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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - VA: Health Issues

Five companies are expected to open Virginia's first medical cannabis dispensaries in 2019. (gjbmiller/Pixabay)<br />

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia lawmakers have managed to rid the state of common restrictions around the approval of medical marijuana, but an effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of weed might be a nonstarter for Republicans in control. Instead of being sentenced up to 30 days in j

Eating smaller portions is one of many ways to avoid packing on weight during the holiday season. (vivienviv0/Pixabay) <br />

RICHMOND, Va. – Health experts say with a little bit of planning, it's possible to survive the holidays without overindulging. One tip is to avoid being ravenous by doing a bit of "pre-gaming" with a small meal at home before heading out to the next house or office party. Whitney Voorhees,

Centering gratitude in one's life can help people mentally and physically beat the stress of the holidays and be happy.  (badski007/Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. – What are you grateful for this holiday season? The answer could be good for your health. An array of studies shows expressing gratitude can reduce levels of stress and feelings of loneliness, which can in turn improve physical health by leading to more sleep and energy or e

Kaiser Family Foundation polling finds health care is among voters' top concerns for the 2018 midterm elections. (stevepb/Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. – As midterm elections approach, health care is proving to be a major issue on voters' minds, in Virginia and around the country – especially the rights of people with pre-existing conditions. About 27 percent of Americans ages 18 to 64 have some kind of pre-existing heal

Refusal of treatment for serious medical needs is

RICHMOND, Va. — After being refused the most up-to-date medical care for Hepatitis C while incarcerated at the Buckingham Correctional Center, Elmo Augustus Reid now is receiving potentially life-saving treatment thanks to a recent victory in court. As many as 60 percent of people in Virgini

Under Virgina law, CBD oil (cannabidiol) or THC-A oil is not fully legal, but certified patients in possession have an

RICHMOND, Va. – With 51 applicants vying for a chance to snag Virginia's first five medical marijuana licenses, reform groups say it's in everyone's best interest for the process to be open and transparent. The state panel that will award the Commonwealth's first medical marijuana licenses h

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and has been since a 2011 decision by the United States Breastfeeding Committee. (Jordan Whitt/StockSnap)

RICHMOND, Va. – The Trump administration caused a recent uproar when it tried to shut down a global resolution to encourage breastfeeding. However, health advocates say they'll be setting the record straight this week, during World Breastfeeding Week. The resolution urged governments to prote

Reproductive rights advocates are using the U.S. Supreme Court's 2016 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to challenge some of Virginia’s decades-old abortion laws. (Michael Warholik/Twenty20)

RICHMOND, Va. – Using the U.S. Supreme Court's 2016 landmark court ruling in support of abortion rights, a group of women's healthcare providers filed suit this week, arguing that the Commonwealth has failed to remove restrictive abortion laws they see as unconstitutional. Reproductive right

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