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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - NC: Women's

Around 75% of mothers and 50% of fathers have passed up work opportunities, switched jobs or quit to care for their children, according to data from the NC Early Childhood Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More North Carolina employers are enacting family friendly workplace policies such as flexible schedules, paid parental leave and support for breastfeeding mothers. One 2018 study found nearly three in four North Carolinians said they would be more committed to their employer if m

The United States continues to have one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed nations. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The American Academy of Physicians and other groups are continuing to press Congress to pass two bills aimed at reducing the nation's high maternal death rate. The U.S. continues to rank one of the most dangerous countries in the developed world to give birth, especially for wo

One-in-5 women and 1-in-71 men in the United States will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — State lawmakers have voted unanimously to close legal loopholes related to consent and sexual assault. The loopholes made North Carolina one of the few states in the country where cases of rape that initially began with consent, or that involved voluntary use of alcohol or drug

Neighborhoods in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties are considered

RALEIGH, N.C. – Working parents in North Carolina are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of child care options for infants and toddlers. Of the state's 100 counties, 99 have areas where child care options are so scarce that parents are wait listed, have to rely on relatives and ne

In 2014, nearly 90% of North Carolina counties had no clinics that provided abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Abortion in North Carolina overall is on the decline, but the decrease has been more pronounced among white women than black women, according to a study of abortion trends in the state between 1980 and 2013. One factor could be that lack of access to health care makes it harder for w

Baby Boomers are vacating jobs faster than younger workers can replace them, according to research from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. (rawpixel.com/Pexels)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Family-friendly practices in the workplace are big business, and a best-selling author will have advice for creating a family-friendly workplace at a conference in Raleigh. Brigid Schulte is the keynote speaker for the first-ever Family Forward Summit on April 1. Schulte is d

Prior to the Go Red for Women campaign, only 30 percent of women knew that heart disease was their greatest health threat. After a decade of the campaign, close to 56 percent of women recognize this fact. (American Heart Association)<br /><br />

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Heart disease is the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. Through its Go Red for Women campaign for American Heart Month, the group is spreading the word that up to 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with healthier diets an

This year, 46 women serve in the North Carolina General Assembly, the most ever. Nationally, the current Congress is the most female and racially diverse in U.S. history. (Women's March On Raleigh)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Tomorrow, thousands are expected to march in Raleigh to restore justice after a year of what they call "regressive federal and state policies" for women and families. Organizers want the public to know the Raleigh Women's March is unaffiliated with the national Women's March

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