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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - VA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

RICHMOND, Va. - The outrage generated by the murder of a University of Virginia lacrosse player has sparked a bipartisan effort to make it easier to get a protective order in the state. The measure, to overhaul the protective order procedure, was signed into law on Friday with a goal of protecting m

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. - Bridging cultural and religious differences in Virginia can be challenging for immigrants trying to navigate their daily lives, as well as for the people who try to assist them. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with domestic violence, says Salma Abrugideiri, co-

RICHMOND, Va. - Whether it's one teenager stalking another via cellphone texting - or "sexting," as it's known - emotional abuse, physical assault or date rape, Virginia domestic violence prevention programs have their hands full. In an annual one-day nationwide census last fall, 19 percent of Virgi

RICHMOND, Va. - January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and in Virginia the issue is getting attention in the General Assembly with two bills that, in part, aim to give better protections to victims. Gena Boyle is with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. She says there h

RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to college dating, research shows that one in five partners experience some form of violence or abuse, which is why a campaign focused on raising awareness of the issue on college campuses was created by the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. The "Red

RICHMOND, Va. - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to bring attention to the issue in Virginia, a documentary chronicling the story of a Pennsylvania mother of two who was shot and killed by her husband will air tonight on public television stations across the state. The film examines

RICHMOND, Va. - Of the 14 new public safety laws that have taken effect in Virginia this month, one will provide extended protections to victims of domestic violence and stalking. Susheela Varky, an attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center, says the new law will make gaining protection much eas

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the Commonwealth's first "green" domestic violence shelter, in Charlottesville, is being honored. Four years in the making, the new location for The Shelter for Help in Emergency recently opened its doors to provide aid to women

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