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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Public News Service - NC: Urban Planning/Transportation

A new report ranks North Carolina in fifth place in solar per capita in the nation. (Morguefile.com)

SANFORD, N.C. - There's four solar panels for every five people in North Carolina, placing the state in fifth place nationwide for solar per capita. That's according to a new report from Environment North Carolina Research Research and Policy Center. The state bumped four places up from ninth place

Raleigh is one of fastest growing metro areas in the country, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. (JamesWillamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – People are moving to the Tar Heel State – particularly to its metro areas. Census data released today names Raleigh as the 16th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, and found Charlotte also has seen significant gains in the last year. Statewide, between 2

Sustain Charlotte is calling on city leaders to invest in an east-west bike path in uptown Charlotte. (46birds/morguefile)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For decades, much of the state's transportation solutions have come down to building roadways to accommodate more vehicles, but a group advocating for increased sustainability is asking policy makers to pave the way for transportation of the two-wheeled variety. Tonight, Sustain

Planned Express Toll Lanes on I-77 in Charlotte could end up costing taxpayers additional funds if enough travelers don't opt to take the travel option. (CharlieCowins/Flickr.com)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Plans for the controversial I-77 Express Lanes Project in Charlotte are moving ahead now that the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization has voted in favor of the project. This while a report from the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group called it one of

North Carolina voters will have the chance to weigh in on the Connect NC bond referendum on the March 15 primary ballot. (kconnors/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – In less than two months at the March 15th primary, North Carolina voters will have their say on a bond referendum that supporters say would offer much-needed funding for the university and community college systems, National Guard, state parks and water and sewer systems. The

Drought is one of North Carolina's vulnerabilities when it comes to climate change, according to a recent report. Credit: inkogutto/morguefile.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's tourism industry generated $20 billion last year alone, and a new report predicts natural disasters, largely brought on by extreme weather, would threaten that revenue. The report, States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card, gives the state a grade of "

Grassy Ridge Bald is a 601-acre protected tract of land in the Road Highlands of the Pisgah National Forest. Credit: Witt Langstaff Jr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Members of the North Carolina legislature will likely get their first look today at the budget deal reached by Republican leaders late Friday, after the longest budget-writing session in 14 years. The months of waiting have put hundreds of state programs in limbo, including pending

CEI - The Digital Office in Raleigh took advantage of available state and federal tax credits to install 615 solar panels and a new

RALEIGH, N.C. – The tax credit believed to be largely responsible for North Carolina's ranking as fourth in the nation for installed solar capacity is set to expire at the end of this year – unless lawmakers opt to extend the credit. While the credit is debated, a new report from Enviro

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