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PNS Daily News - March 29, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making news today: Trump follows through on promises to dismantle climate policies; the head of the White House-Russia investigation says he won’t step down; and coast-to-coast opposition grows to Session’s sanctuary cities stance.

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Public News Service - NC: Health Issues

Experts fear repealing the Affordable Care Act could reduce access to mental-health care for those who need it. (Mecklenburg County/Flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While the Affordable Care Act hangs in limbo, one sector of the population stands to be significantly impacted. Over the last eight years, access to mental-health care for those who need it has increased, through the availability of policies and safeguards to ensure access to t

Beyond Gun Violence Conference in Chapel Hill invites people of all faiths to learn about how gun reform finds its roots in religious teachings. (vuvanhahung/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Coming on the heels of the millions who participated in the Women's March on Washington and sister events, this weekend will bring another opportunity for civic engagement. Religious and community organizations are holding a preach-in event to educate people of faith on gun

North Carolina will work with NC Child to take steps toward studying links to paid leave and a reduction in child mortality. (Stephan Hochhause/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Access to paid leave for North Carolina workers could impact more than just a parent's quality of life. A possible link between child mortality and access to child care and paid leave is prompting the state to take a closer look. This week, the State Fatality Prevention Team

Employees of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network are pushing for the state to increase funding for diagnosis and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. (NCAAN)

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in North Carolina and the rest of the world, developments in medication and treatment are enabling HIV-positive people to live long and healthy lives. December is HIV Awareness Month. While taking precautions from gettin

About 78,000 people in the Carolinas live with IBD illnesses, which often are not apparent to their friends or families. (Peter Gerdes/Flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, aimed at increasing understanding of a condition often called the "invisible disease” – although the 78,000 people who have Crohn's or colitis in the Carolinas will tell you it is anything but. Crohn’s and coliti

North Carolina lawmakers adjourned for the year without taking action on a bill that would require and fund testing of water for lead in schools and daycare centers in the state. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Child advocates say it's a step backwards in protecting North Carolina's children against exposure to lead in drinking water. The State Assembly adjourned without taking action on a House Bill 1074 that would have required and funded lead testing in the drinking water of every school

A report from NC Child recommends improved access to health coverage for women in order to increase the health of the state's babies. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fewer babies are dying in North Carolina – with infant mortality decreasing by 40 percent in the last 20 years, according to a new report by the support group NC Child. The organization says it also found that women's access to physical and mental health care plays a big

View of the 2014 Dan River coal-ash spill from the Duke Power Plan in Eden, a site that is still in need of cleanup. (Environment North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. - After promises from Duke Energy and North Carolina's government that the coal-ash ponds in the state would be cleaned up and excavated, the state Senate is pushing ahead with legislation (HB 630) that would offer the power company a cheaper alternative. After its approval by the Sena

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