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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - VA: Health

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that more than 10% of long-term coal miners still work despite have black lung disease. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - Coal mining is continuing in Virginia and other states during the COVID-19 outbreak, even as many miners are unable to follow social-distancing practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phil Smith, director of communications for the United Mine Worker

Around 84% of Democrats and only 16% of Republicans polled approve of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Affordable Care Act, and health care advocates say the federal health insurance exchange is more important than ever as we face the coronavirus outbreak. Even as his administration continues to attack the law in courts, President

Virginia is looking to join 11 states and Washington, D.C. in operating its own health insurance marketplaces. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- A health care coalition is pressing Virginia lawmakers to back a bill that would create a new state-based health insurance program. The groups say the proposal would lower the cost of premiums and protect folks with pre-existing conditions, according to Henrico County resident Avi

About 33 percent of Virginia high school students have used e-cigarettes at some point, according to the CDC. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Even as the Trump administration raised the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 last month, Virginia lawmakers have introduced three bills to make it even harder for teens to access tobacco products. The bills aim to increase the state cigarette tax six fold, ban the sales of all

Cannabis use disorder is more common among white men ages 45 to 54, research shows. (Adobe stock)

ARLINGTON, Va. – Young people who use marijuana frequently are more than twice as likely to have a stroke compared with those who don't use the drug at all, according to a new study. The study to be published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke is one of the first to specificall

Nearly 1 in 3 Virginians has stopped taking their medications as prescribed because they’re too expensive, according to AARP Virginia. (Adobe Stock)

GLEN ALLEN, Va. – No one should have to choose between food and medicine, and that crucial choice will be addressed at a public forum in Glen Allen on Tuesday on the exploding cost of prescription drugs. The event will feature U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia (7th District), taking p

The Virginia Family Caregivers Income Tax Credit would help offset a family’s out-of-pocket expenses for taking care of loved ones. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 1 million family caregivers in Virginia provided an estimated 870 million hours of unpaid care in 2017, worth a staggering $11 billion. That's according to a new report from AARP coming out this Thursday. To offer some relief to these caregivers, the group wants Com

Virginia is still waiting on a federal waiver to begin work requirements for people who receive their health coverage through Medicaid. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia was one of the last states in the nation to expand the state's Medicaid health-care program last year. But a new report by The Commonwealth Institute says if work requirements are added to the law, they could knock about 74,000 people off the rolls. The report is bas

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