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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; The FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

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

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

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