PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 

Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus. Lingering concerns about CENSUS participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - NC: Urban Planning/Transportation

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:

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

PHOTO: Baby raccoon receives attention by Genesis staff. Courtesy of Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. - A western North Carolina wildlife sanctuary is fighting city hall, literally. Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary in Beech Mountain has sued the town for what it says is unjust and illegal treatment by municipal administrators. Last year, after rehabilitating wildlife and educating the

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is plugging into the possibilities clean-energy technology has to offer. This week, Raleigh hosts "Plug-In 2011," an annual conference of clean-energy experts, focusing on transportation. With tax-credit incentives for clean-energy companies to locate in the state an

NEW HILL, N.C. - Plans are moving ahead for the construction of a $327 million sewage treatment facility in the town of New Hill in Wake County. Opponents aren't giving up the years-long fight against it, though, arguing that New Hill, a community with a large minority and poor population, is being

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Particles of air pollution too small to see are likely making a big impact on heart and lung health, according to new research from the American Heart Association (AHA). The scientific evidence cited in its new report builds on previous research and provides a direct link betwe

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