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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - NC: Social Justice

North Carolina's model for saving the lives of pregnant mothers includes giving them more options for prenatal and postpartum care. (Twenty20)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Congress is asking U.S. healthcare systems why more women are dying from pregnancy-related complications, and North Carolina could have some solutions. Instances of pregnancy-related deaths in North Carolina have declined steadily since 2012, but overall, the U.S. is one

Pictured here is one of the planes allegedly involved in the transport of suspects. (North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture)

KINSTON, N.C. — This week, a report that details North Carolina's part in torture allegations will be presented in Raleigh. According to government documents, for at least three years following the 9/11 attacks, airfields in Kinston and Smithfield were used by planes operated by a private co

A new law in North Carolina allows law enforcement the ability to review your entire history of drug prescriptions if you're under investigation  a law that the ACLU opposed. (ep_jhu/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While thousands of Americans enjoyed a day off from work Monday for Labor Day, it's the work done by North Carolina’s General Assembly in the last legislative sessions that has civil rights activists concerned. Specifically, the ACLU of North Carolina gives the Tar Hee

The future of four North Carolina death-row inmates will be determined by a pending ruling by the state Supreme Court. (miss_millions/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's Racial Justice Act was taken off the books five years ago when it was overturned by the state Assembly. That called into question the destiny of four inmates who already had successfully argued that race was a factor in their sentencing. Their cases now are bef

The ERA NC Alliance recently gathered in Raleigh for an advocacy day to urge lawmakers to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. (ERA NC Aliiance)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is poised to make history. Thirty-seven states — most recently Illinois — have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, which has been more than 40 years in the making. There is a renewed push to call on state lawmakers to ratify the ERA, which many thi

North Carolinians are concerned about the possibility of hacking in future elections, a problem that would not be addressed by a constitutional amendment requiring a photo identification at the polls. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a failed attempt to require that North Carolina voters provide a photo ID when casting a ballot in recent years, lawmakers are now trying to make it a requirement in the state Constitution. Plans for legislation to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot w

Fifty years after the Kerner Commission, African-Americans still are finding a fraction of the economic potential of their white counterparts, according to new analysis. (TaxCredits.net/flickr)

RALEIGH, N. C. – It has been 50 years since the historic Kerner Commission found that discrimination against African-Americans had created barriers to their ability to be successful in civic life. The commission, formally known as the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, was estab

Three people on death row will have their cases considered by the North Carolina Supreme Court, after lower courts found that race played a role in their sentencing. (Marc Treble/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – In the ongoing saga of North Carolina's capital punishment system, the state Supreme Court will hear a case that will decide whether three defendants of color will stay on death row. All three – Marcus Robinson, Quintel Augustine and Christina Walters – had their

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