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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - VA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

RICHMOND, Va. - A cut here and a slash there - the governor's budget proposal is in, and among the cuts is more than $3.5 million in funding for domestic violence programs. Sarah Meacham, who is the executive director of Avalon Shelter for Women and Children in Williamsburg, says that if the cuts ar

RICHMOND, Va. - It's enough to make any Virginia parent squirm with discomfort - and then change the channel. A new study comparing five years of prime-time television programming finds that story lines depicting violence against women are on the increase, and that violence on the "small screen" is

RICHMOND, Va. - Abused and battered women from other nations will find less resistance on the path toward starting their lives over by coming to the United States. A recent court case shows the Obama administration is reversing Bush-era positions that had made it nearly impossible for abused women t

RICHMOND, Va. - The economic crisis has put financial strains on many families, and that can lead to a form of domestic abuse that's fiscal, not physical. While 76 percent of Americans believe the bad economy is making it more difficult for victims of domestic violence, a new national poll shows a

Marion, VA - A six-year increase in legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in Southwest Virginia has been a success. The Southwest Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) greatly increased its outreach over that period, and the result has been a dramatic 35-percent decline in the number of requested protective o

Richmond, VA – The troubled economy hurts domestic violence victims in two ways: lost services and greater need for help. A yearly snapshot of programs in Virginia shows help is available for immediate assistance, but more long-term legal support and housing are necessary. The National Netw

Richmond – An extra fifteen bucks to make that special day official could help ensure the safety of Virginia's future. That's the idea behind a proposed $45-increase to the marriage license fee. Arlene Vassell-Richards is the hotline manager and child and youth advocacy coordinator for the

Blacksburg, VA - It takes seeing, and heeding, some "red flags" in order to identify and prevent unhealthy relationships that can lead to sexual abuse and violence. The Red Flag Campaign is underway on Virginia college campuses, to raise students' awareness of the warning signs that indicate somethi

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