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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: Women's Issues

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The daily protests outside a clinic in Charlotte that offers abortion services now are the subject of a documentary. The clinic, A Preferred Women's Health Center, is reportedly the busiest clinic of its kind in the state, where employees and patients alike are subject to loud and

One sticking point about the current proposals to repeal Obamacare is that they'd have a disproportionate impact on women's health costs and coverage. (Kaitlin M/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Senate bill that was expected to repeal Obamacare as early as next week remains in a holding pattern, while supporters of the legislation continue to look for ways to find consensus among their fellow senators. One such amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz would allow insurers to s

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

Case workers and police report reduced instances of reporting domestic violence and abuse in immigrant communities, linking it to the current political climate. (Metropolico.org/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – One in three Latinas has experienced domestic violence, according to the National Latina Network, and now many of them face a new barrier to seeking help. There are reports of increased reluctance among undocumented immigrants in North Carolina and the rest of the country to r

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

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