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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - NC: Cultural Resources

Research from UNC finds that African-American children have more success in early literacy classes when they're encouraged to share oral narratives in the classroom. Photo credit: Joni Miltenburg/Morguefile.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – According to new research from the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, teachers should do more listening and less talking, particularly when it comes to encouraging literacy in African-American students. The study looked at more

Photo: Leon Brown (center) and Henry McCollum received a pardon of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory after spending 30 years on death row. Photo courtesty: Jenny Warburg

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's death penalty system is broken, say criminal justice experts, and they stress the recent pardon of two inmates by Gov. Pat McCrory is proof of that. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were pardoned late last week – on the recommendation of the North Carolina

Photo: The Race 4 Change will raise money for the North Carolina Community Action Association on May 4th. Courtesy: NCCAA

RALEIGH, N.C. - Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the

Photo: $784,000 was cut from the Blue Ridge Parkway during sequestration. Courtesy: Environment NC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Sequestration and other state and federal cuts in recent years are eating away at the Blue Ridge Parkway and other components of the National Park System, according to a report released this month by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. Now, as Congress delibe

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection

Photo: NC nonprofits are planning for Baby Boomer retirement. Courtesy: NC Center for Nonprofits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Now that the economy is improving and 401(k) plans are recovering, Baby Boomers are looking to retire - including those who work for the hundreds of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. The issue is prompting a statewide initiative to help those organizations plan for cha

Photo: Hydropower dams at Yadkin River. Courtesy: Yadkin Riverkeeper

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This weekend as North Carolinians enjoy the last of summer on the state's lakes and rivers, the fight continues over ownership of the Yadkin River. One month after the state filed in a Wake County Court to establish state ownership of the river, the Yadkin Riverkeeper i

PHOTO: More than 600 acres of Grassy Ridge land was purchased recently for conservation. Courtesy of Blue Ridge Forever.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - This Memorial Day weekend thousands of people around North Carolina have been out enjoying its natural beauty, but it's a constant struggle for conservation groups to protect valuable land in the state. However, land conservation in the state may take a small step forward without

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