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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 

Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.

2020Talks - October 1, 2020 

Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Public News Service - NC: Senior

PHOTO: Baby boomers worry they will have to delay retirement or never quit working at all.   2010 Microsoft Corporation

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is a known swing state in the 2012 presidential election, and political experts say senior citizens could swing the vote in the Tar Heel State. A study released this week found that economic anxieties are the top issue for non-retired baby boomers, with 75 percent of

PHOTO: One in three Americans over age 50 say they have experienced age discrimination firsthand.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - It's no surprise to Chapel Hill's Peter Stein that age discrimination is a common practice in North Carolina. As a senior research fellow at the Institute of Aging at the University of North Carolina, Stein says he often encounters unemployed seniors who feel they were let go be

PHOTO: Homeless and hungry child.

FLAT ROCK, N.C. - Donny Buckner, Hendersonville, is one of thousands who have experienced poverty in North Carolina. Today, the single father of two will join leaders from around North Carolina in Flat Rock to give them his firsthand experience of poverty in the state. Buckner found himself homele

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cooling North Carolina homes is expected to cost more this summer, thanks to predicted record heat and recent rate hikes from the state's largest power providers. The announcement late last week about the approved merger of Duke and Progress Energy has consumer advocates concerned

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A nationwide effort to give a boost to the nation's food banks is converging in Charlotte during Race Week in May. The AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger campaign is coordinating an effort to package and donate one million meals to the hungry in this state, and they need volunte

GASTONIA, N. C. – Proposals are popping up around the state to require voters to bring a state-issued form of identification when they go to the polls in this presidential election year. The Gaston County Commission recently passed a resolution to request the state legislature to grant it auth

RALEIGH, N.C. - Tax season is on the minds of many in North Carolina, and not everyone is up to the task without some expert help. AARP's Tax Aide program begins statewide today, with free preparation of income-tax returns for people with low to moderate income. Almost 80,000 people received help i

DURHAM, N.C. - Fifty-three North Carolina seniors today are taking a hands-on approach to potential cuts to their Social Security and Medicare benefits. They boarded a bus early this morning for Washington to tell their congressional representatives about the impact cuts would have on their well bei

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