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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - NC: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Survivors of sexual assault are concerned over the impact of HB2 on public safety. (Jlhopgood/flickr.com)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Survivors of sexual assault are speaking out on the potential impact of the controversial House Bill 2 legislation. Andrea Pino, a former student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was raped by a fellow student in 2012. She feels the legislation places more people

PHOTO: A new report compiles research about Americans who began receiving Medicaid coverage and benefits as children, and found multiple, long-term benefits in adulthood. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – More than one million North Carolina children benefit from Medicaid coverage, and as the nation's largest public health-insurance program turns 50 this week, a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds Medicaid has long-term benefits for c

Photo: Women protest

RALEIGH, N.C. – Almost two months since they were passed, little is known about how new restrictions will impact a woman's ability to get a safe and legal abortion in North Carolina. The changes were inserted into a motorcycle safety bill in the final days of the legislative session –

Photo: Adolescent Health Summit. Courtesy: The Duke Endowment Fund

RALEIGH, N.C. - Health education is a primary factor in keeping North Carolina's children healthy. That was the consensus at a meeting of health care professionals and advocates at the Adolescent Health Summit held in Raleigh on Tuesday. Among the positive news discussed: a drop in the rates of yout

RALEIGH, N.C. - On Wednesday, the Woman's Right to Know Act takes effect in North Carolina. The law mandates a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion, among other changes. It also requires that the state create a website to refer women to crisis pregnancy centers. However, a ne

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