replace them, according to research from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. (rawpixel.com/Pexels)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Family-friendly practices in the workplace are big business, and a best-selling author will have advice for creating a family-friendly workplace at a conference in Raleigh. Brigid Schulte is the keynote speaker for the first-ever Family Forward Summit on April 1. Schulte is d

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

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