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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2018 


While school shooting survivors demand stricter gun control measures some teachers are talking about their own walkout; Republicans vow to keep fighting the new district map in Pennsylvania; and from the West Coast - a health care group slams Trump's "Skinny" insurance plans.

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Public News Service - NC: Children's Issues

Improving the health of North Carolina's newborns starts with focusing on the health of the mother in the years before she gives birth, according to a report released Wednesday by NC Child. (Mac's Photo Site/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – In the 21st century, with modern technology and resources, having a healthy pregnancy and a baby in North Carolina isn't something families can take for granted, according to a new report released Wednesday by NC Child. The study cites North Carolina's 2016 ranking of 39th in

Interviews and surveys with North Carolina employers and employees found support and positive results when workplaces instituted family-friendly policies. (NCECF)

RALEIGH, N.C. — While federal and state laws lag behind, North Carolina's private sector already understands the benefits of creating family-friendly workplace policies. That is the finding of a report based on interviews with more than 300 employers and surveys of 300 employees. The researc

The expansion of the Autism Clinic in Winston-Salem will enable the clinic to treat more children and offer additional services to children and their families. (KOMU News/flickr)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Rates of autism diagnosis are on the increase in North Carolina, up 30 percent since 2012. But in many parts of the state, families are waiting up to 18 months for the initial evaluation. That is changing for at least one community in the state, with the expansion of

My Friend Cayla is advertised as the world's first interactive doll, but a security loophole has drawn some concern, including from the FBI. (USPIRG)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you may want to take the time to read labels and carefully consider toys you buy for the children in your life. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released its Trouble in Toyland report this week, and while concerns over small parts or lead

Concern is growing about the issue of absenteeism in North Carolina schools and its impact on student performance. (CameliaTWU/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina schools are open for business, but getting students to attend on a regular basis isn't always easy. According to a report released this week, at some schools as much as 26 percent of the student population is chronically absent. The term describes children who

An estimated 25,000 children weren't counted in North Carolina in 2010, and 39 state groups want to make sure the 2020 Census is properly funding to prevent an undercount from happening again. (roberto volterra/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Future funding for North Carolina's children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What's at stake? Block grants that provide fundi

Peaceful Schools North Carolina has implemented its program in several Durham schools. (Krissy Venosdale/Flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolina children have their first day of school this week, and while the emphasis is on academics, more educators also are looking at innovative ways to encourage a healthy learning environment. The group Peaceful Schools NC works with schools to create a positive

28 North Carolina teachers traveled to Germany as part of the Go Global NC initiative. (Go Global)

CLINTON, N.C. -- As school systems across North Carolina prepare to start a new year, teachers are returning refreshed and, in some cases, equipped with knowledge to better serve their classrooms. That's the case for 28 teachers from across the state who traveled to Germany this summer to understa

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