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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

OUTER BANKS, N.C. - North Carolinians continue to clean up damage left from Hurricane Irene, but not only people are feeling the impact. The state's wildlife will take months, or even years, to recover from the powerful storm, scientists say. Hurricane winds can blow birds off course, destroy coasta

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

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