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PNS Daily Newscast - October 15, 2018 


Is the moral of integrity of the U.S. at stake in the apparent murder of a Washington Post journalist? Also on the Monday rundown: A pair of reports as we head toward the November midterm elections; plus, if you're enrolling in Medicare today, help is available.

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Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

Several major state roads and sections of interstate remain closed, forcing some relief groups to air-drop supplies via helicopter. (NC Dept. of Public Safety/Flickr)

KINSTON, N.C. – After a few days' wait, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are in eastern North Carolina today, assessing the damage done by Hurricane Florence and creating the infrastructure to address the need. But local community groups are already several steps ahead of them.

A new law in North Carolina allows law enforcement the ability to review your entire history of drug prescriptions if you're under investigation  a law that the ACLU opposed. (ep_jhu/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While thousands of Americans enjoyed a day off from work Monday for Labor Day, it's the work done by North Carolina’s General Assembly in the last legislative sessions that has civil rights activists concerned. Specifically, the ACLU of North Carolina gives the Tar Hee

A Wake County court could decide whether ballot measures to change the North Carolina constitution are allowed on the November ballot today. (Patrick Feller/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Wake County Superior Court will hear a request Tuesday from Clean Air Carolina, Forward Justice and the North Carolina NAACP to prevent the state Legislature from placing four constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The Southern Environmental Law Center is represe

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide North Carolina's gerrymandering case, Rucho v. Common Cause, and ordered further review by the lower court. (alphabunny_photos/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina continues to litigate the voting district lines drawn following the 2010 Census, and citizen groups want to put an end to the tightrope walk over redistricting once and for all. The League of Women Voters has studied recent legislation to prevent gerrymandering

The ERA NC Alliance recently gathered in Raleigh for an advocacy day to urge lawmakers to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. (ERA NC Aliiance)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is poised to make history. Thirty-seven states — most recently Illinois — have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, which has been more than 40 years in the making. There is a renewed push to call on state lawmakers to ratify the ERA, which many thi

North Carolinians are concerned about the possibility of hacking in future elections, a problem that would not be addressed by a constitutional amendment requiring a photo identification at the polls. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a failed attempt to require that North Carolina voters provide a photo ID when casting a ballot in recent years, lawmakers are now trying to make it a requirement in the state Constitution. Plans for legislation to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot w

Educators marching on Wednesday would like to see increased funding for programs such as early childhood education, which researchers have proven makes a difference in a child's likelihood of success. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. — At least 20 North Carolina school districts will be closed Wednesday to give teachers in those districts the chance to participate in the March for Students and Rally for Respect in Raleigh. North Carolina ranks 35th in the country in teacher pay, but Kristin Bellerose, a Wak

Voting advocates remind people they do not need a photo ID to cast their ballot since the Supreme Court struck down that state law last year. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – If you haven't noticed by the number of yard signs poking out of the ground in your neighborhood, Tuesday is North Carolina's primary election day. Depending on your county, it will determine candidates for congressional seats in the November midterm election, as well as loca

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