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PNS Daily Newscast - February 18, 2020 


Amazon�s Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change; and updates from state primary elections.

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - VA: Mental Health

RICHMOND, Va. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and professionals are working hard to remove barriers to care for the more than 300,000 Virginians who suffer from forms of mental illness such as depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder. Left untreated, mental illness can lead to serious issue

RICHMOND, Va. – From the Cartoon Network to the recent release of the documentary "Bully," the issue of bullying is in the national spotlight, with plenty of attention being paid here in Virginia. Alden Ramsey, a clinical psychologist in Richmond, says to prevent bullying, people must first u

RICHMOND, Va. - "Passing the plate" could have a whole new meaning if those hoping to prevent sexual and domestic abuse in Virginia have their way. A drive by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, along with members of the General Assembly and private sector partners, to get a s

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - A small, rural area of southwestern Virginia was a launching pad in the 1990s for a then-newly-approved pain-relief drug, Oxycontin. According to locals, drug addiction and crime became rampant as a result. The town of Pennington Gap was populated mostly by coal miners and lo

RICHMOND, Va. - A new Kids Count snapshot of foster care in the U.S. shows a slight decline in the overall number of children in care, but it also shows that the older a child is, the less likely he or she is to be placed in what's considered the best scenario for success later in life. Laura Spee

RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. McDonnell is expected to announce very soon whether or not he will commute the sentence of Teresa Wright, a woman who has been on Virginia's death row since pleading guilty to hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson for their life insurance money in October of 2002. The

RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Bob McDonnell has signed the "Telemedicine Bill" into law, and it means that health centers across the state will be able to offer much more in the way of interactive audio, video and other electronic media for diagnosis, treatment and consultations. This is an especially bi

RICHMOND, Va. - Personal health care workers in Virginia say Governor Tim Kaine's plan to save money by cutting funds for home health care will backfire and end up costing the state millions of dollars in payments for more expensive care in nursing homes. Personal health care assistants such as Ju

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