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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - NC: Immigrant Issues

The North Carolina Council of Churches quotes scripture on a billboard on Interstate 40 near Statesville. (NC Council of Churches)

STATESVILLE, N.C. – A religious debate is taking place along a stretch of one of North Carolina's major interstates. This week, drivers on I-40 near Statesville will notice two billboards - one supporting President Donald Trump's immigration ban on Muslims, and the other with a very different

Deportees from the United States crowd into a small room to receive information from an immigration official in El Salvador. (Fronteras Desk/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- At least two churches in North Carolina have publicly declared that they will offer sanctuary to immigrants at risk of deportation from recent directives by the Trump administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And others in the state are preparing to offer a safe haven

Farm workers are often paid for each bucket of kale they pick on North Carolina farms. (Dennis Amith/flickr.com)

ROSE HILL, N.C. – You might not look at your kale smoothie the same way again. Four migrant farmworkers recently settled a class action lawsuit against an eastern North Carolina farm. The farm workers alleged unsafe working conditions and wage theft as they picked kale and other vegetables

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

Saul Berenthal, a Cuban-American entrepreneur, meets President Barack Obama during a visit to Cuba. (S. Berenthal)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina exports more than $30 billion worth of goods and services annually, supporting more than 150,000 jobs. That is one of the many reasons why businessman Saul Berenthal hopes the state is able to continue international trade with places like his home country, Cuba

President Donald Trump's immigration order has prompted families who have adopted children internationally to double-check that the child's U.S. citizenship paperwork is in order. (Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- An Asheville mom had an unpleasant surprise this week when she called the Social Security Administration and discovered her adopted son is still listed as a "legal alien.” Although Amber Ukena had filed the proper paperwork almost 10 years ago when she brought her son home

Duke Divinity School this weekend is offering help to churches and faith leaders looking to offer immigrants and refugees a sanctuary from deportation. (Icars/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – President Donald Trump signed a series of border security orders on Wednesday in what he said was an effort to counter illegal immigration. Included were orders to begin the process of constructing the wall between the U.S. and Mexico and restricting the immigration of re

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

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