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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


2020Talks - September 29, 2020 


Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

Catches of key fish stocks off the North Carolina coast have decreased by 75% or more depending on species. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Calls are increasing to merge the state's Division of Marine Fisheries into the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission from people who argue the move would increase effectiveness, reduce public confusion and save money. Louis Daniel, former director of the North Carolina Divi

A new NEPA rule change drastically reduces the environmental review of many types of major construction projects being proposed. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit arguing that the Trump administration has sped through an industry-friendly rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act. As one of the nation's first major environmental laws, NEPA requires that any construction project proposed on f

The coronavirus has complicated natural-disaster evacuation plans in many North Carolina counties. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A new survey finds more North Carolinians are troubled by the effects of climate change on hurricane season. Out of more than 2,000 respondents who live in southeastern coastal states, around 65% said they think addressing climate change is an important priority for the nation. Ha

The Roan Highlands in North Carolina is a conservation focus area of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. (Travis Bordley)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation aimed at ensuring the nation's land and water resources, particularly its national parks and forests, are maintained and protected for future generations. Conservation groups in North Carolina say the bill could expand residents' access

States with the highest voter turnout numbers have enacted same-day registration and easier vote-by-mail policies. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Grassroots advocacy groups across the state have launched VoteNC.org, a get-out-the-vote campaign aimed at increasing voter turnout in this fall's presidential election. North Carolina is widely viewed as a swing state, and Brigid Flaherty, co-director of Down Home North Carolina,

Millions of vacationers flock to North Carolina's Outer Banks each year. (Adobe Stock)

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Congress is considering a bill that would provide funding to coastal communities for investment in ocean and coastal-habitat restoration. Advocates say the Moving Forward Act, which U.S. House lawmakers recently passed, would reduce the economic sting caused by the coronavirus,

The French Broad River flows through the city of Asheville, N.C. (Adobe Stock)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A group working to improve water quality in streams draining into the French Broad River says it's changing the name of one Asheville project to better fit the area. RiverLink said it learned of concerns about what was known as the "River Arts District Watershed Plan" from reside

It's estimated more than a half million clean energy jobs in the United States have been lost this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Duke Energy remains the region's leader in installed solar capacity, but can no longer claim to have half of all the solar in the Southeast, according to a new report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Bryan Jacob, the group's solar program director, co-authored the research.

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