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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - NC: Public Lands/Wilderness

Resource Institute is engaged in projects around North Carolina to improve water quality for recreation, human consumption and agriculture. (David Lanham/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's a literal trickle-down effect: water that runs off the mountains of western North Carolina flows into streams that work their way across the state to the coast. And a joint effort between the state, feds, nonprofits and local land owners is working to improve water quality. M

Red wolves are being mistaken by some hunters for coyotes, a problem made worse as deer season picks up in North Carolina. (Land Between the Lakes/flickr.com)

COLUMBIA, N.C. – Deer hunting, a sporting tradition enjoyed by thousands of people in North Carolina, is underway in most parts of the state, but conservation groups are concerned that one endangered animal is getting caught in the crossfire. Red wolves, who live in the eastern parts of the

Conservation groups want the U.S. Forest Service and Congress to designate additional land in North Carolina as federal wilderness, both for wildlife and recreation benefits. (North Carolina Dept. of Transportation/Flickr)

HIGHLANDS, N.C. – Today, dozens will join Congressman Mark Meadows at a listening session on the topic of increasing protection for public lands. The U.S. Forest Service is in its fourth year of revising its Forest Plans for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Less than seven percent o

Forest canopies are believed to be extremely important in the success of stream restoration projects. (Amy Meredith/flickr.com)

DOBSON, N.C. – When it comes to stream restoration in North Carolina, much attention often is paid to restoring natural stream function, but a growing body of evidence points to the importance of "looking up" when it comes to such projects. Canopies are the term used to describe the foliage

Saturday is National Public Lands Day, and entrance to federally owned public lands is free. (RogerMcCoy/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Saturday, September 24 is National Public Lands Day and entrance to all federally owned public lands is free on Saturday in celebration. Conservationists and outdoor sportsmen are encouraging people across North Carolina to use this opportunity to venture into some of the sta

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to move red wolves from private lands to public lands, which experts say could affect the future of the species. (B. Bartel/USFWS)

COLUMBIA, N. C. – After three decades of federal- and state-funded population growth and recovery, the future of the red wolf is uncertain. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced red wolves will be restricted to federal lands and removed from private properties in the

The CTS building was torn down in 2012, but chemical cleanup remains incomplete. (POWER Action Group)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The cleanup of an Asheville Superfund site is making progress, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report released Wednesday, but there is more work to be done. The report indicates delays in the clean up may have left residents with prolonged exposure to a cancer

The Ararat River Restoration and Green Way Project in Mount Airy generates an estimated $500,000 annually for the city's economy. (Mount Airy)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Much attention has been paid to revitalizing downtowns in North Carolina by adding storefronts and parking garages. But one town has learned that they can build up their community with the natural landscape that was there to begin with. Since 2002, the town of Mount Airy h

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