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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - NC: Community Issues and Volunteering

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many North Carolina residents to start their own gardens.(Adobe Stock)

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- Rural communities across North Carolina are working to meet the rising needs of residents who are unable to access healthy food as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Many already grappled with longstanding health inequities before COVID-19, but local groups have stepped up eff

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

Houses in Yellowknife, Canada, a region where indigenous communities are struggling with the effects of a warming climate. (Adobe Stock)

By Breanna Draxler for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for North Carolina News Service Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration YES! MEDIA COLLABORATION - RALEIGH, N.C. -- As COVID-19 continues its deadly sweep across the world map, Canada stands out.

North Carolina nurses and their colleagues across the country are facing a shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment. (Adobe Stock)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- North Carolina's nurses are signaling they may soon run out of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment, known as PPE. The North Carolina Nurses Association says an informal poll found that, of the 354 nurses who responded, around 60% said their facility already

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

Charlotte Crotts with her daughters, two of whom were born with rare congenital heart defects. (American Heart Assn. Mid-Atlantic Affiliate)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One North Carolina mother has spent more than a decade rallying for heart research, after her two daughters were each born with rare heart defects. And this year she’ll be at it again. Fifteen years ago, when Charlotte Crotts’s daughter Caroline was born, do

The Beth El congregation in Durham returns to its synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. (Beth El Synagogue)

DURHAM, N.C. — A Jewish congregation in Durham has returned to its synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at a local Presbyterian Church. Last year, members of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church offered to house the Beth El congregation while their building underwent renovations. Th

There are between 134,000 and 200,000 acres of seagrass beds in coastal North Carolina, according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality. (Adobe Stock)

HAVELOCK, N.C. – At a summit this week on coastal resilience, some scientists point to underwater seagrasses as an important tool for protecting shorelines from hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Underwater seagrasses may be difficult to spot, but the North Carolina coast is home t

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