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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - NC: Public Lands/Wilderness

Western North Carolina is among the most ecologically rich regions in the world. (Adobe Stock)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - In 2019, more than 30,000 acres in Western North Carolina became protected from development, according to Blue Ridge Forever, a coalition of land-trust organizations across the region. Elsea Brown is executive director of the coalition. She said advocates mainly work with landown

William B. Umstead State Park spans nearly 6,000 acres across the cities of Raleigh, Cary and Durham. (Wikimedia Commons)

RALEIGH, N.C. - A local group opposed to the construction of a rock quarry adjacent to Umstead State Park in Wake County is appealing a Superior Court's decision. The judge ruled that the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority was within its bounds to grant Wake Stone Corp. rights to mine on airport lan

Cathey's Creek in Brevard is the city's main source of drinking water. (Resource Institute)

BREVARD, N.C. – The city of Brevard has received $1 million from the state to undertake a stream restoration project aimed at preventing the city’s water treatment plant from being damaged by high levels of sediment. Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland says the city takes 1 million gallon

One group in North Carolina is focused on inclusion and diversity in hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. (Nina Rodriguez/Issa Vibe Adventures)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A nature group in North Carolina is leading hikes and other outdoor activities this summer for people of color. Ali Steele, along with a few friends, started Issa Vibe Adventures a few years ago, when they realized there weren't many outdoor groups for people of color. Stee

The Jacob Fork River in Catawba County flows along a 188-acre property acquired by Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. (Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina) <br />

MORGANTON, N.C. — North Carolina may soon be adding a new state park to its roster. Land conservationists have announced the purchase of 188 acres in Catawba County, which will protect the land from being developed. The project is part of a larger effort to acquire lands on the Jacob Fork an

A 600-pound bear died from a car collision east of Plymouth, N.C., this week. Law enforcement officials say the driver was unharmed. (Tom Harrison/NCBearFest.com)

PLYMOUTH, N.C. — As the breeding season begins for North Carolina's black bears, so does the risk of collisions with the animals on highways in the eastern part of the state. The Albemarle/Pamlico Peninsula has one of the highest densities of black bears in the world, according to the North

North Carolina's Albemarle Peninsula is home to the world's only wild population of red wolves. (Matthew Zalewski/Wikimedia Commons)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Red wolves roam the Albemarle Peninsula of eastern North Carolina, and a new study confirms that the wild population is a unique, genetically distinct species. The findings could halt a years-long debate on whether these endangered wolves should be protected. Ben Prater is

The North Carolina Coastal Federation has joined several other groups in filing a motion for a preliminary injunction to block seismic surveys from beginning in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. (daveynin/Flickr)

WANCHESE, N.C. – A proposed federal plan from President Donald Trump to allow offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast is expected to be released soon, now that Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt has had his Senate hearing. North Carolina and eight other Atlantic Coast states, includ

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