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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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The number of minorities able to access conventional loans doesn't add up to a healthy economy, according to a new report. (GotCredit/flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - Achieving the American dream often comes down to access to capital, and a new report finds that racial disparities continue in access to home loans. The Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending analyzed 2016 mortgage lending data and found that African-Americans and Hispanics rece

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – As the futures of young immigrants in the DACA program hang in limbo, a North Carolina foundation is providing funds to groups helping them navigate the uncertainty. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has created a DACA Rapid Response Fund, dividing $100,000 among eight o

Henry McCollum was exonerated after serving more than 30 years on North Carolina's death row. (Center for Death Penalty Litigation)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Saturday marks the third anniversary of the biggest exoneration in North Carolina history. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were declared innocent after serving more than 30 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. Their story is chronicled in a report released Thursday b

Western North Carolina Community Health Services has received a $10,000 grant from the Campaign for Southern Equality to expand medical services to the LGBTQ community. (justgrimes/Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Community health centers across North Carolina meet the medical needs of a diverse population, many of whom aren't finding adequate care elsewhere. One such group is the LGBTQ community, and Western North Carolina Community Health Services, or WNCCHS, has just received a $1

Members of MERI and other groups held a counter protest in Raleigh to speak out against Islamophobia. (UE Local 150)

RALEIGH, N.C. – With incidences of violence against Muslims occurring in some parts of the country, some North Carolina groups have decided to fight the trend with knowledge. One such group is United Electrical Workers Local 150. The union is starting in the workplace, educating employers an

Legal observers say more pieces will be falling into place following this week's Supreme Court ruling on the drawing of North Carolina's Congressional districts. (WOKANDAPIX/PIXABAY.COM)

RALEIGH, N.C. – If they were a term paper, some have observed, North Carolina's Congressional district maps would have more erasure marks than a fifth-grade book report. Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race did play a factor in the way state lawmakers drew congressional maps after

Critics say U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' renewed

RALEIGH, N.C. - A directive from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could shift additional burdens on the state's already crowded prison system and place a disproportionate number of minority defendants in jail. On Friday, Sessions announced he was directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most

A law before the State Assembly would reclassify any assault of a North Carolina police officer as a hate crime, which presents its own consequences for some communities. (Victor/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — At first glance, the First Responders Act of 2017 currently being considered by the state House seems to have the noblest of intentions: It offers tax breaks for firefighters and rescue workers, exempts widows of emergency personnel from paying property taxes, and establishes f

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