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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


2020Talks - August 3, 2020 


Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - NC: Cultural Resources

The French Broad River flows through the city of Asheville, N.C. (Adobe Stock)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A group working to improve water quality in streams draining into the French Broad River says it's changing the name of one Asheville project to better fit the area. RiverLink said it learned of concerns about what was known as the "River Arts District Watershed Plan" from reside

Shaw Creek runs through Veterans Healing Farm in Hendersonville, N.C. (Resource Institute)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- A river-restoration project on a farm for veterans in Hendersonville is bringing new life to a community space. Veterans Healing Farm began in 2013 as a way to support the emotional and social well-being of returning service members, who use the land to grow food, herbs and

Members of the Nikwasi Initiative gather in Franklin, North Carolina. (Juanita Wilson)

FRANKLIN, N.C. — After preserving a sacred Cherokee site in Franklin, known as the Nikwasi Mound, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a local conservation group are now developing a 60-mile cultural corridor. The corridor will run between Nikwasi Mound and another heritage site

Durham, N.C., resident Omisade Burney-Scott (right) with fellow death doula Vivette Jefferies-Logan. (Madeline Gray/YES! Media)

By Cynthia Greenlee Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-North Carolina News Service Collaboration Ivette Jeffries-Logan and Omisade Burney-Scott are friends for life – and collaborators in death. Three years ago when a mutual friend realized she wouldn’t su

One group in North Carolina is focused on inclusion and diversity in hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. (Nina Rodriguez/Issa Vibe Adventures)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A nature group in North Carolina is leading hikes and other outdoor activities this summer for people of color. Ali Steele, along with a few friends, started Issa Vibe Adventures a few years ago, when they realized there weren't many outdoor groups for people of color. Stee

The Roan Highlands features scenes like native azaleas and the world's largest rhododendron garden. (Ken Lane/flickr)

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. — This weekend thousands will lace up their hiking boots and explore North Carolina's hundreds of miles of hiking trails. The state's 23 land trusts play a large role in protecting outdoor recreation opportunities, including sections of the Appalachian Trail. The Southern A

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — This weekend, thousands flocked to a documentary profiling the country's second female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While final box office numbers for its first weekend in nationwide release aren't yet in, "RBG" made more than $2 million in two weeks of lim

Women AdvaNCe Executive Director Naomi Randolph (center) works with staff members to coordinate the upcoming North Carolina Women's Summit. (Women AdvaNCe)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The phrase "Me too" has taken on new significance this week, as more women and men are sharing their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. The message is resonating beyond the issue of violence against women, and extending to other parts of their lives. For many,

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