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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - NC: Cultural Resources

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

Nina Quaratella serves with the NC Coastal Federation as the Coastal Community Engagement Specialist. (Conservation Trust for North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Every day, 1,400 AmeriCorps service members assist in environmental cleanup, preservation, health education and other community needs in North Carolina. But that assistance would end if President Trump's budget is passed as is. The administration wants to eliminate funding for doz

This weekend, thousands will hear a message of

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a divisive campaign and election cycle, many people in North Carolina continue to struggle with the outcome of the election. But this weekend, faith communities across the state will offer worship services focusing on the theme of "love one another." The North Carolina

Progressive Christians say they're beginning to speak out in increasing numbers about their policy views and the ways they are rooted in their faith. (thelesleyshow/morguefile)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sparks flew and tempers flared Wednesday night in the final presidential debate. And while much attention has been given during the campaign to the views of voters who identify themselves as Christian, as it turns out, that's a broad spectrum, in North Carolina and across the

Karban (pictured in the center, back row) was one of 24 officers from Mecklenburg and Union counties to travel to Mexico in September as part of a program coordinated by Go Global NC. (Karban)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While Law enforcement officers around the country are under scrutiny for policing tactics, 24 men and women in blue from Mecklenburg and Union counties recently traveled to Mexico to gain a better understanding of the Latino communities they police here at home. The goal of

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 Statewide Faith and Immigration Summit in Apex gathers faith leaders from across the state to discuss their congregations' role in the immigration and refugee debate. (NC Council of Churches)

APEX, N.C. – Building a wall or tearing it down – the immigration debate rages on as the presidential candidates make their views known on the issue. Here in North Carolina, many of the state's church leaders are gathering next weekend to discuss how the outcome of the November electio

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