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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - NC: Youth Issues

North Carolina has no restrictions on assault weapons and few rules on the open carrying of firearms.

DURHAM, N.C. — Last month's deadly shooting at a North Carolina high school made the news, but some worry that the daily threat of gun violence isn't getting enough attention. Gun deaths have risen steadily in the past few years in the state, reaching an all-time high of more than 1,400 live

A new law in North Carolina allows law enforcement the ability to review your entire history of drug prescriptions if you're under investigation  a law that the ACLU opposed. (ep_jhu/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While thousands of Americans enjoyed a day off from work Monday for Labor Day, it's the work done by North Carolina’s General Assembly in the last legislative sessions that has civil rights activists concerned. Specifically, the ACLU of North Carolina gives the Tar Hee

Methyl bromide reduces the spread of invasive pests when logs are exported, but it comes at a cost to the health of residents and the ozone layer. (Anna L Martin/Flickr)

DELCO, N.C. – A public outcry has resulted in a potential shift in state regulation of a chemical that many scientists say is a danger to public health and the ozone layer. Methyl bromide is used in logging operations in North Carolina to fumigate wood before it's exported. Few citizens in t

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'

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

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