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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 


Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

MORGANTON, N.C. - Mercury, arsenic and dioxins emitted by coal-fired power plants would have to be reduced under proposed rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week. While the restrictions are written for public-health benefits under the Clean Air Act, a national sportsmen

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Dipping temperatures are raising heating bills for all North Carolinians, and many seniors are feeling a heavy burden on their fixed incomes. Weatherization money from federal stimulus dollars is helping ease the cost by equipping seniors with more efficient ways to heat their ho

DURHAM, N.C. - Solar and nuclear power now cost about the same to generate, at least in North Carolina. That's according to a study conducted by NC Warn, a nonprofit focusing on climate protection. The group's new report finds that solar and nuclear power production costs are at about 16 cents per k

DURHAM, N.C. - As the U.S. Senate takes up Sen. Harry Reid's proposed energy legislation, the lawmaker is facing criticism over what he left on the cutting room floor. In spite of support in his own party to include a standard that would make it mandatory for a percentage of the nation's electricity

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina public universities could have additional incentive to become more energy efficient, if a bill sitting on the governor's desk is signed into law. The University Energy Savings and Reinvestment Bill would allow state schools to keep unspent money budgeted for energy cos

RALEIGH, N.C. - Among the flurry of bills passed late last week by the North Carolina General Assembly is one that could increase solar power production in the state. Solar energy supporters insist that North Carolina, with 250 sunny days a year, has the potential to become a world leader in solar e

RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina legislative subcommittee is working on changing recently-drafted policies for drilling off the state's shoreline in light of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Even more changes are expected now that Pres. Obama has canceled Virginia offshore drilling plans, and delayed e

RALEIGH, N.C. - A campus farmer's market at North Carolina State, a trash pick-up drive at Bird Shoal in Beaufort and workshops on "how to green your home" in Concord. These are a sampling of the events taking place around the state this week for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - officially celebr

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