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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - NC: Women's Issues

Thousands are expected in Raleigh on Saturday for the Raleigh Women's March, a sister event of the Women's March on Washington. (James Willamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - A movement that grew into a global event in just 10 weeks is promising to make its mark on North Carolina and its populace this weekend. The Women's March on Washington has inspired sister events in 14 North Carolina cities, from Burnsville to Wilmington. More than 1.3 million women

The #DearBetsy campaign aims to convince Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos that on-campus victims of sexual harassment and assault need protections. (Wolfram Burner/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Education, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been pushed back one week. Advocates for safer college campuses and equal rights to education see the delay as an opportunity to reach out to

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Political pundits are talking of the possibility of a record voter turnout here in North Carolina, but a growing number of groups are encouraging citizens to take things one step further. Specifically, they're asking citizens to participate with their time and expertise by volunte

Experts recommend not only talking to kids about the importance of voting, but also encourage them to consider running for office one day. (Theresa Thompson/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolinians of all political persuasions can be heard lamenting a lack of choices on the ballot in this election. So, how can we ensure that future elections will include a bevy of qualified candidates? Look at the youngest generation, says one North Carolina author. Ma

This is the period known as the Red Zone, when a higher rate of sexual assaults occur on college campuses, as students return to school. (Wolfram Burner/flickr.com)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- With college classes in full swing and dorms teeming with eager and excited students - there is one unwelcome part of back-to-school celebrations. The "Red Zone" describes the first six to ten weeks of the semester when a large percentage of sexual assaults occur on college cam

This is #WageWeek in North Carolina, a social-media campaign to help raise awareness of unfair pay gaps and a minimum wage that isn't lifting families out of poverty.(Monochrome/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Fair wages are a hot topic at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In North Carolina, fair wages also are top-of-mind for organizations participating in #WageWeek, a campaign working mostly through social media to raise awareness about the need for fair pay fo

A report from NC Child recommends improved access to health coverage for women in order to increase the health of the state's babies. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fewer babies are dying in North Carolina – with infant mortality decreasing by 40 percent in the last 20 years, according to a new report by the support group NC Child. The organization says it also found that women's access to physical and mental health care plays a big

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

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