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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - NC: Animal Welfare

Red wolf populations have been reduced in recent years because of policy changes, hunting and human threats. (B. Bartel/USFWS)

COLUMBIA, N.C. - They're an animal often overlooked when considering the state's prized wildlife, but for decades the endangered red wolf has called North Carolina home. Once close to extinction, federal and state efforts had grown the population to 100 wolves living in the wild. That's until recent

North Carolina's butterflies and other pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds are impacted by industrial and agricultural development. (Angelique Hjarding)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina's Butterfly Highway isn't going to shorten your nightly commute, but it will make it more scenic. The project began a year ago in the Charlotte area as an effort to increase the network of pollinator habitats in the community, and make it easier for butterfli

PHOTO: North Carolina wildlife groups are concerned a proposal to transfer management of captive deer and elk from the Wildlife Resources Commission to the Department of Agriculture could increase the risk of disease. Photo credit: Larry Smith/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina wildlife groups are urging lawmakers to hit the 'pause' button on legislation they say would change the management of captive deer and elk. The Farm Act of 2015, recently passed by the state Senate, would switch authority for captive deer from the Wildlife Resou

Photo: A bill now sits on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk that critics say could impact undercover investigations at daycare and nursing home facilities, in addition to factory farms. Photo credit: anitapeppers/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. – A bill (H405) commonly referred to as an ag gag bill now sits on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk, waiting on him to sign or veto the legislation. While the bill has made headlines for its potential impact on whistle-blower investigations on factory farms, critics maintain the broad l

Photo: Proposed legislation in the State Assembly would allow property owners to pursue damages against whistleblowers. Photo courtesy: HSUS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Humane Society of the United States recently submitted a commercial to select TV stations across the state, highlighting why it opposes so-called ag-gag legislation (SB 433/HB 405) to punish whistleblowers on factory farms. "Animal cruelty at Butterball and Pilgrim fact

Photo: The North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation is hosting informational sessions this year to help airports across North Carolina protect wildlife and passengers. Photo credit: Matthew Hull/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Negotiating air traffic and unpredictable weather are just two of the concerns North Carolina airports face on a daily basis. Wildlife are also a concern, and according to the FAA, there were 225 wildlife strikes with planes in North Carolina in 2014. Bobby Walston, division of avia

Video: Actress and activist Pamela Anderson shares what investigators found at the North Carolina Farm. Video courtesy: Mercy for Animals

DOBSON, N.C. - A North Carolina poultry farm that supplies one of the largest food-service distributors in the United States is the subject of an undercover investigation. Among the discoveries by a Mercy For Animals investigator at Wayne Farms in Dobson - birds having wings and legs broken, shocked

Photo: Devries captured images like this one with his camera equipped drone, which flew over several North Carolina pig farms which supply hogs to Smithfield. Photo courtesy: Devries

KENANSVILLE, N.C. – A documentary filmmaker calls it alarming – the birds-eye view he recorded of some large North Carolina pig farms. Mark Devries used a drone to capture the images of lagoons of pig waste at a number of facilities, all of which supply pigs to Smithfield, the world's

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