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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - VA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Today's rally in support of reproductive freedom includes a plea for what organizers say is full reproductive justice for all women. (Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam continues his longtime support for women's reproductive rights, by rallying alongside women at the State Capitol today on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Despite the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established a woman's right to end a pregnancy, wom

According to the ASPCA, a study in Wisconsin found 68 percent of domestic-violence survivors reported their abusers were also violent toward their animals. (Pixabay)

NORFOLK, Va. — Killing, harming or threatening to harm beloved pets are weapons used by domestic abusers to manipulate victims into silence, but new legislation by Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine would extend protections to survivors and their pets. The Centers for Disease

GRAPHIC: New license plate will help fund domestic and sexual violence prevention program in Virginia. Image credit: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

RICHMOND, Va. - The goal is to stop domestic and sexual violence before it starts. Sales of Peace Begins at Home license plates that were recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly will help pay for prevention programs targeting kids. Kate McCord, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action

RICHMOND, Va. - Imagine you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, and you have a court order against your abuser. You feel unsafe in your home and want to move - to be out of harm's way. Now, imagine your landlord will not let you out of your lease and you are being sued for rent, even though

One Billion Rising

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is be a part of a global effort to end violence against women that will take place in 189 countries. It is the brainchild of author and activist Eve Ensler, who in her travels around the world saw violence perpetrated against women in various forms and decided to bring serio

Richmond Justice Initiative works to end Human Trafficking.

RICHMOND, Va. - It's a $37 billion industry in the United States - the buying and selling of people for profit. Also known as human trafficking, it's happening here in Virginia. Human trafficking can involve people who are forced into labor situations, as well as men, women and children who are tra

Red Flag Campaign Poster

BLACKSBURG, Va. - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. College campuses and universities around Virginia are doing their part to help educate and support students - both victims and perpetrators. Jen Underwood is an outreach coordinator at The Women's Center at Virginia Tech. She provides

According to the CDC, about 24 people per minute are victims of some form of intimate partner violence  and one group in Virginia is working to reduce that number with a license plate campaign to raise awareness, and funds, for programs that educate young people.

RICHMOND, Va. - About 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). One group working hard to change that number is the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. It is kicking

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