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44 Americans infected but not all show signs of sickness of coronavirus; and NC counties declare 2nd Amendment sanctuaries.

2020Talks - February 14, 2020 


The Nevada Culinary Workers Union has declined to endorse a candidate ahead of the start of early voting tomorrow. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been focused on Super Tuesday, but other candidates are now joining him in those 14 states, plus American Samoa and "Democrats Abroad."

Public News Service - NC: Environment

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. - It's a summer of record-breaking heat around North Carolina, and it's taking a toll on the state's older people, especially those without air conditioning. Since most didn't grow up with cooling systems, many of them consider it an unnecessary luxury. But the 90-degree-plus tempe

DURHAM, N.C. - "Where's the beef?" has a whole new meaning in the restaurant world, as more establishments work to offer vegetarian options to consumers. This month, the Durham County Commission proclaimed "Meatless Mondays" to encourage residents to explore plant-based menu options once a week. The

RALEIGH, N.C. - Keys to understanding North Carolina's "green" economy can be found in a 92-page book released this week by the NC Sustainable Energy Coalition (NCSEC). The guide lists major renewable energy projects around the state, as well as jobs and resources. More than 1,800 renewable energy p

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fort Bragg is one of many military bases and installations working toward higher energy efficiency and independence. The Army base is using cutting-edge technology including solar power, biofuels and thermal-energy storage. Former Sen. John Warner, R-Va., toured the Fayettevill

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Putting North Carolina's budget back in the black by cutting funding for environmental regulation could put the state's economy in the red. That's the opinion voiced by a majority of North Carolina voters in a new poll. Eighty-three percent of those surveyed agreed that protectin

CARY, N.C. - Solar panels are taking a 21st-century turn with a new technology which enables panels to tilt in the direction of the sun. "Solar trackers" have been used in Europe and Asia, and now are being introduced to North Carolina. The solar farm in Cary already uses them. Brett Carlson, U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The mercury in the air North Carolinians breathe is expected to be reduced significantly by new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. The standards will require coal-fired power plants to install the maximum controls available to reduce mercury air pollution. M

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The possible reopening of a landfill in Greensboro is generating a stink around the state, as groups express concern over its impact on the community and economy. The White Street Landfill in Greensboro was closed to municipal waste five years ago, but now the city may try to reop

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