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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 18, 2020 


Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is climbing national polls, but facing much more scrutiny than he had in the early states, which he skipped. Texas is going to come into play for him -- as the state with the second-largest Super Tuesday trove of delegates.

Public News Service - NC: Criminal Justice

BOONE, N.C. - "End the death penalty in North Carolina," suggests a recent study, which asserts that capital punishment is not a deterrent to criminals and costs the public more does than a sentence of life in prison. Another factor is the recent revelation that evidence has been mishandled by the s

RALEIGH, N.C. - Critics of a controversial proposal that backers say would reform the state's Racial Justice Act argue that the real goal of a handful of lawmakers is to repeal it. Five North Carolina lawmakers selected the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination to introduce a co

RALEIGH, N.C. - Men and women in North Carolina accused of crimes they did not commit, may have a more difficult time proving their innocence with new legislation currently before the state assembly. The legislation would take away laws that protect defendants when law enforcement fails to turn over

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For the first time in state history, a Forsyth County judge will consider whether race played a roll in sentencing two men to death row. Under the Racial Justice Act of 2009, inmates Errol Moses and Carl Moseley were permitted to present evidence in court that race was a factor

RALEIGH, N.C. - A majority of people in North Carolina are willing to consider ending their state's death penalty, according to a new poll released today by the Fair Trial Initiative. The survey found that recent news of wrongful convictions and tainted forensic evidence at the State Bureau of Inves

RALEIGH, N.C. - A flyer that landed in mailboxes in several legislative districts across the state has sparked outrage and opened an old wound for a Davidson County politician. It reads "Meet your new neighbors," with an image of a man breaking into a house. The mailer, sent out by state Republican

RALEIGH, N. C. - North Carolina leads the way when it comes to campaign finance reform on the bench, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. The study of judicial elections since 2000 is critical of most states, where judicial candidates h

RALEIGH, N. C. - An audit of North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab has investigators calling for the review of at least 190 cases, in which they feel information that would have benefited defendants was either not presented or mishandled. The investigation was conducted by

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