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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - NC: Women's

This is #WageWeek in North Carolina, a social-media campaign to help raise awareness of unfair pay gaps and a minimum wage that isn't lifting families out of poverty.(Monochrome/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Fair wages are a hot topic at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In North Carolina, fair wages also are top-of-mind for organizations participating in #WageWeek, a campaign working mostly through social media to raise awareness about the need for fair pay fo

A report from NC Child recommends improved access to health coverage for women in order to increase the health of the state's babies. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fewer babies are dying in North Carolina – with infant mortality decreasing by 40 percent in the last 20 years, according to a new report by the support group NC Child. The organization says it also found that women's access to physical and mental health care plays a big

Survivors of sexual assault are concerned over the impact of HB2 on public safety. (Jlhopgood/flickr.com)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Survivors of sexual assault are speaking out on the potential impact of the controversial House Bill 2 legislation. Andrea Pino, a former student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was raped by a fellow student in 2012. She feels the legislation places more people

North Carolina's Child Health Report Card says the state has work to do when it come to offering parents access to health care. (Yooperann/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The health of North Carolina's children has the potential to impact the state for generations to come and this year the state is getting mixed reviews for it's efforts. NC Child issued its annual report card today tracking 40 areas of child health. While the state has seen impro

Credit: Experts and the state are asking parents to discourage underage drinking among their children during the holidays and throughout the year. Credit: maldoR/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - December is one of the prime months when youths experiment with alcohol, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This month, the state is renewing its fight against underage drinking with new Public Service Announcements airing on local television and a call to sta

A program that's had success in reducing the number of low-birthweight babies and increasing access to care could be impacted by state-led Medicaid reform. Credit: GaborfromHungary/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - Of the babies born every year in North Carolina, the prenatal care and delivery of more than half of them are covered by Medicaid. It's not always easy for pregnant moms to navigate the Medicaid coverage system, and for more than four years, Community Care of North Carolina has been

PHOTO: Over 1 million workers in North Carolina do not receive pay when taking time off to care for a sick child. And some families are calling on state lawmakers to support policies that would require employers to offer earned paid sick days, and expand family medical leave. Photo credit: Elin Luna/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - While state lawmakers enjoy time off during their summer recess, some North Carolinians are continuing their work to fight for earned paid sick days. State law doesn't require workers earn paid sick days or receive legal protections when taking extended leave to care for a sick lov

PHOTO: Legislation that would triple the waiting period for an abortion, from one day to three, is expected to move forward in the North Carolina Senate. Photo credit: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Among the backlog of bills in the North Carolina General Assembly this session, one that is making progress would triple the wait time for a woman seeking an abortion to three days. The legislation (HB 465) passed the House last week and is expected to move on to the State Se

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