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President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - NC: Youth Issues

Educators marching on Wednesday would like to see increased funding for programs such as early childhood education, which researchers have proven makes a difference in a child's likelihood of success. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. — At least 20 North Carolina school districts will be closed Wednesday to give teachers in those districts the chance to participate in the March for Students and Rally for Respect in Raleigh. North Carolina ranks 35th in the country in teacher pay, but Kristin Bellerose, a Wak

Consumers report aggressive and abusive tactics on the part of student loan collection agencies, with some not informing borrowers of their rights. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Wednesday, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau closed the doors of its Office of Students, put in place to handle consumer complaints regarding student loan companies. According to the Center for Responsible Lending, Americans have $1.4 trillion in student loa

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

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

People of color are said to be disproportionately impacted by dishonest student-loan service providers, and now they have one less level of protection. (Sarah Mirk/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N. C. – If you're one of the thousands of North Carolinians with student loans, you now have one less level of protection if your loan-service providers turn out to be unscrupulous. The U.S. Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, has issued an interpretation of the la

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

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At a time when civic engagement is heightened across the country, a North Carolina teen has taken a big step to participate in the political process. Fifteen-year-old Ryan Hubbard of Charlotte founded the Youth Global Advocacy Political Action Committee last year. The gro

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