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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - VA: Civic Engagement

Richmond - A new study finds that only a little more than half of Virginia workers who voted to join a union were able to get that first contract with their employers. The data comes as Congress considers the Employee Free Choice Act, a measure that would lift barriers to securing labor contracts. T

Hampton Roads - For the first time in recent history, all four gubernatorial candidates participated in a forum on education at the same time. Republican candidate Robert McDonnell, and Democratic candidates state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), former state delegate Brian Moran, and Terry McAuliffe res

Richmond - Climate change is negatively affecting hunting and fishing in Virginia, according to sportsmen across the state, and a new study. As one example, the report by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) finds that large numbers of mallard and black ducks are arriving months later than normal

Richmond, VA – Virginia may become the first state in the nation to move backward toward paperless electronic voting. A Senate subcommittee votes on Tuesday on overturning the Virginia law requiring the state to phase out paperless voting. Since 2004, Virginia law has required counties buyin

Richmond – A proposal to restore voting rights to former felons moves forward in the General Assembly, the very first step toward a state Constitutional amendment. A record 74 percent of registered voters in Virginia cast their ballot in the 2008 Presidential Election. The high turnout inspire

Richmond – President-elect Obama hopes to avoid the failures of past administrations as he develops a plan for meeting the health care needs of America. The Presidential Transition Team is sponsoring health care town meetings across the commonwealth, the results of which will be studied by for

Richmond, VA – Reduce state services and lay off government employees, or keep things churning? Higher taxes, or lower? Those questions and competing ideas will play out when the Virginia General Assembly tackles the huge budget deficit upon its return to Richmond next week. Facing a deficit

Fairfax, VA - It's the last big push to "Get Out the Vote" in Virginia, with thousands of canvassers knocking on doors across the state over the weekend, today and tomorrow. Matt Fitting is with the AFL-CIO "Working America" campaign in northern Virginia - one group that has been hitting the pavemen

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