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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

RALEIGH, N. C. - State legislators converging on Raleigh Wednesday have a tough job ahead of them - trying to plug a $3.7 billion hole in the state budget. While a cuts-only approach is among the solutions on the table, many are already protesting that notion. According to the North Carolina Budget

RALEIGH, N.C. - Even before recent suicides among young people who had been bullied made national headlines, North Carolina had enacted legislation, earlier this year, to protect children and teens from bullying. The School Violence Prevention Act requires schools to have a system in place to deal w

RALEIGH, N.C. - He has a campaign website, Twitter feed and Facebook fan page, but you won't find Jack Phillips listed on the ballot at any voting booth. He's a fictional candidate developed by AARP, with the idea that these midterm elections should focus on the issues, not on personal attacks on ca

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jobs are the number one concern for North Carolina seniors in this upcoming midterm election, according to a recent AARP poll. Social security and health care are two other big concerns. All those topics will be up for debate on Monday, Oct. 25, at an election forum at the Peace Cent

RALEIGH, N.C. - A flyer that landed in mailboxes in several legislative districts across the state has sparked outrage and opened an old wound for a Davidson County politician. It reads "Meet your new neighbors," with an image of a man breaking into a house. The mailer, sent out by state Republican

RALEIGH, N. C. - With midterm elections just two weeks away, efforts continue by advocacy groups and state government to increase the number of people who vote in North Carolina. Early voting begins Thursday statewide, and there's even Sunday voting in eight counties. Several sites are offering "on

RALEIGH, N.C. - The senior vote is a hot commodity in this year's midterm elections. Historically, seniors have a high voter turnout, and that is expected to continue, since 79 percent of seniors are registered to vote. Census numbers show that most of them end up casting their ballot. Their deter

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina is a "rock star" when it comes to the 2010 Census. The mail-in response rate is at 74 percent, up from 66 percent 10 years ago. But even with such good state numbers, there are still neighborhoods and communities where the response rate is much lower. Avery Book is th

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