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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - NC: Mental Health

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

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

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