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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - NC: Children's

Child-care workers in the United States earn an average of $11 an hour, according to federal data. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Closures of day-care centers and schools have left parents who still have to work outside the home scrambling to arrange for child care. In North Carolina, officials say more than half the state's day-care centers have closed their doors. However, the state is supporting programs t

People will first have a chance to fill out census forms online or by mail, before workers begin knocking on doors in May to collect information from those who haven't responded. (Adobe Stock)

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- In the coming weeks, North Carolinians will have a chance to fill out their U.S. Census forms online or by mail. Cities across the state are working to ensure that groups that have traditionally been harder to count, including toddlers, immigrant families and kinship families,

Around 75% of mothers and 50% of fathers have passed up work opportunities, switched jobs or quit to care for their children, according to data from the NC Early Childhood Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More North Carolina employers are enacting family friendly workplace policies such as flexible schedules, paid parental leave and support for breastfeeding mothers. One 2018 study found nearly three in four North Carolinians said they would be more committed to their employer if m

More than one in four adults ages 20-64 have untreated dental cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CARY, N.C. -- The State Board of Dental Examiners on Thursday is expected to approve a new rule that would loosen restrictions on dental hygienists, allowing them to deliver preventive care to patients without a dentist's oversight. Supporters of the change -- including the director of the North C

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina has seen more than 50 cases of vaping-associated lung injury so far. (Adobe Stock)<br />

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The American Heart Association has launched a campaign called #QuitLying, aimed at addressing youth e-cigarette use and holding vaping companies accountable for misleading marketing. The strongly worded initiative comes as one in four high school students nationwide reports

By age eight, a child's reading skills can predict future academic and career success. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Education leaders recently gathered in Raleigh to discuss how to help North Carolina's children reach grade-level reading by third grade. Research has shown by the time children are 8 years old, their reading skills can predict future academic achievement. Mary Jones is princ

More than 100,000 children in North Carolina currently lack health coverage, according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fifteen thousand North Carolina children lost health insurance coverage between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Michelle Hughes, executive director of the advocacy organization NC Child, said the trou

An aerial view of the new outdoor play space at Combs Elementary in Wake County, N.C. (Will Saunders/Old North Creative)

RALEIGH, N.C. — School administrators at one Wake County elementary school have teamed up with the American Heart Association, the Look for the Good Project and the Online Physical Education Network to transform a little-used blacktop into a brightly colored outdoor learning and play space des

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