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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 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NC: Health

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many North Carolina residents to start their own gardens.(Adobe Stock)

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- Rural communities across North Carolina are working to meet the rising needs of residents who are unable to access healthy food as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Many already grappled with longstanding health inequities before COVID-19, but local groups have stepped up eff

Researchers estimated 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate, the key ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, have been used globally. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The German company Bayer has agreed to shell out around $10 billion to around 95,000 plaintiffs who alleged that glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer, gave them cancer. Roundup originally was developed by Monsanto in the early 1970s. Bayer bought the company i

Exposure to particulate matter air pollution is associated with the increased use of asthma medication in children. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has said it plans to leave current air pollution standards for particulate matter unchanged, despite warnings from scientists that the standards are outdated and causing tens of thousands of premature deaths each year across the country. North C

Nationwide, time spent in such outdoor spaces as parks, beaches and community gardens has shrunk as people continue to stay indoors to avoid spread of COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)<br />

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With schools out and many camps canceled this summer due to COVID-19, families are looking for ways to get their kids outdoors. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has launched an "Outside Every Day Challenge" - from now until mid-July, it's calling on parents and caregivers to

Crowdsourcing could play a key role in contact tracing as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More people are showing interest in citizen science projects to help shed light on the novel coronavirus and the ways it spreads within communities. Calvin Cupini, citizen science manager for Clean Air Carolina, said crowd-sourcing projects have been a critical source of data on a

Almost one in five North Carolina children faces hunger on a regular basis. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kids in Union County are faring better than those in other parts of the state, according to a new report that looks by county at who's doing the most to protect and provide for their children. The nonprofit group Save the Children checked on factors that can cut childhood short --

Two union members and tobacco workers on a North Carolina farm. (Farm Labor Organizing Committee)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A labor union representing more than 9,000 farmworkers says the coronavirus pandemic has made working conditions worse for migrant laborers on North Carolina tobacco farms. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, is calling on the multi-billion-dollar corporations that purc

71% of North Carolinians are worried about covering basic costs by the end of the summer. (August de Richelieu from Pexels)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A survey of more than 1,300 North Carolina families finds more than 60% say they have lost income, or expect to, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Released by the groups ParentsTogether and Down Home North Carolina, the poll also found respondents do not support fully reopening the

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