PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2020 

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 

Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Archive: July 20, 2016

Fishing on public lands currently accessible to all North Carolinians may not be possible if the GOP succeeds in transferring control of federal public lands to states.(NCWF)

RALEIGH, N.C. — This week at the Republican National Convention the GOP released its official party platform. Nestled in the 66-page document are calls to hand over control of federal public lands largely to the states where they are located. Outdoor enthusiasts and conservation groups are c ...Read More

Social Security benefits faces solvency challenges as baby boomers hit retirement. (AFGE/Flickr)

CLEVELAND -- "Make America Work Again" was the theme on day two of the RNC in Cleveland. Yet some advocacy organizations say there's not enough talk about giving workers the benefits they've earned. More than 60 million retirees and individuals with disabilities receive Social Security benefits, a ...Read More

Ant-sized parasitic wasps are helping reduce emerald ash borers threatening millions of trees throughout Iowa. (Katja Schulz/Wikimedia Commons)

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has introduced tiny, parasitic wasps to combat the invasive emerald ash borer as it continues to threaten the more than 50 million ash trees in the state. The emerald ash borer has appeared in one-third of the counties in I ...Read More

As the Republican National Convention marches on, some in Illinois are wondering where Gov. Bruce Rauner stands on the GOP's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. (

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Some Illinois residents are wondering where Governor Bruce Rauner stands on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. As Trump prepares to speak to the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Illinois voters are asking whether the state's Republican ...Read More

The controversy over waste illegally dumped in a Kentucky landfill from out-of-state fracking operations has made its way to a legislative committee hearing in Frankfort. (Sierra Club)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The fallout continues from the unauthorized dumping of fracking waste from West Virginia into a Kentucky landfill. Nearly 2,000 tons of the low-level radioactive waste was moved to the Blue Ridge Landfill near Irvine, a violation of Estill County's host agreement with the solid-was ...Read More

Tennessee is being urged to further maximize its solar potential through tax credit programs and other incentives. (

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee comes in 28th in the nation for installed solar capacity according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Last year the state installed 11 megawatts of generation potential. But with Tennessee seeing about 200 days of sunshine every year, there is untapped pot ...Read More

Inside the hall at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the West Virginia delegation has received a notable honor. (Pittsburgh City Paper Photo by Aaron Petan)

CHARLESTON, W.V. -- West Virginia's delegation to the Republican National Convention received prime placement right by the podium for Tuesday’s vote to nominate the party’s candidate. One delegate, Ron Walters - member of the West Virginia state House of Delegates and a Trump supporter - ...Read More

Immigrants' rights supporters at the Republican National Convention plan to build a blocks long wall around the Quicken Loans Arena today. (Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - After Colorado delegates failed to block Donald Trump's nomination on the Republican National Convention floor on Tuesday, a coalition of activists today plans to build a wall surrounding Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Tania Unzueta, lead organizer for Mijente, said minority groups targ ...Read More

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