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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: Poverty Issues

Giving Tuesday is projected to bring in a record-breaking $350 million from donors in 150 countries, based on analysis from Giving USA. (NC Child)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — As Giving Tuesday approaches, a report from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office shows an almost $6 million increase in charitable gifts from 2017 to 2018, offering hope to local charities for this year's event. Nonprofit group NC Child has shifted the focus from

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 32 percent of North Carolina seniors live in poverty and regularly confront almost empty food pantries. (Jewel Lake-Parish/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Farm Bill. While the name might imply it will influence only the country's agriculture industry, the impact extends far beyond that. At stake in th

North Carolina has a record number of insured children, but still has work to do when it comes to reducing poverty among them, according to a report card released today. (brazildiver/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Here's hoping your child is doing better in school than the state is when it comes to its children. North Carolina gets an F for child poverty in the Child Health Report Card released Wednesday. The analysis is based on data from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NC

North Carolina wants to move to a managed care system when it comes to its Medicaid recipients in the hope of increasing cost predictability and improving care. (Presidencia de la Republic/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While the federal government debates the future of health care, North Carolina is trying to steer its own path when it comes to coverage of the state's Medicaid population. The state is awaiting federal approval for an amendment to how it structures payments and care. Under

North Carolina could soon see more payday lenders popping up if federal legislation is passed that would supersede the state limit on interest rates. (Steve Rhoades/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's long history of prohibiting predatory lending in the state could come to an end with a bill introduced by one of the state's own congressmen. The "Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act,” introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, would authorize non-banking en

An estimated 25,000 children weren't counted in North Carolina in 2010, and 39 state groups want to make sure the 2020 Census is properly funding to prevent an undercount from happening again. (roberto volterra/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Future funding for North Carolina's children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What's at stake? Block grants that provide fundi

Western North Carolina Community Health Services has received a $10,000 grant from the Campaign for Southern Equality to expand medical services to the LGBTQ community. (justgrimes/Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Community health centers across North Carolina meet the medical needs of a diverse population, many of whom aren't finding adequate care elsewhere. One such group is the LGBTQ community, and Western North Carolina Community Health Services, or WNCCHS, has just received a $1

Farm workers are often paid for each bucket of kale they pick on North Carolina farms. (Dennis Amith/flickr.com)

ROSE HILL, N.C. – You might not look at your kale smoothie the same way again. Four migrant farmworkers recently settled a class action lawsuit against an eastern North Carolina farm. The farm workers alleged unsafe working conditions and wage theft as they picked kale and other vegetables

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