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Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - NC: Budget Policy & Priorities

Nationwide, the teacher shortage is expected to worsen within the next five years, especially in subjects such as mathematics, science and special education, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina teachers want to see their pay increase, and they are gathering in Raleigh today to demand lawmakers take action before the General Assembly adjourns this year. Mark Jewell is an elementary school teacher in Greensboro and president of the North Carolina Association

In North Carolina, the Eastern Band of Cherokee has led conservation efforts to protect black elk and other wildlife on tribal lands. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Advocates say the survival of more than 450 species in North Carolina hinges on conservation action, and legislation currently being considered by Congress would give the state around $26 million annually to support species conservation. Some of that money would go specifically to

Coastal US military bases are increasingly vulnerable to flooding from climate change-induced extreme weather. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The U.S. Senate soon is expected to consider the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed in the House last week. For the first time, the bill provides funding that would help the military reduce security risks from climate change, including at vulnerable coastal military b

North Carolina is the only state in the nation to rescind its state Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income families. A new report suggests it's time to bring it back. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – One in eight North Carolina workers earns poverty-level wages, and a new report says a state Earned Income Tax Credit could help these families pay for food, childcare and housing. Eligible North Carolinians already receive an average of $2,500 a year in federal Earned Income

Cathey's Creek in Brevard is the city's main source of drinking water. (Resource Institute)

BREVARD, N.C. – The city of Brevard has received $1 million from the state to undertake a stream restoration project aimed at preventing the city’s water treatment plant from being damaged by high levels of sediment. Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland says the city takes 1 million gallon

Students and staff of Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy, a charter school in Windsor. The school closed its doors in 2016. (Kashi Bazemore)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A faith group hopes to get people talking about the importance of public schools, as some counties continue to see a rise in charter-school openings and drop in public-school enrollment. The North Carolina Council of Churches is launching a series of public discussions across

A planned six-lane loop highway construction project in the Raleigh area now will have to protect surrounding water and air quality and wildlife habitats as part of a recent settlement agreement. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A major highway project in Raleigh will have to incorporate environmental protections as part of a legal settlement between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and several environmental groups. Daniel Parkhurst, policy manager for Clean Air Carolina, one of the pl

Roughly 1,200 North Carolina roads were flooded by Hurricane Florence in 2018. (North Carolina National Guard)

RALEIGH, N.C. — After North Carolina experienced the wrath of two 500-year storms over the course of two years, there are calls for smarter federal investments on flood mitigation. Hurricane Florence flooded more than 1,200 roads in the state in 2018, all while repair work from 2016’s

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