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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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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

In addition to showing up at marches and rallies, more people are joining and donating to progressive organizations, in North Carolina and across the country. (Women AdvaNCe)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two weeks after his inauguration, President Trump's recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they're fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Pa

North Carolina is currently one of only two states nationwide that automatically tries 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. (Crawford Learmonth/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The tide may be turning when it come to prosecuting all 16- and 17-year-olds in North Carolina as adults. This month, a commission made up of members representing legal and law enforcement perspectives held its final meeting and declared that raising the age in North Carolina i

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

Earlier this year, a nonpartisan panel of justices and judges created a district map of North Carolina that mostly considered geography. (Duke University)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the recount of votes in the November election continues in the Tar Heel State, a report from the Institute for Southern Studies has found that gerrymandering continues to impact the outcome of North Carolina's state and national races. In the recent election, Democrats com

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