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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - NC: Mental Health

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thousands of children are processed through the court system in North Carolina every year for minor offenses, such as truancy, and sometimes for more significant crimes. Legal assistance for those kids is becoming scarce due to state budget cuts. The Council for Children's Rights

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - More than 500,000 North Carolina children are living in poverty, and more than half of them are living in extreme poverty, according to the Children's Defense Fund, as their parents struggle to overcome job loss and debt. Patricia Colon, the president of the North Carolina Head S

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Guns are now permitted by law at North Carolina parks, playgrounds and other public places, unless cities pass their own, more restrictive laws, and at least 19 municipalities have chosen to do so. The new state law that went into effect December 1 allows people with proper per

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Work is in progress this week on an innovative approach to outdoor education for North Carolina children. The Charlotte Nature Museum is the site of the first of a series of planned natural play areas with a mission to expose children to outdoor activities, as well as educate their

RALEIGH, N.C. - With warm weather come the shedding of layers and exposure to the societal pressure to be thin. It's an expectation that can weigh particularly heavily on young girls. Today wraps up Mental Health Month, and Tracy Foust, author of the new book "Nowhere Near Normal," says one aspect o

RALEIGH, N.C. - Even before recent suicides among young people who had been bullied made national headlines, North Carolina had enacted legislation, earlier this year, to protect children and teens from bullying. The School Violence Prevention Act requires schools to have a system in place to deal w

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. - The brother of "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski is touring North Carolina starting today to talk about mental illness and the death penalty. It's an issue being examined by the state General Assembly, with a bill on the table that would exempt people with severe mental illness at the time o

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