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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: Women's

Richmond, VA – The troubled economy hurts domestic violence victims in two ways: lost services and greater need for help. A yearly snapshot of programs in Virginia shows help is available for immediate assistance, but more long-term legal support and housing are necessary. The National Netw

Richmond – An extra fifteen bucks to make that special day official could help ensure the safety of Virginia's future. That's the idea behind a proposed $45-increase to the marriage license fee. Arlene Vassell-Richards is the hotline manager and child and youth advocacy coordinator for the

Richmond – Serve up some health advice along with the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner, suggests Rick Shinn, spokesman for the Virginia Community Healthcare Association. He says the holidays are good occasions to convince family members to schedule a diabetes exam. More than 130,000 Vi

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

Fredericksburg, VA - Rural Virginians often don't have access to the help they need to prevent and deal with sexual violence, according to advocates holding a conference today in Fredericksburg. Rose Leone with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance says it takes teamwork to creat

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 – Red flags are being raised on college campuses to encourage students to call a "foul" when they see friends in abusive relationships. The "red flag" campaign encourages students to identify abusive behavior and let friends know it's unacceptable. Kate McCord with the Virginia S

More can be done, and it can be done better. That's the bottom line in a list of recommendations delivered to Gov. Kaine's Commission on Sexual Violence this week. The report suggests consistent standards for help given by law enforcement, hospitals and crisis centers. Kristine Hall with the Virgin

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