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    PNS Daily News - March 4, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a U.S. Supreme court case being heard today could impact millions of Americans receiving subsidies through the affordable Care Act; following a months long political battle, congress approves a 40 billion funding package for the Department of Homeland Security; and another study shows the huge economic impact linked to America’s public lands.

Public News Service - North Carolina

PHOTO: On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, and the outcome could impact health insurance coverage for over 500,000 North Carolinians. Photo courtesy Matt H. Wade/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than half a million North Carolinians are now able to afford health coverage this year under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their access to health insurance may be temporary, however, if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of four petitioners who will argue Wednesday an overs...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: The dogs pictured here were found at a farm owned by an American Kennel Club "Breeder of Merit," and were allegedly suffering from health problems, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at the time this photo was taken. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Purebred dogs are the picture of perfection and their popularity was highlighted recently at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America's second-longest continuously held sporting event. But an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleges the American Kennel ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

Photo: Without federal safety net programs, a report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows poverty rates in North Carolina would more than double. Photo courtesy:

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina has numerous programs that aim to improve the lives of children and their families living in poverty, but how do you quantify the difference the programs make? A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. "Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United St...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Gas prices may be low at the moment, but a new survey shows drivers don't believe prices will stay low, and that car buyers want their next car or truck to get better gas mileage. Photo credit: Dvortygirl/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Gas prices are on the rise in North Carolina, up between 10 and 15 cents over the last two weeks. While prices at the pump are still low compared to recent history, a survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) indicates drivers want their next car or truck to get better gas ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: The massive Dan River coal ash spill left remnants of the toxic substance on the riverbank. Duke Energy is being charged with violating the Clean Water Act for this and other water pollution from its coal ash ponds. Photo courtesy of Catawba Riverkeeper.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Late Friday, federal prosecutors filed nine criminal charges against Duke Energy for the pollution caused by the company's coal ash slurry ponds and subsequent violations of the Clean Water Act. The charges include power plants in Asheville, Charlotte, Goldsboro, Chatham County ...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Winter colds can be especially miserable, but medical experts caution to watch the acetaminophen content in cold medicines, as too much can cause liver damage. Photo credit:

HICKORY, N.C. – Cold season is far from over and will soon be complicated by spring allergy season. Doctors say most adults in North Carolina will sneeze and sniffle through up to three colds every year, and experts say there are some things to keep in mind before heading to the drugstore fo...Read More

Public News Service - NC

PHOTO: Companies such as Cape Fear River Adventures count on the health of the North Carolina coast and are concerned about the possibility of offshore drilling. Photo credit: Cape Fear River Adventures

WILMINGTON, N.C. - With its 300 miles of coastline, North Carolina has a lot at stake when it comes to the health of the Atlantic. It's why government, environment and business leaders are joining together to voice their concerns over the Obama administration's recent announcement that it would open...Read More

Public News Service - NC

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...Read More

Public News Service - NC

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