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PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 


We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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Public News Service - NC: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Legal observers say more pieces will be falling into place following this week's Supreme Court ruling on the drawing of North Carolina's Congressional districts. (WOKANDAPIX/PIXABAY.COM)

RALEIGH, N.C. – If they were a term paper, some have observed, North Carolina's Congressional district maps would have more erasure marks than a fifth-grade book report. Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race did play a factor in the way state lawmakers drew congressional maps after

Eight North Carolina mothers will enjoy a Mother's Day with their children, after being bailed out of jail by members of Southerners on New Ground. (Stephane Lavoie/flickr.com)

DURHAM, N.C. – This Mother's Day, a lucky group of North Carolina mothers are getting the gift of time with their children. On Thursday in Durham, eight women were released after members and supporters of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) raised money to bail them out of jail, where they were

A law before the State Assembly would reclassify any assault of a North Carolina police officer as a hate crime, which presents its own consequences for some communities. (Victor/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — At first glance, the First Responders Act of 2017 currently being considered by the state House seems to have the noblest of intentions: It offers tax breaks for firefighters and rescue workers, exempts widows of emergency personnel from paying property taxes, and establishes f

A national report highlights the role race plays in those wrongfully convicted of crimes, including in North Carolina. (Sarah Hinah/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Last year, North Carolina exonerated eight people in prison, and six of them were African American. The state data is part of a report from the National Registry of Exonerations. It examined national records and found that a majority of people determined to have been wrongfully

Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to end a review by the U.S. Supreme Court of the state's Voter ID law. (Beatrice Murch/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper and State Attorney General Josh Stein took steps this week to end a U.S. Supreme Court review of North Carolina’s voter ID law, but some state lawmakers say they will push ahead with private counsel. That is easier said than done, according to Bob Hall,

Duke Divinity School this weekend is offering help to churches and faith leaders looking to offer immigrants and refugees a sanctuary from deportation. (Icars/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – President Donald Trump signed a series of border security orders on Wednesday in what he said was an effort to counter illegal immigration. Included were orders to begin the process of constructing the wall between the U.S. and Mexico and restricting the immigration of re

In North Carolina and the rest of the country, fewer juries and prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty. (Ken Piorkowski/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina hasn't executed anyone in the last 10 years, and legal experts say the reluctance of juries and prosecutors to place people on death row points to a lack of support for this type of punishment. According to The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, the last five

This weekend, thousands will hear a message of

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a divisive campaign and election cycle, many people in North Carolina continue to struggle with the outcome of the election. But this weekend, faith communities across the state will offer worship services focusing on the theme of "love one another." The North Carolina

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