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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2019 


A new report says the really rich get richer. Also on the Tuesday rundown: A new effort to clear the smoke from Kentucky schools; and businesses get tips on being family-friendly.

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North Carolina legislators will hear a proposal to provide $1.3 billion for K-12 construction needs, $300 million to the UNC system, and $300 million to community colleges. (Gerry Dincher/Flickr)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina public schools could see progress toward funding to update facilities and technology and decrease class sizes – but it will require state lawmakers to agree that an almost $2 billion public school bond is needed. If the idea makes it through the new legis

A GOP operative is accused of paying self-described drug users in cash to illegally collect absentee ballots from voters in the 9th District. (@1laura/Twenty20)

BLADENBORO, N.C. - The election-fraud case that has held up certification of the U.S. House race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready has voters calling for answers. A town-hall meeting on Tuesday was sponsored by the North Carolina NAACP, Southern Coalition for Social Justice,

Rev. William Barber is to be one of the headliners at the rally today in Bicentennial Square in Raleigh. (Poor People's Campaign)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hundreds of people are expected to fill the galleries in both houses of the state Legislature for the opening of the lame duck session today - part of a rally called the Moral Day of Action in Raleigh. The groups are protesting the implementation of two constitutional amendm

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, NCWorks.gov, connects veterans with employers and also provides a crisis hotline to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. (charlinjanene/Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the nation prepares to honor veterans for their service, the North Carolina Department of Labor has a new system to help them find jobs. The new NCWorks Veterans portal is online at 'veterans.ncworks.gov.' It offers resources, training and employment opportunities. Vetera

In North Carolina, there are six statewide ballot questions. All state legislative seats are also on the ballot, as well as all 13 congressional seats. (Backfromthefuture/Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. -– If North Carolina's early voting is any indication, today's Election Day turnout will be significant. Some credit Get Out the Vote efforts, including door-to-door canvassing and poll parties, with energizing citizens. More than 70 "see-you-at-the-polls" parties are planned f

Between 2000 and 2016, North Carolina’s Asian-American population grew by 144 percent, the fastest rate among Southern states and the second-fastest in the U.S. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Asian Americans are one of North Carolina's fastest-growing demographics. At more than 89,000 registered voters, that number has doubled in the last decade, and groups are working to ensure that Asian-American voices are heard on such key issues as immigration and climate chang

Yard signs asking people to vote against the amendments are found across the state. (Schell Simpson/Protect the NC Constitution)

RALEIGH, N.C. – "Nix All Six" is the message on yard signs across North Carolina in reference to the six constitutional amendments on the November ballot. While the amendments have their supporters, opponents have emerged, including civil rights groups and former state governors. Joining t

Early voting begins today in North Carolina for the November midterms, and runs until Nov. 3. (Marcia Cirillo)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Early-voting precincts are open today for people to cast their ballots in advance of the November election date. With constitutional amendments, U.S. House, state and local seats all up for grabs, interest is high in North Carolina and people are being urged to take advantage of the

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