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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 

Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.

2020Talks - September 29, 2020 

Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

Photo: North Carolina's U.S. Senate race encouraged turnout among voters across the state, and set a record when it comes to campaign spending. Photo credit: S. Carson

RALEIGH, N.C. - After enduring months of campaign ads, North Carolinians are waking up today and learning how the candidates and issues they favored in this midterm fared. But today barely marks a break in the action for political insiders. Jill Hanauer, president and CEO of Project New America, say

RALEIGH, N.C. - The most profitable Fortune 500 companies - including several in North Carolina - are paying little or no federal income tax. According to a new report, Duke Energy has paid no federal corporate taxes since 2008, a period in which the company made $9 billion in profit. Allan Freyer

Photo: Organically fed cows at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Courtesy: Hickory Nut Gap Farm

FAIRVIEW, N.C. - North Carolina's organic farmers are concerned about their livelihood because of a bill proposed in the North Carolina House. House Bill 379 places the State Board of Agriculture in control of commercial planting in the state, and would prevent local cities and counties from passing

Photo: Project by CF Steel. Courtesy: Liescheidt

OAKBORO, N.C. - In today's economy, it's not easy for a small-business owner such as Tim Liescheidt to get a loan to build his business outside Charlotte. Traditional lenders say they can't take the risk and the Small Business Administration told him his start-up steel business was too small. That's

RALEIGH, N.C. - The State Supreme Court today will hear arguments to unseal research commissioned by two state lawmakers regarding North Carolina's redistricting issue. Several groups, including the North Carolina Public Broadcasting Association and the state Press Association, are supporting the re

RALEIGH, N.C. - As North Carolina approaches state general elections Tuesday, there is proof that nonpartisan "get out the vote" efforts can have an impact on voter turnout. Campaign stickers and cardboard signs are all over the state, asking citizens to vote for a particular party or candidate. W

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cutting costs for insurance companies is the end result of a bill that passed the North Carolina House last week, according to those who oppose the legislation. They say it would be at the expense of the public, since in the event of an auto accident or similar circumstance, the exte

RALEIGH, N. C. - State legislators converging on Raleigh Wednesday have a tough job ahead of them - trying to plug a $3.7 billion hole in the state budget. While a cuts-only approach is among the solutions on the table, many are already protesting that notion. According to the North Carolina Budget

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