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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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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

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

In North Carolina and the rest of the country, fewer juries and prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty. (Ken Piorkowski/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina hasn't executed anyone in the last 10 years, and legal experts say the reluctance of juries and prosecutors to place people on death row points to a lack of support for this type of punishment. According to The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, the last five

Earlier this year, a nonpartisan panel of justices and judges created a district map of North Carolina that mostly considered geography. (Duke University)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the recount of votes in the November election continues in the Tar Heel State, a report from the Institute for Southern Studies has found that gerrymandering continues to impact the outcome of North Carolina's state and national races. In the recent election, Democrats com

Karban (pictured in the center, back row) was one of 24 officers from Mecklenburg and Union counties to travel to Mexico in September as part of a program coordinated by Go Global NC. (Karban)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While Law enforcement officers around the country are under scrutiny for policing tactics, 24 men and women in blue from Mecklenburg and Union counties recently traveled to Mexico to gain a better understanding of the Latino communities they police here at home. The goal of

The death penalty, often administered by injections of lethal drug cocktails, is receiving less public support, according to research by Pew. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear two death-penalty cases this term. And while the court will primarily consider constitutional law in reaching their decisions, research shows that half of the country does not support capitol punishment. A new study released by the Pew Re

The Statewide Faith and Immigration Summit in Apex gathers faith leaders from across the state to discuss their congregations' role in the immigration and refugee debate. (NC Council of Churches)

APEX, N.C. – Building a wall or tearing it down – the immigration debate rages on as the presidential candidates make their views known on the issue. Here in North Carolina, many of the state's church leaders are gathering next weekend to discuss how the outcome of the November electio

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