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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Planned Express Toll Lanes on I-77 in Charlotte could end up costing taxpayers additional funds if enough travelers don't opt to take the travel option. (CharlieCowins/Flickr.com)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Plans for the controversial I-77 Express Lanes Project in Charlotte are moving ahead now that the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization has voted in favor of the project. This while a report from the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group called it one of

North Carolina voters will have the chance to weigh in on the Connect NC bond referendum on the March 15 primary ballot. (kconnors/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – In less than two months at the March 15th primary, North Carolina voters will have their say on a bond referendum that supporters say would offer much-needed funding for the university and community college systems, National Guard, state parks and water and sewer systems. The

North Carolina is still without a passed budget for the fiscal year. Credit: cohdra/morguefile.com

GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers have missed the deadline to pass a budget by eight weeks. According to published reports, it costs the state an extra $42,000 for every day the Legislature meets and there is still no firm budget in place for the next fiscal year. Logan Smith, communicat

Photo: Durham residents now can look for this logo on websites or at business entrances to find out if the business pays its employees a living wage. Photo credit: Durham Living Wage Project

DURHAM, N.C. - Within a few days, residents in parts of the Triangle will know upon entering a business or visiting its website whether it pays a "living wage." It's part of a citizen's initiative to encourage Durham-area businesses to pay their employees what it takes to live in their community, ve

PHOTO: The North Carolina Justice Center says 60 percent of projects funded by the Job Development Investment Grant (J-DIG) Program have failed to deliver the jobs they promised. Photo credit: Innov8Social/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - A bill is expected in the State Assembly as early as this week for a new jobs plan at the urging of Governor Pat McCrory. However, the bill comes on the heels of a new report from the North Carolina Justice Center that indicates 60 percent of job projects under the Job Development I

PHOTO: The North Carolina State Ethics Commission is reviewing a 50-page complaint filed by Progress North Carolina Action, alleging conflicts of interest between Governor Pat McCrory's private financial ties and his public duties as governor. Photo credit: Governor's office.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Governor Pat McCrory begins the second half of his term this week, McCrory is facing allegations of ethics violations in a 50-page complaint. Progress North Carolina Action filed the ethics complaint against the governor, accusing him of failing to disclose ownership of stock in

Photo: North Carolina's U.S. Senate race encouraged turnout among voters across the state, and set a record when it comes to campaign spending. Photo credit: S. Carson

RALEIGH, N.C. - After enduring months of campaign ads, North Carolinians are waking up today and learning how the candidates and issues they favored in this midterm fared. But today barely marks a break in the action for political insiders. Jill Hanauer, president and CEO of Project New America, say

RALEIGH, N.C. - The most profitable Fortune 500 companies - including several in North Carolina - are paying little or no federal income tax. According to a new report, Duke Energy has paid no federal corporate taxes since 2008, a period in which the company made $9 billion in profit. Allan Freyer

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