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The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - NC: Children's

Family separation can cause serious psychological damage to migrant children. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Amid President Donald Trump's announcement of an increase in nationwide ICE raids and immigration arrests this month, mothers and activists have mobilized across the state to protest the detention and separation of thousands of migrant children from their families. Durham res

The Think Babies North Carolina Initiative aims to boost health and developmental outcomes for the state's babies and toddlers. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina is making strides to support families with young children, according to two new policy assessments by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation that say there's plenty of room for improvement, especially when it comes to such basic needs as health care and a

Neighborhoods in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties are considered

RALEIGH, N.C. – Working parents in North Carolina are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of child care options for infants and toddlers. Of the state's 100 counties, 99 have areas where child care options are so scarce that parents are wait listed, have to rely on relatives and ne

According to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, foster families are more likely to maintain relationships with their foster child as they grow into adulthood. (trobi017/Twenty20)

SALISBURY, N. C. – North Carolina's foster-care population has been on a steady rise since 2014, with 11,000 children in the system, and a new report says nurturing family members could make the difference. Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that over the past decade, North Carolin

Lead pipes and faucets can contaminate drinking water in schools. (@wdnesday/Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Researchers have found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water of schools in Charlotte. Lead is highly toxic and impairs neurological function, especially in children. The report, conducted by researchers at the Environment America Research and Policy Center, found that

This NBA All-Star weekend includes a Saturday evening event in Charlotte aimed at boosting young people's life and career aspirations, on or off the court. (Rushay Booysen/Twenty20)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As more than 150,000 people gather in Charlotte for the NBA All-Star Game, organizers of a different but related event want young people to see economic value in careers outside the game. Desert Storm veteran Marvin Wilson now works in the finance and entertainment industry

North Carolina has long been a leader in early-childhood education. It was the first to offer full-day kindergarten and created the nation's first comprehensive early-childhood initiative, Smart Start. (North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Only 39 percent of North Carolina's third-graders are proficient in reading, according to the last National Report Card. And a recent guide issued by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation says the state can do better. The Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Fram

In 2017, the Rev. William Barber created the National Poor People's Campaign, to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s challenge to change what he called

RALEIGH, N.C. – With this year's theme of And a Little Child Shall Lead Them, thousands are expected to gather Saturday at Shaw University in Raleigh to take steps toward justice in North Carolina. The 13th annual HK on J, which stands for Historic Thousands on Jones Street, is set to focus

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