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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


Hurricane Maria now a category five; another GOP attempt to end Obamacare; and the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly met with protests. Details on those stories and more.

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Public News Service - VA: LGBTQIA Issues

The American Heart Association is ramping up its health outreach to the LGBTQ community, which included a booth at the Hampton Roads Pride event. (MeShall Hills/American Heart Assn.)

RICHMOND, Va. -- The American Heart Association is beginning health outreach to members of the LGBTQ community, a group with higher rates of stress and smoking. One AHA staffer in Virginia knows all too well how important that can be. Teri Arnold, director of marketing and communications at the th

PHOTO: The Army private who had been known as Bradley Manning has requested hormone therapy while in prison so he can live as a woman. Photo credit: army.mil

RICHMOND, Va. – A transgender activist who communicated with Bradley Manning online and testified at his trial says it's critical he get the help he needs to live life as a woman – even behind bars. Manning, who was sentenced this week to 35 years in military prison for leaking U.S. i

PHOTO: Virginia supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate DOMA decision at the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, Diane Ullius and Rhonda Buckner, Arlington, Va., celebrated a landmark victory for same-sex couples. They have been together for 33 years. Even though their marriage is not legally recognized by the state of Virginia, they said the Supreme C

Graphic: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is under pressure to expand his adoption initiative. Graphic from Executive Office of the Governor

RICHMOND, Va. – As Gov. Bob McDonnell launches an initiative today to increase adoptions of foster children in Virginia, grassroots groups say the state is still leaving out too many prospective parents. Even though single people can adopt, Virginia does not allow two people to adopt the sam

RICHMOND, Va. - New and existing laws about protective orders for victims of domestic, sexual and intimate-partner violence are on the docket at a conference which begins today in Richmond. Law enforcement officers, judges, attorneys and victim advocates are attending. They'll hear from people such

RICHMOND, Va. - Reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) remains in limbo. The legislation has implications for the victims of rape, stalking and domestic violence in Virginia and around the nation. Originally enacted in 1994, the Senate passed a reauthorization last month (

Richmond, VA - Virginians will band together on Thursday to fight hate crime, prejudice, and even murder during the ninth annual "Transgender Day of Remembrance." The event follows nationwide action condemning California's ban on gay marriage, known as Proposition 8. Quillin Drew, anti-violence pr

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