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Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - VA: Mental Health

PHOTO: Fairfax County mother Cristy Gallagher is pressing the General Assembly to boost crisis funding for children with mental illness. Photo credit: Gallagher

RICHMOND, Va. - When the General Assembly reconvenes next week, it will decide whether to okay a boost in mental health crisis funding for kids. Fairfax County mom Cristy Gallagher said the money is critical for families such as hers that have a child who is sometimes in desperate need of immediate

PHOTO: Last-chance pets are finding forever homes with our nation's heroes, with the help of some match-making. Courtesy of PetsForPatriots.org

RICHMOND, Va. - Last-chance pets are finding forever homes with our nation's heroes, with the help of some match-making. A nonprofit organization, Pets for Patriots, works with U.S. military veterans in Virginia and several other states to help them find, afford and adopt last-chance dogs and cats f

GRAPHIC: The candidates will appear separately at a forum on mental health tonight.

RICHMOND, Va. - Thanks to a boost from the General Assembly this year, mental health programs are expanding for kids in Virginia. Now the question is, will the next governor continue that progress? More than two dozen advocacy groups are hosting a candidates' forum on mental health issues in Richmon

PHOTO: The CDC says there were more than 22,000 firearm homicides and 38,000 firearm suicides between 2009 - 2010. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

RICHMOND, Va. – A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds firearm homicide rates dropped in major metropolitan areas between 2006 and 2010, but more people used guns to commit suicide. Jim Mercy, a behavioral scientist with the CDC's Division of Violence Pre

PHOTO: About 500 kids whose parents have died while serving in the military are participating in

ARLINGTON, Va. - Once again this graduation season, some young people will be walking across the stage to accept their diplomas without a parent in the crowd, because that parent has died while serving in the military. This Memorial Day weekend, those teenagers and many other children of fallen troo

PHOTO: The rate at which youth are locked-up in Virginia has declined by 42-percent since 1997. That mirrors a national trend.

RICHMOND, Va. - Fewer young people in the U.S. are going to jail, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that the nation has hit a 35-year low in terms of the numbers of kids being confined. In Virginia, there has been a 42-percent drop in the rate of incarc

Kids in Jail

ARLINGTON, Va. - The nation's juvenile justice system is in crisis, according to a new report that includes data gathered from more than 1,000 families across the country who have dealt with the issue firsthand. The report cites research that shows locking up children in adult-like prisons puts them

RICHMOND, Va. - More than $2 million in grants are on the way to Community Health Centers in Virginia, with the goal of providing health-care access to an additional 18,000 medically underserved Virginians. The announcement came Tuesday from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Th

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