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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

Hundreds gathered at the Charlotte March for Science, as scientists look for ways to engage with their community and participate in policy discussions. (Clean Air Carolina)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Scientists across North Carolina are presumably back in the lab today after trading in their beakers and pipets for posters and megaphones on Saturday. The March for Science was held this weekend in eight North Carolina cities and hundreds of others around the world. But organiz

Democracy North Carolina and several citizens want a criminal investigation into false allegations of voter fraud in North Carolina's November 2016 election. (justgrimes/Flickr)

CARTHAGE, N.C. - An advocacy group is calling for a criminal investigation into almost 600 false allegations of voter fraud listed by the North Carolina Republican Party. Democracy North Carolina called for action on Tuesday, releasing a report about instances of voters being falsely accused of ca

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a bipartisan committee to draw district lines following the 2020 Census, in an attempt to end gerrymandering. (Jimmy Emerson, Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina has a long history of gerrymandering election districts, but small steps are being made by members of both parties to end the practice once and for all. Today is the deadline for state senators to sign on to co-sponsor Senate Bill 554 that would create a Fair R

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

Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to end a review by the U.S. Supreme Court of the state's Voter ID law. (Beatrice Murch/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper and State Attorney General Josh Stein took steps this week to end a U.S. Supreme Court review of North Carolina’s voter ID law, but some state lawmakers say they will push ahead with private counsel. That is easier said than done, according to Bob Hall,

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

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions hasn't testified since Jan. 10, long after President Trump's recent actions around immigration policies. (Ryan J. Reilly/Flickr)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. While his nomination has drawn criticism and concern from the start, civil-rights groups argue there are additional reasons why a vote should be del

A federal civil-rights complaint alleges that North Carolina's sexual-offender laws violate offenders' civil rights. (North Charleston/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Restrictions placed on registered sex offenders in North Carolina have expanded in recent years, and now a national group has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit on behalf of two convicted sex offenders in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. People on the

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