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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus. Lingering concerns about CENSUS participation.

2020Talks - February 26, 2020 


Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Public News Service - VA: Civic Engagement

A program intended to clean voter rolls could be open to abuse, but observers say that's not happening in Virginia. (Tom Arthur/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. - A program to clean folks who've registered in more than one state off voter rolls could be used for voter suppression. But vote watchers in Virginia say that isn't happening here. An investigation just published by Rolling Stone says the Interstate Crosscheck program is full of error

Donald Trump has so far refused to release his tax returns. Journalists say those documents are crucial to getting a financial picture of a candidate. (Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has so far refused to release his tax returns. But what could be learned if he did? Tax forms are one of the best ways to answer some of the most important questions about any candidate, not just Trump, said Mark Horvit, executive

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., co-founder of the cyber-crime caucus and seen here using Skype, says the DNC hack could have profoundly disturbing implications. (Warner's Office)

RICHMOND, Va. — Charges the Russians may have hacked the Democratic National Committee to help Donald Trump are "extraordinarily disturbing" to Virginia Senator Mark Warner. Warner sits on the Intelligence Committee and co-founded a cyber security caucus. He said we have to be careful not to

Many Virginia progressive groups are praising Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virgini.

RICHMOND, Va. – While voters across the country may wonder about Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's new vice presidential pick, many progressive groups from his home state say they like him. For Democratic voters nationally, Kaine's positions on trade and financial regulation have

Carolyn Powell says CPR saved her life, and gave her the chance to go to American Heart Association events with her family. (Carolyn Powell)

RICHMOND, Va. - CPR is simple, just call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. And CPR saves lives like Carolyn Powell's. Powell is a Mechanicsville mother whose heart stopped while she was checking on her son one night, seven years ago. Her husband heard their son crying and fou

Voting rights activists approve of Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for felons. (Flicker/Governor Terry McAuliffe)

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Terry McAuliffe's restoration of the vote for felons in Virginia goes in the opposite direction of an ugly national trend, according to voting rights activists. Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the multi-racial civil rights group Advancement Project, says numerous st

No Roof Left Behind is a group of roofing contractors who collaborate to make some deserving homeowners dry, warm and very happy. (No Roof Left Behind)

RICHMOND, Va. - What might best be described as a "roofers' charity" is now taking nominations in Virginia for folks who may need a new roof at no cost and the whole process is open and very community-run. No Roof Left Behind is a group of roofing contractors in 70 communities, including two in Vir

The Consumer Health Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based group that aims to help poor and minority communities, has won a prestigious Impact Award from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (CHF)

RICHMOND, Va. - A health-care policy foundation aiming to help poor and minority communities in the region has won a prestigious Impact Award. The Consumer Health Foundation works on health and racial equity in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and parts of Maryland. The National Committe

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