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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - NC: Women's

PHOTO: A bill in the North Carolina State Assembly proposes criminalizing women for using drugs while pregnant. Women advocates insist there's a better way to confront the problem. Photo credit: morguefile.com/larryfarr

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina women who bear a child born addicted to or harmed by drugs could face criminal prosecution, if a bill proposed in the state Assembly passes and is signed into law. Lynn Shoemaker, advocacy and issues director for Women AdvaNCe, a nonpartisan institute that advocates f

PHOTO: Another skirmish in the abortion battle? Some in North Carolina are concerned that the public comment period on new DHHS rules for clinics that perform abortions will fuel the longtime debate on the topic. Photo credit: Larryography/FeaturePics.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The future of reproductive health in North Carolina is in the hands of the general public. This month, the North Carolina Department of Health (DHHS) and Human Services proposed new regulations for abortion clinics and now the public has an opportunity to comment. If 10

PHOTO: The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote 94 years ago this week. Now the anniversary of the amendment's signing marks Women's Equality Day nationwide. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Today marks the 94th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Events are planned in cities across the state, including Charlotte and Raleigh, to commemorate the day. Women's groups are also using the anniversary as an opportunity to ta

Photo: Some members of the Women Advance chapter in Robeson County are in Washington today at the White House Summit for Working Families. Courtesy: Women AdvaNCe

WASHINGTON – Today the subject of working families will be top of mind in Washington, and more than two dozen North Carolina women will be among those taking their concerns to the White House. Today President Barack Obama is hosting the White House Summit on Working Families. Raleigh resid

Photo: Bridges on her Shelby dairy farm. Courtesy: RAFI USA

SHELBY, N.C. – Shelby dairy farmer Ashley Bridges has a welcome problem this holiday season – she can't keep enough product on the shelves of the retailers and consumers who are demanding it. A third-generation farmer, five years ago Bridges decided to transition her Guernsey cows comp

Photo: One in four women in North Carolina will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Courtesy: East Carolina University

RALEIGH, N.C. – The holidays are a time when many strive to put on a good face for family gatherings and festivities, but what's happening behind closed doors for an estimated one in four North Carolina women is still of concern to domestic-violence support groups. According to the National

Photo: The majority of NC voters impacted by new voting restrictions are women. Courtesy: Southern Coalition for Social Justice

RALEIGH, N.C. – The dust has settled from local elections in North Carolina, but the opposition to the state's new Voter Law – taking effect in 2016 – continues. The law requires citizens to produce a state-issued photo ID at the polls. In a recent analysis, the Southern Coalit

Photo: Infant mortality in North Carolina is on the rise. Courtesy: nih.gov

RALEIGH, N.C. - More of North Carolina's babies are dying in their first year of life. According to data released from the state Department of Health and Human Services this month, the infant mortality rate has gone up by 6 percent in the past two years, which equals about 100 additional infants whe

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