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A Louisiana Public Service Commission runoff could affect energy policy, LGBTQ advocates await final passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, and democracy gets a voter-approved overhaul in Oregon.

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An election law theory critics say could cause chaos is before the Supreme Court, lawmakers condemn former President Trump's idea to suspend the Constitution, and Democrats switch up the presidential primary calendar.

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The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and if Oklahoma is calling to you, a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

Antionette Kerr

Antionette Kerr is a journalist, nonprofit leader, author and publisher. She studied journalism and African American history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she began researching and reporting on areas of social justice through The Daily Tar Heel, The Triangle Tribune and The Black Ink. Her research led to the Earnest H. Abernathy Chancellorís Award in publication excellence. Before joining the Public News Service she was a freelance media contributor for more than a dozen state, regional and local publications including The Lexington Dispatch. She credits a family filled with advocates for sparking her compassion for people and passion for storytelling.


Languages Spoken: English

Location: Huntersville, NC

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Collisions With Bears Rise on North Carolina Highways

PLYMOUTH, N.C. — As the breeding season begins for North Carolina's black bears, so does the risk of collisions with the animals on highways in …

Bernhardt Confirmation Raises Concerns Over Offshore Drilling

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — The Senate vote set this week on the confirmation of David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary is making waves in North …


Foster Care on Rise in NC

SALISBURY, N. C. – North Carolina's foster-care population has been on a steady rise since 2014, with 11,000 children in the system, and a new …

Public Sentiment Prevails in Fight for NC Coal-Ash Cleanup

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality ruled this week that Duke Energy must excavate its last coal impoundments in …


Federal Proposal Could Impact NC's Clean Water

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – North Carolina groups are pushing back against a federal proposal they say would sink the Clean Water Act - and cost …

Documentary Highlights Fight to Save Endangered Bats

LINVILLE, N.C. — Bats are among the most misunderstood mammals, and a documentary showing at The Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum next month …


Report: Early-Childhood Educators Lack Health Insurance

WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Early-childhood educators are finding themselves choosing between basic needs and health care. The median salary for child-care …

National Nutrition Month: AARP Offers Food for Thought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March is National Nutrition Month and for adults age 40 and older staying sharp is food for thought. Rob Naylor, …


National Nutrition Month: Groups Provide Healthy Food Education in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – For this National Nutrition Month, chef N'gai Dickerson is traveling through underserved neighborhoods in Greensboro…

Bill Prohibiting Housing for TN Undocumented Called 'Unfriendly'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Landlords could face criminal charges and jail time for renting to people without legal U.S. residency if the Tennessee …


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