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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fracking is on the fast track in North Carolina. A state Senate bill already has passed, and now the House, after making some changes of its own in the legislation, is expected to vote on its version of the plan on Thursday. Fracking - hydraulic fracturing - involves drilling and i

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cooling North Carolina homes is expected to cost more this summer, thanks to predicted record heat and recent rate hikes from the state's largest power providers. The announcement late last week about the approved merger of Duke and Progress Energy has consumer advocates concerned

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Several state leaders are joining environmentalists to ask the federal government to deny a request by Alcoa Aluminum to renew a 50-year lease for the Yadkin River. The river runs 215 miles through west and central North Carolina. Until recent years, it has been used by Alcoa

SANFORD, N.C. - A meeting today in Sanford marks the North Carolina public's first chance to hear from state officials about the controversial process of fracking, where natural gas is extracted from the ground with horizontal drillings, after rock formations deep underground are fractured with chem

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina consumers can get money back on a new appliance purchase in the Tar Heel State starting this month. The state's Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program has reopened, with funds allocated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal stimulus package. The Energy

PITTSBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina State Assembly is set to consider legislation to allow the controversial mining process known as fracking, which is illegal in the state. Fracking involves injecting a highly pressurized mixture of water and chemicals into underground shale to release natural ga

DURHAM, N.C. - Many business owners assume going green will put them in the red, but a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina insists that doesn't have to be the case. The Institute for Sustainable Development in Durham runs a two-year program called Green Plus that focuses on education and

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. – North Carolina residents should breathe a little easier after a settlement between Duke Energy and conservation groups. The power company has agreed to begin phasing out more than 1600 megawatts of coal-fired power. The system-wide changes were spurred by construction of a

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