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The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - NC: Women's

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

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

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