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PNS Daily Newscast - April 25, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship – we have a pair of reports. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: a look at how poor pay and benefits can threaten the success of preschoolers. And, the Nevada Assembly votes to restore felon’s voting rights.

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Public News Service - VA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

RICHMOND, Va. - A new law set to go into effect in Virginia on Sunday will make the act of strangulation or choking a felony - a more serious offense than the Class 1 assault-and-battery misdemeanor charge now on the books. One advocate for the new law, Michael Ducette, commonwealth attorney for th

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 Originally enacted in 1994, the Senate passed a reauthorization last month (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. - More victims of sexual assault, stalking and dating violence are coming forward and receiving the help they need, statistics show, and the criminal-justice system now is better equipped to protect them and hold perpetrators accountable. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and g

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia has long been known as the place for lovers, and if some have their way, it may also be known as the state where "Peace Begins at Home." The General Assembly is considering a new license plate with that motto, to help promote and encourage healthy relationships. State Sen.

RICHMOND, Va. - From veterans facing foreclosure to domestic violence victims in need of protection, the number of people who qualify for legal assistance in Virginia is on the rise. Legal Aid offers services that help people who can't afford to pay hefty attorney fees to better navigate the often-c

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia has come a long way when it comes to assisting with domestic and sexual violence issues. This weekend, the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance will review its progress in the past 30 years, while honoring 30 individuals for their work in education, protection

RICHMOND, Va. - "Passing the plate" could have a whole new meaning if those hoping to prevent sexual and domestic abuse in Virginia have their way. A drive by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, along with members of the General Assembly and private sector partners, to get a s

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