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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump fixer Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: higher smoking rates causing some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - VA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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,

According to the nonprofit group Feeding America, one in six children in Virginia struggles with hunger. (Pixabay)

ROANOKE, Va. – People around the country are stepping up to to help fight hunger, including for the nearly 900,000 struggling with food insecurity in the Commonwealth. September is Hunger Action Month and in Virginia, one in eight people faces hunger across the state. For many, one issue is t

Supporters say public funds could be leveraged to bring needed investment in grocery stores for Virginia communities that need them. (Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. – Supporters say a state grocery store investment fund to be considered by lawmakers would help Virginia communities without easy access to fresh food. The fund is designed to make investment capital cheaper and easier to get for companies that want to run grocery stores in wha

Despite White House claims to the contrary, new analysis finds the budget for federal safety-net programs at a historic low. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

RICHMOND, Va. – Even a 25-percent cut to SNAP - enough to leave thousands more in Virginia hungry - can't make the White House budget math add up, according to a new analysis. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says President Donald Trump's first budget would slash the Supplemental N

Virginia has one of the highest obesity rates for lower-income toddlers (ages 2 to 4) in the country. (The Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

RICHMOND, Va. – As Virginians get ready to celebrate one of the biggest eating days of the year, new research is sounding a cautionary dinner bell. The latest State of Obesity report showed two-thirds of Virginia adults are overweight or obese, as well as one in five children between the age

A new poll shows strong support for a state fund designed to bring grocery stores to Virginia food deserts. (American Heart Association)

RICHMOND, Va. – A new poll finds Virginia voters strongly support a state fund to help bring grocery stores to underserved communities. Allie Atkeson, campaign manager of the Voices for Healthy Kids program with the American Heart Association, says the program found voters are especially con

A provision proposed for the state budget aims to help bring healthy groceries to Virginia's food deserts. (American Heart Association)

RICHMOND, Va. - A provision proposed for the state budget could help finance healthy groceries for food deserts. More than 1.5 million Virginians, including nearly a half-million children, live in rural and urban areas with limited access to supermarkets. But the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund c

Oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay may be threatened by climate change. Credit: Krystle Chick/Chesapeake Bay Foundation

RICHMOND, Va. - Climate change may be a threat to one holiday favorite – oyster dressing. According to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, oyster reefs are on the front lines for damage from global climate change. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's oyster expert and senior scient

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