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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - NC: Rural/Farming

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Landline phones may seem less of a necessity for city dwellers, but some in rural communities with limited wireless options count on getting a dial tone at their homes. In North Carolina, phone companies no longer are obligated to provide those landlines, as the result of changes m

PINEY CREEK, N.C. - Thousands of communities across North Carolina must rely on septic systems - systems many of them are struggling to maintain or replace in the current economic climate. Allegheny County is one example. The septic system that services one of its elementary schools was shut down b

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's significant budget cuts in 2011 are having an effect on the amount of protection available to migrant workers in the state, according to their organizing union. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), is trying to step in to protect the workers by meeting with R.

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

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