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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - NC: Health Issues

Dogwood Alliance and Sierra Club produced an informational video on the damage forest harvesting is doing to parts of eastern North Carolina. (Hendy Street Produxions)

CLINTON, N.C. -- North Carolina's hardwood forests - located in the eastern part of the state - are becoming a high demand commodity for a growing energy industry. Parts of Europe are transitioning to the use of wood pellets for power generation and the heating of their homes and businesses. It's

An estimated 25,000 children weren't counted in North Carolina in 2010, and 39 state groups want to make sure the 2020 Census is properly funding to prevent an undercount from happening again. (roberto volterra/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Future funding for North Carolina's children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What's at stake? Block grants that provide fundi

The current Medicaid system is creating a budget constraint on hospital systems, and a group of North Carolina systems have devised their own plan. (Hamza Butt/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's the first of its kind in the Tar Heel State. A coalition of 11 North Carolina health systems has submitted a proposal to the state to offer a provider-owned health plan for Medicaid beneficiaries. The plan, known as Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care and Presbyterian Heal

Western North Carolina Community Health Services has received a $10,000 grant from the Campaign for Southern Equality to expand medical services to the LGBTQ community. (justgrimes/Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Community health centers across North Carolina meet the medical needs of a diverse population, many of whom aren't finding adequate care elsewhere. One such group is the LGBTQ community, and Western North Carolina Community Health Services, or WNCCHS, has just received a $1

North Carolina's rate of suicide among people in jails and prisons exceeds the national average, according to a report from Disability Rights North Carolina. (disastrous/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Almost half of the deaths in North Carolina jails over the last four years have been suicides. That's the finding of a new report by Disability Rights North Carolina that lists suicide as the leading cause of death behind bars in the Tar Heel State. At 46 percent, the suicide

The union representing city workers in the state is asking municipalities to implement more extensive heat-mitigation policies. (Daniel R. Blume/flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hot summer temperatures are weighing heavily on people who make a living outdoors throughout the state. It's prompting the union representing city employees in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Winston-Salem, Greenville, Chapel Hill and others to demand workplace

Citizens gather for a press conference to deliver 10,000 signatures protesting a permit granted to Enviva. (Clean Air Carolina)

HAMLET, N.C. -- More than 10,000 signatures protesting the permitting of a wood pellet plant now are in the hands of Gov. Roy Cooper. The petition representing 50 organizations - including Clean Air Carolina - asks the governor to revoke an air permit to Enviva, the world's largest wood pellet manu

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The daily protests outside a clinic in Charlotte that offers abortion services now are the subject of a documentary. The clinic, A Preferred Women's Health Center, is reportedly the busiest clinic of its kind in the state, where employees and patients alike are subject to loud and

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