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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

A 2016 national study by The Pew Research Center found the majority of Americans support paid family leave. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would guarantee paid family and medical leave for all North Carolina workers. Only a small percentage of North Carolina's workers have paid family leave, and most people eligible for unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave

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

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