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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says bith-control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

Women AdvaNCe Executive Director Naomi Randolph (center) works with staff members to coordinate the upcoming North Carolina Women's Summit. (Women AdvaNCe)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The phrase "Me too" has taken on new significance this week, as more women and men are sharing their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. The message is resonating beyond the issue of violence against women, and extending to other parts of their lives. For many,

People rally to end gerrymandering as the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Wisconsin case, Gill vs. Whitford. (League of Women Voters/Flickr)

GREENSBORO, N.C. - A case being heard by the U.S. District Court in Greensboro this week could end the practice of gerrymandering for good. The term has been part of North Carolina's public discourse for decades, with both major political parties guilty at one point of drawing districts to benefit

The State Assembly is expected to override the veto of controversial legislation that will greatly impact how the state's judges are elected. (Brian Turner/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – It was a late night for the North Carolina Senate on Monday - as members voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would eliminate judicial primary elections in 2018, among other things. The state House is expected to make a similar vote this morning. If th

The State Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Cooper vs. Berger and Moore today. (Brian Turner/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court will hear a case that could determine the future of the state's election commission, along with other policies. Cooper versus Berger and Moore is one of several challenges filed by Gov. Roy Cooper and others against conservative legislative

Citizens gather for a press conference to deliver 10,000 signatures protesting a permit granted to Enviva. (Clean Air Carolina)

HAMLET, N.C. -- More than 10,000 signatures protesting the permitting of a wood pellet plant now are in the hands of Gov. Roy Cooper. The petition representing 50 organizations - including Clean Air Carolina - asks the governor to revoke an air permit to Enviva, the world's largest wood pellet manu

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the nation, by more people than the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone combined. (Steve Harwood/Flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 35 hunting, fishing and outdoor groups today sent a letter to the members of North Carolina's congressional delegation calling on them to defend public lands in the state and the rest of the country. The demand from organizations representing more than 100,000 stakeholde

The Mainspring Conservation Trust is working with private land owners and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee to preserve land where many tribe members are buried. (Mainspring Conservation Trust)

MURPHY, N.C. – North Carolina has hundreds of historic graveyards - many of them on private property. Buried in them are puzzle pieces of history the state's land conservancies are working to preserve. One example is the Welch Cemetery in Cherokee County, where the Mainspring Conservation Tr

Citizens gather every Tuesday in front of Sen. Thom Tillis's office in Raleigh to request a meeting with the Senator. (Resist Trump Tuesday)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Church leaders are among those constituents requesting a meeting with Sen. Thom Tillis, with no success. They have plenty of company - there are hundreds of North Carolina residents who have been asking to meet with the U.S. Senator only to have their requests denied. The dis

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