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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Raleigh ranks first among the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, yet a new report highlights the gap in philanthropic dollars to support the populations of southern cities. (James Willamor/flickr.com)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The South is home to some of the fastest growing communities in the country, including Raleigh, which ranks number one nationwide, yet philanthropic dollars have not followed the population shift, according to the first of a series of reports from Grantmakers for Southe

Some North Carolina farmers are discovering that solar actually can help supplement needed income to keep their farms in operation. (Christine/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina has almost 5 million acres of farmland, but a new crop of solar installations popping up around the state has some concerned that renewable energy could make some of that land unavailable. Yet that's not the case according to a new study released by the North C

Other states in the Southeast are seeing cases of avian influenza, prompting the North Carolina agricultural community to remain vigilant. (IAEA Imagebank/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Another case of bird flu has been confirmed in the Southeast this week - this time in Georgia. It follows a reported case in Tennessee earlier this month. Avian influenza is a virus that occurs naturally in wild birds, but can infect domestic poultry. There have been some rar

The proposal to reduce funding for Medicaid being discussed today in Congress could greatly impact the availability of health care for North Carolina. (UW Health)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- According to the most recent data from NC Child, 96 percent of children in North Carolina have health insurance. But their access to care is uncertain as the U.S. House votes Thursday on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and greatly reduce funding for Medicaid. The

Weatherization programs offer help with insulation and other energy-saving measures to reduce home heating and cooling bills for people in need. (mtneer_man/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina families are enjoying a brief reprieve from high energy bills as mild spring temperatures arrive, but with a hot summer around the corner, thousands will struggle to pay their cooling bill. It may be even harder now that the Weatherization Assistance and Low-In

House Bill 67 would allow breweries that make as many as 100,000 barrels a year to self-distribute rather than having to hire a third-party distributor. (photoguyinmo/Flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A debate is brewing in North Carolina's growing craft-beer industry, just how much can independent brewers sell on their own, before they have to use a wholesale distributor? The current limit is 25,000 barrels a year, and while that may seem like a lot, several craft brewer

North Carolina ski resorts continue to contribute to the state economy in spite of two years of uncooperative weather. (Appalachian Ski Team)

BOONE, N.C. – When Boone businessman Mike Doble started his website Ski Southeast more than 20 years ago, North Carolina had eight ski resorts. Now, the state is down to six. With interest in skiing and snowboarding still consistent among outdoor enthusiasts, Doble and other insiders don&#

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

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