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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Durham, N.C., resident Omisade Burney-Scott (right) with fellow death doula Vivette Jefferies-Logan. (Madeline Gray/YES! Media)

By Cynthia Greenlee Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-North Carolina News Service Ivette Jeffries-Logan and Omisade Burney-Scott are friends for life – and collaborators in death. Three years ago when a mutual friend realized she wouldn’t survive pancreat

Charlotte Crotts with her daughters, two of whom were born with rare congenital heart defects. (American Heart Assn. Mid-Atlantic Affiliate)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One North Carolina mother has spent more than a decade rallying for heart research, after her two daughters were each born with rare heart defects. And this year she’ll be at it again. Fifteen years ago, when Charlotte Crotts’s daughter Caroline was born, do

The Beth El congregation in Durham returns to its synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. (Beth El Synagogue)

DURHAM, N.C. — A Jewish congregation in Durham has returned to its synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at a local Presbyterian Church. Last year, members of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church offered to house the Beth El congregation while their building underwent renovations. Th

There are between 134,000 and 200,000 acres of seagrass beds in coastal North Carolina, according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality. (Adobe Stock)

HAVELOCK, N.C. – At a summit this week on coastal resilience, some scientists point to underwater seagrasses as an important tool for protecting shorelines from hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Underwater seagrasses may be difficult to spot, but the North Carolina coast is home t

About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes, according to the American Heart Association.(Adobe Stock)

DURHAM, N.C. – Hundreds of people at a Durham Bulls minor-league baseball game last week acquired an extra skill – learning hands-only CPR from local emergency medical teams. The American Heart Association says hands-only CPR can save lives without requiring mouth-to-mouth resuscitatio

Many North Carolina clergy members say they support harm-reduction programs such as needle exchanges. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's clergy are gathering in cities across the state to talk about the opioid crisis. A recent survey found more than 70 percent of clergy in North Carolina say their congregations have been affected by opioids. Barriers to accessing substance abuse and mental-hea

The Cape Fear River in Wilmington, N.C. (David Broad/Wikimedia Commons)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Researchers have detected chemical byproducts related to an emerging contaminant known as GenX in Wilmington residents. For decades, GenX was an industrial chemical byproduct. It's also used to make Teflon, the stuff that makes cooking pans non-stick. Since the 1980s, the

FEMA has invested most of its Transitional Shelter and Assistance program dollars in New Hanover and Robeson counties. (FEMA)

WILMINGTON, N. C. – FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program is still paying for hotel or motel rooms for some eligible survivors of Hurricane Florence - but that is soon coming to an end. The last day for assistance is Tues., March 12. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (

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