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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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The number of minorities able to access conventional loans doesn't add up to a healthy economy, according to a new report. (GotCredit/flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - Achieving the American dream often comes down to access to capital, and a new report finds that racial disparities continue in access to home loans. The Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending analyzed 2016 mortgage lending data and found that African-Americans and Hispanics rece

An estimated 25,000 children weren't counted in North Carolina in 2010, and 39 state groups want to make sure the 2020 Census is properly funding to prevent an undercount from happening again. (roberto volterra/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Future funding for North Carolina's children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What's at stake? Block grants that provide fundi

The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is calling for additional protections for tobacco farm workers in North Carolina and the rest of the world.  (UGA College of Ag/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A global organization is calling for additional protections for tobacco farm workers in North Carolina and the rest of the world. The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations, or IUF, passed a resolution

A new report says North Carolina has room for improvement in its support of minority-owned businesses. (NCRC/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – There are more than 180,000 minority-owned businesses in North Carolina, but growing and sustaining this business isn't easy. This long-held claim by business owners is confirmed in a new report by the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center. Policy analyst for the North Carolin

The union representing city workers in the state is asking municipalities to implement more extensive heat-mitigation policies. (Daniel R. Blume/flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hot summer temperatures are weighing heavily on people who make a living outdoors throughout the state. It's prompting the union representing city employees in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Winston-Salem, Greenville, Chapel Hill and others to demand workplace

28 North Carolina teachers traveled to Germany as part of the Go Global NC initiative. (Go Global)

CLINTON, N.C. -- As school systems across North Carolina prepare to start a new year, teachers are returning refreshed and, in some cases, equipped with knowledge to better serve their classrooms. That's the case for 28 teachers from across the state who traveled to Germany this summer to understa

Until last year, Jimmy John's required sandwich-makers to sign agreements prohibiting them from working for competing shops within three miles of any of its locations for three years. (Mike/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - More low-wage workers are being asked to sign noncompete agreements as a condition of their employment. The issue recently was brought to light in a court settlement between 10 former employees of a Chapel Hill cleaning service. The plaintiffs, represented by the North Carolina

Farm workers are often paid for each bucket of kale they pick on North Carolina farms. (Dennis Amith/flickr.com)

ROSE HILL, N.C. – You might not look at your kale smoothie the same way again. Four migrant farmworkers recently settled a class action lawsuit against an eastern North Carolina farm. The farm workers alleged unsafe working conditions and wage theft as they picked kale and other vegetables

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