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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - NC: Rural/Farming

RALEIGH, N.C. - Feeding people and protecting the environment are two aims that don't have to be at odds on North Carolina farms. Farmers now have seven recommendations for increasing production, reducing costs and minimizing negative environmental impact. A new "Future Friendly Farming" report by

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

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week a labor group is trying to get the attention of one of North Carolina's largest tobacco companies by targeting the firm's purse strings. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), based in Raleigh, is organizing protests nationwide in front of branches of Chase, one of the

RALEIGH, N. C. - New laws take effect this month for hunting and trapping in the Tarheel State. Among the most controversial is the decision by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to allow crossbow hunting any time a bow-and-arrow is permitted. Animal rights advocates — including

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise in the U.S., and Congress is taking a look at a possible link between this trend and the routine use of low-dose antibiotics in livestock and poultry feed. Veterinarian Dr. Gail Hansen, a senior officer with the Pew Campaign on Huma

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. - Two recessions have proven to be too much for most of the South, according to a report released today by MDC, a nonprofit research organization in Chapel Hill. "The State of the South 2010" finds the region was quickly knocked off its fast track in efforts to reducing poverty an

MONROE, N.C. - The growing season means the battle against weeds is on, both for crops and in home yards and gardens. Atrazine, a common pesticide used to keep those weeds at bay, is receiving a special safety review from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of studies showing possible

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