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PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 


The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 


Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections Tuesday, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Public News Service - NC: Cultural Resources

Photo: Hydropower dams at Yadkin River. Courtesy: Yadkin Riverkeeper

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This weekend as North Carolinians enjoy the last of summer on the state's lakes and rivers, the fight continues over ownership of the Yadkin River. One month after the state filed in a Wake County Court to establish state ownership of the river, the Yadkin Riverkeeper i

PHOTO: More than 600 acres of Grassy Ridge land was purchased recently for conservation. Courtesy of Blue Ridge Forever.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - This Memorial Day weekend thousands of people around North Carolina have been out enjoying its natural beauty, but it's a constant struggle for conservation groups to protect valuable land in the state. However, land conservation in the state may take a small step forward without

Photo: Skier at Sugar Mountain Resort. Courtesy: Sugar Mountain Resort

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The recent and predicted snow for western North Carolina is welcome news for ski resorts as they do what they can to keep snow on the ground and trails open. Sugar Mountain Resort in Banner Elk received 20 inches of snow over the weekend. Kim Jochl, marketing director for Sugar

Photo: Chris Strout on his mountain bike. Courtesy: Chris Strout/Pisgah SORBA

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - For the first time in its history, the U.S. Forest Service is placing greater importance on watershed protection when it comes to long-term planning. In western North Carolina, the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests will be two of the first to have their plans revised with the n

RALEIGH. N.C. - Even as efforts to involve Latinos in North Carolina's political process are ramping up, hundreds of young undocumented workers who meet certain qualifications in the state are taking advantage of President Obama's deferred immigration program to avoid deportation. Applications are b

PHOTO: As they work to keep their congregations closer to a higher power, more and more North Carolina places of worship are turning to solar power to save money on electricity bills.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The record-breaking heat experienced around North Carolina in recent days actually has a silver lining for some of the state's places of worship. A handful are now using solar panels to sell back energy to the electric grid, and many others are considering such a move. The First

RALEIGH, N. C. – Thousands of people will visit North Carolina's national and state parks over this Memorial Day weekend and through the summer - and this year, they may notice fewer staffers on site for park upkeep, tours, or for fielding questions. Continued cuts to national parks' budgets a

RALEIGH, N.C. - The lean state budget has chipped away at conservation funding in North Carolina, according to groups with a joint mission to conserve the state's natural resources. Members of the "Land for Tomorrow" coalition say the time to revive the conservation momentum is now, and on Monday th

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