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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

ASHEBORO, N.C. - If you're not sure you've ever seen a longleaf pine, then you probably haven't. Their distinctive long, shaggy needles are guaranteed to make an impression. The historic tree once covered more than 90 million acres of the nation's southeastern coastal plain, but two centuries of lo

RALEIGH, N.C. - Many issues divide the nation, but Americans are in strong agreement about the issue of dependence on foreign oil, according to a new study. The survey by the Pew Clean Energy Program found that 91 percent of Americans view dependence on oil as a threat to national security. Most of

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Safeguards on clean water in North Carolina may disappear if a bill in Congress is successful, an environmental-advocacy group warns. The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act, H.R. 2018, removes some federal authority to enforce clean water laws, and leaves some waterways unregu

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is plugging into the possibilities clean-energy technology has to offer. This week, Raleigh hosts "Plug-In 2011," an annual conference of clean-energy experts, focusing on transportation. With tax-credit incentives for clean-energy companies to locate in the state an

RALEIGH, N.C. - People living downwind from North Carolina power plants could be breathing cleaner air starting in 2014, thanks to a new rule from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule reduces the amount of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution that po

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

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