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PNS Daily Newscast - July 13, 2018 


The FBI’s Peter Strzok spends 10 hours in open testimony in Congress. Also on the Friday rundown: Granite Staters protest AG Sessions' approach to fighting opioid abuse, and Latino Conservation Week starts on Saturday.

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Public News Service - NC: Gun Violence Prevention

According to the Parent Resource Program, there are an average of more than 3,000 suicide attempts by high schoolers annually. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina public school employees may soon be better equipped to offer mental-health services and emotional education to students, now that the General Assembly has passed a bill that would create programs to support suicide prevention and mental-health services in schools. It'

Students walked out of Millbook High School on March 14, but several teens at the school have decided action can't end with their walkout. (Riley Yates)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina students are moving beyond marches and walkouts in their efforts to end gun violence and call for sensible gun laws. High schoolers from Millbrook High School in Raleigh will host a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss school policy changes to ensure saf

The billboard placed on I-85/I-40 near Mebane will be up for a month, and its sponsors say it has already been the subject of intense attention. (NC Council of Churches)

MEBANE, N.C. – Days before it was even up on I-85 and I-40, a billboard sponsored by the North Carolina Council of Churches began receiving national attention. The coalition of 18 denominations commissioned the billboard displaying the Second Commandment – "You shall not make for yoursel

Students across North Carolina will join millions around the world tomorrow in the March For Our Lives. (Fibonacci Blue/flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In an unprecedented demonstration of civic engagement, hundreds of thousands of young people and other activists will demonstrate Saturday in March For Our Lives events planned around the world. There will be 10 such events in North Carolina, including Asheville, where local

North Carolina House lawmakers meet in the first School Safety Committee meeting today, as the country's students continue to call for change. (VCU CNS/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Just days before students and other activists participate in the March for Our Lives this Saturday, a shooting at a Maryland high school is fanning more flames of change. And today, the North Carolina state House is having the first meeting of its School Safety Committee. Amo

Young people in North Carolina are planning school walkouts on March 14, even as state lawmakers consider a bill that would weaken the state's concealed-carry requirements. (Clinger Holsters/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Just as young people are leading the charge to change the nation's gun laws, North Carolina lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would allow adults with no training and no background checks to carry a concealed weapon. House Bill 746 has already passed initial readings in the S

Beyond Gun Violence Conference in Chapel Hill invites people of all faiths to learn about how gun reform finds its roots in religious teachings. (vuvanhahung/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Coming on the heels of the millions who participated in the Women's March on Washington and sister events, this weekend will bring another opportunity for civic engagement. Religious and community organizations are holding a preach-in event to educate people of faith on gun

Groups such as the North Carolina Council of Churches and North Carolinians Against Gun Violence are fighting for common-sense gun reform. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com

DURHAM, N.C. – Starting tonight there are events in North Carolina to recognize Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. The nationwide event was planned in remembrance of the Sandy Hook anniversary, long before last week's deadly shooting rampage in San Bernardino, Calif. Organizers, inclu

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