PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 

The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: This is PNS.)

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - CT: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

HARTFORD, Conn. - We are halfway through Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and new data shows that such violence is a major factor driving up the homeless population in Connecticut. According to Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DV agencies d

PHOTO: Children may be fearful about heading back to school after last week’s shootings, and local parents will be facing difficult decisions.

NEWTOWN, Conn. - Newtown schools remain closed today, but parents all over the state will be making decisions about sending young children back to school after Friday's shootings, whose aftermath may have left them fearful. Laura Mutrie, director of clinical services at the Parent Child Resource C

GRAPHIC: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence partners with corporations and foundations to eliminate domestic violence and to foster development of safe alternatives with their

HARTFORD, Conn. - As Connecticut observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month today, local advocates say that, in addition to experiencing trauma and pain, many victims also end up homeless. Carol Walter, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, says domestic violence is

HARTFORD, Conn. - Veterans accounted for 13 percent of the homeless living in Connecticut shelters last year, according to a report released today by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. Domestic violence and plain old poverty were also big contributors. The executive director of the Coa

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teenagers have lots of questions about sex and relationships. A free program offered around Connecticut by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is called Teen Talk and provides a forum for information and discussion. Pierrette Silverman, vice president of education and tra

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

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