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PNS Daily Newscast - April 6, 2020 


More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 


Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Public News Service - VA: Mental Health

RICHMOND, Va. - Abused and battered women from other nations will find less resistance on the path toward starting their lives over by coming to the United States. A recent court case shows the Obama administration is reversing Bush-era positions that had made it nearly impossible for abused women t

RICHMOND, Va. - President Barack Obama will meet with 100 employees of a Kroger supermarket in Virginia to discuss his plans for health care reform. Kroger says it spent more than $1 billion on health insurance for its employees last year. A highlight of the president's visit will be discussion of

RICHMOND, Va. - The economic crisis has put financial strains on many families, and that can lead to a form of domestic abuse that's fiscal, not physical. While 76 percent of Americans believe the bad economy is making it more difficult for victims of domestic violence, a new national poll shows a

Richmond - A "healthy" savings for small businesses: That's what the federal government says business owners will get out of a comprehensive health care reform package with more health care choices, including a public health insurance option. It's estimated that reform could save small business as m

Richmond - Some new laws have many laid-off Virginia workers covered for medical insurance. Federal law now allows workers who've lost their job from September 2008 through the end of this year to extend their health care benefits. And a new law in Virginia extends the opportunity to nearly all work

Newport News - Christopher Newport University says it will stop enrolling students into its social worker degree program, because of budget concerns. However, according to Debra Riggs, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter, the loss of the program at the s

Petersburg, VA - The state's first Veterans Information and Resource Center opens its doors today. The center will serve more than 50,000 veterans in the Tri-Cities area and is just the beginning, as centers are planned statewide. The effort is sponsored by the nonprofit Association for Wounded Ve

Marion, VA - A six-year increase in legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in Southwest Virginia has been a success. The Southwest Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) greatly increased its outreach over that period, and the result has been a dramatic 35-percent decline in the number of requested protective o

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