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    PNS Daily News - April 1, 20150 

    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

Public News Service - North Carolina

Photo: Female graduates may have a more difficult time finding a job post graduation. Photo credit: kconnors/

RALEIGH, N.C. – Resumes and job searches are tops on the minds of thousands of upcoming graduates from North Carolina colleges and universities. And while that first job can be tough for anyone to get, multiple studies indicate it's that much harder for women. Rachel Elahee is a psychologi...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: This image was gathered from undercover video of activities at Wayne Farms in Dobson, according to the animal-rights group Mercy for Animals. Photo courtesy of Mercy for Animals.

DOBSON, N.C. - A North Carolina poultry farm that supplies one of the largest food-service distributors in the United States is the subject of an undercover investigation. Among the discoveries by a Mercy For Animals investigator at Wayne Farms in Dobson - birds having wings and legs broken, shocked...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: A bill in the North Carolina State Assembly proposes criminalizing women for using drugs while pregnant. Women advocates insist there's a better way to confront the problem. Photo credit:

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina women who bear a child born addicted to or harmed by drugs could face criminal prosecution, if a bill proposed in the state Assembly passes and is signed into law. Lynn Shoemaker, advocacy and issues director for Women AdvaNCe, a nonpartisan institute that advocates f...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Experts recommend using caution when it comes to what information you share online in an effort to avoid cyberbullies. Photo credit: Francis MacDonald/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - A growing awareness of adult cyberbullying was underscored last Friday when Monica Lewinsky addressed the matter in a TED Talk. Cyberbullying can happen to people of any age, according to author Blair London, who heard some of her adult friends share stories of their experiences on ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Fortune 200 companies say they are having trouble finding a qualified workforce in North Carolina at times. Photo credit:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Businesses wishing to locate and hire in North Carolina are at times having trouble finding a qualified workforce. That's according to Bill Millett founder of the Charlotte-based Scope View Strategic Advantage, a firm that works with companies looking to fill positions utilizing a ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: North Carolinians are reporting a reduction in their state tax refund, or in some cases, a higher tax bill after the state eliminated tax credits. Photo credit: Jane M. Swayer/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - If you're among the North Carolinians who have already filed your taxes, you may have noticed your state tax burden is a little greater this year. Greg Elder, a Spruce Pine tax preparer for H & R Block, says the state's decision to eliminate tax credits like the earned-income tax cr...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Photo: Analysis from the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center finds that North Carolina's economy still is lagging behind in economic recovery following the Great Recession. Photo credit:

RALEIGH, N.C. - It's been seven years since the Great Recession hit North Carolina, but seven isn't such a lucky number for thousands of North Carolinians still reeling from the impact, according to a report released this week by the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center. The analysis found that the...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week. Experts say adults account for most poison-related deaths, mainly due to misuse or overuse of drugs or medications. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Infant or senior, it doesn't matter the age, poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. It's National Poison Prevention Week and experts are reminding people of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman, nurse specialist with the Drug and Poison Information Ce...Read More

Public News Service - NC

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