PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2018 

Four First Ladies take issue with separating kids from families at border. Also on the rundown: Nebraska struggles to deliver summer meals and there are thriving rural counties in the USA.

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Public News Service - NC: Civil Rights

RALEIGH, N.C. - A majority of people in North Carolina are willing to consider ending their state's death penalty, according to a new poll released today by the Fair Trial Initiative. The survey found that recent news of wrongful convictions and tainted forensic evidence at the State Bureau of Inves

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. - With 13 candidates vying for the vacant seat on North Carolina's Court of Appeals this Tuesday (Nov. 2), state election officials came up with an innovative approach to avoid a runoff election. When voters step into the voting booth, they will select a first, second and third choice

RALEIGH, N.C. - Voting is now a rite of passage linked to the coveted ability to drive for North Carolina teens, thanks to a new law allowing them to pre-register to vote at state Department of Motor Vehicles offices when getting their licenses or learner's permits. Almost 30,000 16- and 17-year-old

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. - For the second time in a year, North Carolina's NAACP chapter is filing a Title VI complaint against a school system in the state, alleging discrimination. The most recent charge comes against Wake County, where the civil rights organization and fellow complainants are accusing

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. - An audit of North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab has investigators calling for the review of at least 190 cases, in which they feel information that would have benefited defendants was either not presented or mishandled. The investigation was conducted by

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week, five North Carolina inmates filed court motions arguing that race was a significant factor in their being sentenced to death row. If they are successful in proving discrimination, the inmates would be given life sentences without the possibility of parole, under the landma

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