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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - NC: Rural/Farming

Advocates say pollinator-friendly solar farms benefit the environment and surrounding farms as they generate clean power for local communities. (The Nature Conservancy)

DURHAM, N.C. – The buzz about the demise of honeybees, birds, monarch butterflies and other crucial pollinators has prompted the creation of a North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance. North Carolina is second in the country for installed solar capacity, and the alliance is offering te

The Long family exclusively uses heirloom seeds passed down from the Eastern Band of Cherokee and does seed shares to make sure they're around for generations to come. (Long Family Farms and Gallery)

CHEROKEE, N.C. – This week's warm and sunny weather forecast in most parts of the state likely has many digging out their garden gloves and playing in the dirt. But before you head to a big-box store to purchase your seeds and plants, the state's land conservancies and family farms hope you'll

A profile of Chowan County and the potential positive impact wind energy may have on the community. (Southeastern Wind Coalition)

EDENTON, N.C. — North Carolina's farming communities are struggling after several seasons of extreme weather and unseasonable temperatures. There is one “crop” that could offer more consistent income - but they can't take advantage of it. The state currently has a moratorium on w

Two eastern North Carolina counties received more than $640,000 in tax payments from the Amazon Wind Farm. (Avangrid Renewables)

BELVIDERE, N.C. – Money may not grow on trees, but it does on wind farms in North Carolina. This month, the Amazon Wind Farm paid the two counties it calls home – Perquimans and Pasquotank – $640,000. The tax revenue makes the farm, powered by Avangrid Renewables, both counties

Many of the foods North Carolina families eat at Thanksgiving are harvested by migrant farmworkers. (Deb Nystrom/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state of North Carolina is a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenging a state law that prevents farmworkers from organizing to protect their rights on the job. The case was filed by the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of t

Advocates say Eastern North Carolina stands to gain the most from wind power, since landowners can lease land for more money than they can make in farming. (Jeff Kubina/Flickr)

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina's wind farm development is in a holding pattern, with three projects stalled because of legislation passed this summer that places a moratorium on wind farms until the state can study the effects of wind farms on its military installations. Clean energy advocat

The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is calling for additional protections for tobacco farm workers in North Carolina and the rest of the world.  (UGA College of Ag/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A global organization is calling for additional protections for tobacco farm workers in North Carolina and the rest of the world. The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations, or IUF, passed a resolution

Waterway restoration to repair damage from Hurricane Matthew is moving ahead because of a public-private partnership. (Hurricane Matthew/flickr)

WARSAW, N.C. – It's been a little over 10 months since Hurricane Matthew ravaged parts of North Carolina causing flooding in river basins across the state. Although the water has receded, the cleanup continues and the state is partnering with the nonprofit group Resource Institute to restore

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