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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - NC: Mental Health

Photo: Lou Henderson spent 20 years caring for his wife and recently decided to place her in assisted care. Photo credit: Holly Pilson

MAXTON, N.C. – For every twinkle of a holiday light and crinkle of wrapping paper, there's stress associated with this time of year, especially for the thousands of North Carolinians who care for a loved one. Adding to their concern are waiting lists for existing services across the state th

RALEIGH, N.C. – In what's normally a black and white discussion of ways to keep the state out of the red, the North Carolina House budget passed on Friday would increase lottery advertising dollars to pay teachers – and critics see it as taking a gamble with the state's money. Lawmaker

Photo: The Race 4 Change will raise money for the North Carolina Community Action Association on May 4th. Courtesy: NCCAA

RALEIGH, N.C. - Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the

PHOTO: Tonyan now pays $27 a month for health coverage under the ACA. Courtesy: Tonyan

CORNELIUS, N.C. - North Carolinians have one week left to enroll in medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act. So far, some 200,000 people have signed up in the Tar Heel State - well above the anticipated number of people who would take advantage of the policies available at Healthcare.gov.

Photo: One in four women in North Carolina will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Courtesy: East Carolina University

RALEIGH, N.C. – The holidays are a time when many strive to put on a good face for family gatherings and festivities, but what's happening behind closed doors for an estimated one in four North Carolina women is still of concern to domestic-violence support groups. According to the National

GRAPHIC: Just two-percent of counties in the U.S. account for a majority of the death sentences, according to a new report. Courtesy Death Penalty Information Center.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Not all counties are created equal when it comes to issuing death penalty sentences in North Carolina, or in the rest of the country. According to a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center, half of North Carolina's death sentences since 1977 have been handed down in

PHOTO: Child in wheelchair.

RALEIGH, N. C. – A complaint filed Thursday against Wake County Public Schools alleges the school system continues to violate the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. According to the complaint, the state's largest school system, serving 146,000 students, fails to support stude

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A fresh push to pass a bill that would allow North Carolinians with concealed-carry permits to bring handguns into the state's restaurants and bars has some business owners and others concerned. House Bill 111 is currently stalled in the House Finance Committee but supporters such

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