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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: Urban Planning/Transportation

Photo: The outcome of Asheville's case against the state over ownership of its watershed could have statewide implications. Photo credit: bhallu7/morguefile.com

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Western North Carolina – specifically Asheville – is embroiled in a fight with the state over control of the city's water system. At issue is ownership of a 17,000-acre watershed purchased by Asheville almost 90 years ago and the entire distribution system of th

PHOTO: Charlotte recently was recognized as a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Photo courtesy: Chris North/NCWF

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Six North Carolina cities now are designated as Wildlife Friendly Communities by the National Wildlife Federation. Charlotte is the most recent to make the list and the largest city east of the Mississippi to receive the recognition, said Tim Gestwicki, chief executive of the Nort

Photo: Raleigh's economy is booming overall, but according to the latest State of the South report not everyone is reaping the economic rewards. Photo credit: Jmalljmall/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Business is booming for some North Carolina cities, namely Raleigh and Charlotte, both of which made Forbes magazine's recent rating of "Best Places for Business and Careers." While that's good news for those riding the upswing, the new State of the South report from MDC Incorporate

PHOTO: AARP North Carolina will be working with UNC Wilmington to offer forums and workshops for older North Carolinians in order to help them prepare for retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

WILMINGTON, N.C. - AARP North Carolina joined the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) this week to announce a long-term initiative to raise awareness and propose solutions to the challenges facing the state's 50-plus population in retirement. According Jody Holtzman, AARP Senior Vice

PHOTO: Conservation groups warn that amphibians are at risk with a lack of protection from changes made to the Clean Water Act by Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolinians are joining forces to remind the federal government and their elected officials about the basic principles of gravity. More specifically, they want the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate Clean Water Act rules that protect headwater str

PHOTO: Construction on I-40 in Statesville in Iredell County is part of the overall improvement project for the I-40 and I-77 interchange. Courtesy: NCDOT.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to hear about the aging bridge or two-lane highway you may utilize every day as part of your commute. The agency is asking the public to weigh in on what transportation needs they see in their daily lives through a series of public

PHOTO: The Raleigh metropolitan area ranks 155th in the country for urban sprawl, in a survey of 221 major cities by Smart Growth America. Photo credit: J.M. Turner

RALEIGH, N.C. - Today, as millions make their way to work in North Carolina, many are driving farther and spending more time in traffic. What's labeled by many as an inconvenience is called "sprawl" by analysts, and a new report from Smart Growth America has found that several metro areas in the sta

Photo: Charlotte offers a light rail system for commuters. Courtesy: lightrailnow.org

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians are moving out from behind the wheel. Per-person driving miles have decreased almost 8 percent in the state since 2005, according to a new report from the N.C. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (NC PIRG). Karen Rindge, executive director of Wake Up Wa

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