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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


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Public News Service - NC: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Case workers and police report reduced instances of reporting domestic violence and abuse in immigrant communities, linking it to the current political climate. (Metropolico.org/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – One in three Latinas has experienced domestic violence, according to the National Latina Network, and now many of them face a new barrier to seeking help. There are reports of increased reluctance among undocumented immigrants in North Carolina and the rest of the country to r

A federal civil-rights complaint alleges that North Carolina's sexual-offender laws violate offenders' civil rights. (North Charleston/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Restrictions placed on registered sex offenders in North Carolina have expanded in recent years, and now a national group has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit on behalf of two convicted sex offenders in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. People on the

The #DearBetsy campaign aims to convince Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos that on-campus victims of sexual harassment and assault need protections. (Wolfram Burner/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Education, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been pushed back one week. Advocates for safer college campuses and equal rights to education see the delay as an opportunity to reach out to

This is the period known as the Red Zone, when a higher rate of sexual assaults occur on college campuses, as students return to school. (Wolfram Burner/flickr.com)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- With college classes in full swing and dorms teeming with eager and excited students - there is one unwelcome part of back-to-school celebrations. The "Red Zone" describes the first six to ten weeks of the semester when a large percentage of sexual assaults occur on college cam

Photo: One in four women in North Carolina will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Courtesy: East Carolina University

RALEIGH, N.C. – The holidays are a time when many strive to put on a good face for family gatherings and festivities, but what's happening behind closed doors for an estimated one in four North Carolina women is still of concern to domestic-violence support groups. According to the National

WILMINGTON, N.C. - On this eve of North Carolina's May primary, at least one outcome is known: The grassroots effort by opponents of the state's Marriage Amendment is one for the history books. Almost 8,000 people have donated at least $2.3 million to educate voters on the referendum. Amendment oppo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In six weeks, North Carolina voters will decide the fate of the Marriage Amendment, a proposal its opponents say would affect domestic partner benefits and domestic violence laws statewide. In the last two months, fundraising efforts to defeat the amendment have picked up speed. An

RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Beverly Perdue's decision not to seek re-election this year has folks on both sides of the aisle considering how a gubernatorial race will shape up and shake up the state. A contested race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination would add a Democratic primary to the May 8 b

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