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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - NC: Civic Engagement

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the nation, by more people than the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone combined. (Steve Harwood/Flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 35 hunting, fishing and outdoor groups today sent a letter to the members of North Carolina's congressional delegation calling on them to defend public lands in the state and the rest of the country. The demand from organizations representing more than 100,000 stakeholde

The Mainspring Conservation Trust is working with private land owners and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee to preserve land where many tribe members are buried. (Mainspring Conservation Trust)

MURPHY, N.C. – North Carolina has hundreds of historic graveyards - many of them on private property. Buried in them are puzzle pieces of history the state's land conservancies are working to preserve. One example is the Welch Cemetery in Cherokee County, where the Mainspring Conservation Tr

Citizens gather every Tuesday in front of Sen. Thom Tillis's office in Raleigh to request a meeting with the Senator. (Resist Trump Tuesday)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Church leaders are among those constituents requesting a meeting with Sen. Thom Tillis, with no success. They have plenty of company - there are hundreds of North Carolina residents who have been asking to meet with the U.S. Senator only to have their requests denied. The dis

Hundreds gathered at the Charlotte March for Science, as scientists look for ways to engage with their community and participate in policy discussions. (Clean Air Carolina)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Scientists across North Carolina are presumably back in the lab today after trading in their beakers and pipets for posters and megaphones on Saturday. The March for Science was held this weekend in eight North Carolina cities and hundreds of others around the world. But organiz

Democracy North Carolina and several citizens want a criminal investigation into false allegations of voter fraud in North Carolina's November 2016 election. (justgrimes/Flickr)

CARTHAGE, N.C. - An advocacy group is calling for a criminal investigation into almost 600 false allegations of voter fraud listed by the North Carolina Republican Party. Democracy North Carolina called for action on Tuesday, releasing a report about instances of voters being falsely accused of ca

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a bipartisan committee to draw district lines following the 2020 Census, in an attempt to end gerrymandering. (Jimmy Emerson, Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina has a long history of gerrymandering election districts, but small steps are being made by members of both parties to end the practice once and for all. Today is the deadline for state senators to sign on to co-sponsor Senate Bill 554 that would create a Fair R

Orange County resident Tom High has been arrested three times for civil disobedience at the General Assembly.  (Courtesy of Kevin Smith)

RALEIGH, N. C. – As historic numbers of North Carolina citizens are engaging in the political process, some state lawmakers are looking for ways to criminalize protesting. House Bill 249, known as the "Economic Terrorism Bill," would outlaw acts of protest such as disrupting traffic or busine

Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to end a review by the U.S. Supreme Court of the state's Voter ID law. (Beatrice Murch/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper and State Attorney General Josh Stein took steps this week to end a U.S. Supreme Court review of North Carolina’s voter ID law, but some state lawmakers say they will push ahead with private counsel. That is easier said than done, according to Bob Hall,

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