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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: Livable Wages/Working Families

A new study suggest states that close the coverage gap have a healthier workforce. (The Commonwealth Institute)

RICHMOND, Va. - A comparison between states shows those that have expanded Medicaid are likely to have a healthier workforce. The Virginia General Assembly has so far refused to close what's known as the coverage gap, which mostly affects the working poor. But a new study by the group Families US

A third of those who would get health coverage if Virginia expanded Medicaid are parents, and most of them work. (Georgetown University Health Policy Institutešs Center for Children and Families)

RICHMOND, Va. - By not expanding Medicaid to cover working poor adults, Virginia also is shortchanging thousands of children, according to a new study. Georgetown researchers looked at families in the coverage gap, making too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford insurance on

Science teacher and current VEA President Meg Gruber says the governor's ed budget is good in a lot of ways, but needs to do more on teacher pay. (Virginia Beach Education Association)

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia teachers like the reinvestment Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget makes in public education, but they say the governor did not do enough when it came to pay raises. McAuliffe's just-announced budget would add $570 million to help schools and districts keep up with costs and hire

Across the country and across Virginia, as well as in the U.S. Senate cafeteria, low-wage workers protested Tuesday for $15 an hour. Photo by Fight for 15

RICHMOND, Va. - Fast-food workers protested for a living wage in nearly 300 cities on Tuesday, including 20 Virginia towns. The Fight for 15 campaign sparked one-day strikes and protests around the country. In Richmond, 40 to 50 fast-food employees, low-wage child care and home health-care workers

Student loan debt is an increasing problem for many. Courtesy: Federal Department of Education

RICHMOND, Va. - Student loan debt in the state is high and rising and it's a real problem for some. An annual survey by the Institute for College Access & Success found that last year's Virginia grads who took out loans left school owing more than $26,000. The national figure is nearly $30,000, an

More American children are getting health care coverage, but the rate of coverage in Virginia is stagnant. Credit: National Institutes of Health

RICHMOND, Va. – More children are getting health care coverage nationally, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. But Virginia is falling behind. Georgetown and the advocacy group Voices for Virginia's Children say the rate of uninsured ch

Appalachian towns and counties are voicing support for a federal plan to help shift away from coal. Credit: Dan Heyman.

RICHMOND, Va. - A number of Appalachian towns and counties are lining up behind a federal plan to fund the transition away from coal. The "Power Plus" plan is a White House initiative to target areas losing mining and power plant jobs. Some members of Congress have attacked it, since it comes alo

A new online family budget calculator shows many Virginia families don't earn enough to get by. Credit: EPI.

RICHMOND, Va. - A typical working family in Virginia probably doesn't make enough money to support itself, according to a new online budget-cruncher. The Economic Policy Institute's Family Budget Calculator takes local data on a variety of costs, including food, housing and medical expenses. Enter

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