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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - NC: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a so-called TABOR amendment that would limit the state government's ability to raise taxes. Colorado has had such an amendment since 1992. Credit: Darren Hester/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Colorado may be almost 1,500 miles from North Carolina, but Tar Heel State lawmakers are looking into a constitutional amendment already in place there. The North Carolina State Senate recently approved what is often referred to as a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, which wo

The Healthy Food Small Retailer/Corner Store Act would increase access to healthy foods in food desert communities and fund research into the impact of such a program. Photo credit: Linzi/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – There are approximately 349 "food deserts" in North Carolina. The term describes a community that does not have healthy food retailers. That's according to research by The Support Center, a community development nonprofit. This summer, North Carolina lawmakers are considering

PHOTO: Federal child nutrition programs are set for reauthorization this year, which some say is an opportunity for both parties to work together to fight child hunger. Photo credit: mynameisharsha/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal nutrition programs feed North Carolina's most vulnerable children during the summer months and school year, but there still are many children who go hungry. A report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) found more than one in five households in the state st

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: Recent snow days have left many North Carolina children hungry. Photo courtesy; flickr.com/flakyredhead

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - While many North Carolina kids have rejoiced in the multitude of snow days experienced in recent weeks, others are left looking for their next meal. More than 600,000 children in the Tar Heel state are at risk for hunger and slightly more than that receive free or reduced-pric

PHOTO: Ann Grier of Gaining Ground Farm farms land protected by agricultural conservation easement through the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Photo courtesy of SAHC.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the interest in locally-produced foods grows, an increasing number of young people are looking to make a living farming the land. Allison Kiehl, farmland stewardship and sustainability director with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, says there is a great need in

PHOTO: As part of the EPA's 'Local Foods, Local Places' initiative, Rutherford County was able to relocate its farmers' market to the Florence Mill property in Forest City. Photo courtesy of NC Extension Service

ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. — Christmas came early this month for the community of Rocky Mount. It will receive assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a new farmers' market and develop urban community gardens at former brownfield sites. It's part of the agency's Local F

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians unable to care for themselves because of age or a disability are holding their breath Tuesday, waiting to see what happens at the state Capitol. Last week the North Carolina Senate announced major cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels and Medicaid in its version of

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