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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - NC: Community Issues and Volunteering

Advocates say pollinator-friendly solar farms benefit the environment and surrounding farms as they generate clean power for local communities. (The Nature Conservancy)

DURHAM, N.C. – The buzz about the demise of honeybees, birds, monarch butterflies and other crucial pollinators has prompted the creation of a North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance. North Carolina is second in the country for installed solar capacity, and the alliance is offering te

Statewide, more than 99,000 FEMA applications were filed by people seeking help after September's record rainfall and flooding. In the meantime, many need assistance meeting basic needs. (Greater Hope International Church, Lumberton)

LUMBERTON, N.C. — At year's end, relief efforts after Hurricane Florence are still underway by churches and civic groups, in a county full of memories of Hurricane Matthew two years ago. Robeson County was granted more than $11 million from FEMA to demolish, reconstruct and elevate homes dam

Giving Tuesday is projected to bring in a record-breaking $350 million from donors in 150 countries, based on analysis from Giving USA. (NC Child)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — As Giving Tuesday approaches, a report from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office shows an almost $6 million increase in charitable gifts from 2017 to 2018, offering hope to local charities for this year's event. Nonprofit group NC Child has shifted the focus from

In North Carolina, there are six statewide ballot questions. All state legislative seats are also on the ballot, as well as all 13 congressional seats. (Backfromthefuture/Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. -– If North Carolina's early voting is any indication, today's Election Day turnout will be significant. Some credit Get Out the Vote efforts, including door-to-door canvassing and poll parties, with energizing citizens. More than 70 "see-you-at-the-polls" parties are planned f

Wilson Creek in Caldwell County has a growing number of outdoor enthusiasts seeking out the area because of improved trout population and waterways. (Trout Unlimited)

LINVILLE FALLS, N.C. – Outdoor recreation generates $28 billion dollars annually in North Carolina, according to the Outdoor Recreation Association, and the state's thousands of miles of waterways are a large part of that. One example is the Wilson Creek watershed in Caldwell and Avery count

The community group Jesus House of Prayer takes a load of Florence Disaster Relief supplies to Johnston County. (Whichard/Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — This week, members of Congress are expected to release a compromise version of the Farm Bill that could impact the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for people in North Carolina and the rest of the country. It comes at a time when the food assistance

Several major state roads and sections of interstate remain closed, forcing some relief groups to air-drop supplies via helicopter. (NC Dept. of Public Safety/Flickr)

KINSTON, N.C. – After a few days' wait, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are in eastern North Carolina today, assessing the damage done by Hurricane Florence and creating the infrastructure to address the need. But local community groups are already several steps ahead of them.

The North Carolina Council of Churches as part of its support of public education put this billboard up on I-40, quoting the Bible. (NC Council of Churches)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, thousands of North Carolinians are contemplating the lessons heard from the pulpit at church on Sunday, but a new effort is encouraging the state's places of worship to protect the education children receive during the week. The North Carolina Council of Churches is em

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