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PNS Daily News - August 23, 2017 


Chaos expected as the President visits Nevada; New York teachers speak out about standardized test scores; and Illinois lawmakers take on gender-based price discrepancies. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - NC: Urban Planning/Transportation

With 17 Interstate highways in North Carolina, Clean Air Carolina is the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Monday, suiting the Federal Highway Administration for its suspension of the clean-air standard. (Mark Clifton/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Highway Administration now faces a lawsuit for its abrupt suspension of the clean-air standard earlier this year. Clean Air Carolina - along with the Natural Resources Defense Council and U-S PIRG are represented in the case filed Monday by the Southern Environmen

Two solar farms at First Baptist Church of Mount Olive are now generating enough to power a small town. (Nature Conservancy in North Carolina)

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – This Sunday, at least one North Carolina church will be thankful for the sunny weather of late. First Baptist Church of Mount Olive recently worked with a private company to construct two solar farms on its property - generating more than 20,000-megawatt hours of energy eve

Elevated ozone levels were among the concerns shared by North Carolina climate leaders at the recent NC BREATHE Conference. (Kat/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's scientists are doing anything but breathing easily about the future of the state's air quality as the Trump administration pursues the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations. And while rolling back rules regarding energy gener

The AirKeepers Citizen Science Program offers low-cost AirBeam Monitors to citizens and educators to monitor particulate matter in North Carolina's air. (Clean Air Carolina)

CHARLOTTE, N. C. – The impact of poor air quality on people's lungs often is felt long before it is seen, but a program by Clean Air Carolina is providing the tools to educators and community members to help them see the invisible. The AirKeepers Citizen Science program provides materials and

Princeville is among the North Carolina towns that remain devastated by the floods from Hurricane Matthew in October. (Erica Smith-Ingram)

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. – "Should I stay or should I go?" That's the question for thousands of residents on the North Carolina coast, who remain displaced by Hurricane Matthew. The deadline to leave temporary housing has been extended to February, but for residents of public housing, answers aren't

Much of the eastern part of North Carolina remains underwater, and people struggle to recover and compete with the election for attention. (Fema.gov)

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Thousands of people have been displaced and damage is in the millions of dollars, and yet the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew barely made a blip on the radar of the state's front pages. People on the ground working to help those in need are concerned the upcoming

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

A new report ranks North Carolina in fifth place in solar per capita in the nation. (Morguefile.com)

SANFORD, N.C. - There's four solar panels for every five people in North Carolina, placing the state in fifth place nationwide for solar per capita. That's according to a new report from Environment North Carolina Research Research and Policy Center. The state bumped four places up from ninth place

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