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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - VA: Mental Health

Richmond - Virginia is preparing to receive more than $5.7 million in federal stimulus money, dedicated to building new community health centers and supporting existing ones. The funding, announced Monday, is expected to help serve an additional 24,000 Virginians, whether or not they have the abilit

Blacksburg, VA - It takes seeing, and heeding, some "red flags" in order to identify and prevent unhealthy relationships that can lead to sexual abuse and violence. The Red Flag Campaign is underway on Virginia college campuses, to raise students' awareness of the warning signs that indicate somethi

Richmond, VA - Learning to build safer communities in Virginia is the goal of a new award from the state Attorney General's office. Nominations are being sought for the "Safe Communities Award," to recognize some of the best ideas, people and programs in Commonwealth communities working to prevent d

Richmond, VA – The "to do" lists are ambitious as the General Assembly gets underway this week. The governor is proposing new investments in mental health care as a result of the Virginia Tech shootings, but there are other issues at stake for Virginians as well. Ben Greenberg with the Virgi

Richmond, VA – About 8.7 million Americans make up the so-called "Sandwich Generation," caught between caring for both children and an elderly parent, according to a new study from AARP. Experts say it's a tough situation that can mean incredible stress for everyone involved. David Broder wit

Richmond, VA – Remember promises made. That's what one veteran has to say today, as Virginia and the nation salute veterans on Veteran's Day. The memory of recent scandals over a lack of care for injured soldiers is fresh, and so is the renewed commitment to caring for the physical and menta

Mental health check-up time today (Monday) for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department is meeting in Alexandria to focus on how to improve VA mental health services for returning combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Staff and facility shortages have been well-documented, and the De

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