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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

Crowdsourcing could play a key role in contact tracing as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More people are showing interest in citizen science projects to help shed light on the novel coronavirus and the ways it spreads within communities. Calvin Cupini, citizen science manager for Clean Air Carolina, said crowd-sourcing projects have been a critical source of data on a

Police conduct against people of color has outraged the nation and sparked weeks-long protests.(Adobe Stock)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Knowing where local elected leaders stand on police use of force and using the power of your vote are key to implementing genuine police reform - that's what local activists in Fayetteville have learned from their experiences forming a local task force to push for changes to it

Early studies from researchers at Harvard University found that a small increase in long-term exposure to air pollution leads to a large increase in the COVID-19 death rate. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to leave current limits on air pollution unchanged, but critics say the particle pollution standards aren't strict enough and put human health at risk. Mustafa Santiago Ali is a member of the Environmental Protection Network and Vi

The United States remains the only country among industrialized nations that does not have health coverage for all citizens. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. - In an online town-hall event yesterday, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Rep. Alma Adams, D-Charlotte, spoke about the need for the Affordable Care Act and the urgency of lowering prescription drug prices as the state fights the new coronavirus pandemic. Residents also

More than 6 million people voted in the 2016 North Carolina presidential primary elections. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians will not have to show photo identification to vote in the upcoming primary election. A federal judge in Greensboro has temporarily blocked the voter ID bill from going into effect. State lawmakers passed the controversial bill in 2018, and it was challenged by the

The North Carolina state House of Representatives chamber is shown in a recent photo. Last month a state court said congressional maps drawn by North Carolina Republicans violated the state constitution. (Adobe stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Some good-government advocates say new congressional maps redrawn by state legislators still are partisan, despite the fact a state court has approved use of the maps in 2020 elections. The tradition in North Carolina has been that legislators draw their own maps; they often say th

Some North Carolina Republican lawmakers were accused of gerrymandering in a case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The fight for fair congressional maps continues at the state level, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that it doesn't have the authority to prohibit partisan gerrymandering. One of the cases involved in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerns redistricting in 20

About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes, according to the American Heart Association.(Adobe Stock)

DURHAM, N.C. – Hundreds of people at a Durham Bulls minor-league baseball game last week acquired an extra skill – learning hands-only CPR from local emergency medical teams. The American Heart Association says hands-only CPR can save lives without requiring mouth-to-mouth resuscitatio

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