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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - NC: Social Justice

Western North Carolina Community Health Services has received a $10,000 grant from the Campaign for Southern Equality to expand medical services to the LGBTQ community. (justgrimes/Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Community health centers across North Carolina meet the medical needs of a diverse population, many of whom aren't finding adequate care elsewhere. One such group is the LGBTQ community, and Western North Carolina Community Health Services, or WNCCHS, has just received a $1

Members of MERI and other groups held a counter protest in Raleigh to speak out against Islamophobia. (UE Local 150)

RALEIGH, N.C. – With incidences of violence against Muslims occurring in some parts of the country, some North Carolina groups have decided to fight the trend with knowledge. One such group is United Electrical Workers Local 150. The union is starting in the workplace, educating employers an

Deportees from the United States crowd into a small room to receive information from an immigration official in El Salvador. (Fronteras Desk/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- At least two churches in North Carolina have publicly declared that they will offer sanctuary to immigrants at risk of deportation from recent directives by the Trump administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And others in the state are preparing to offer a safe haven

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

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

Orange County resident Tom High has been arrested three times for civil disobedience at the General Assembly.  (Courtesy of Kevin Smith)

RALEIGH, N. C. – As historic numbers of North Carolina citizens are engaging in the political process, some state lawmakers are looking for ways to criminalize protesting. House Bill 249, known as the "Economic Terrorism Bill," would outlaw acts of protest such as disrupting traffic or busine

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