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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - VA: Waste Reduction/Recycling

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thousands of Virginia Beach middle-school students will soon take the classroom outdoors, thanks to a new public-private partnership launched this week. The pioneering program allows students to get a hands-on educational experience by visiting local waterways, thanks in part

FAIRFAX, Va. - A green flag will be raised over a middle school in Fairfax today, certifying it as a leader in creating an environment for learning about the environment. Lanier Middle School becomes the first school in Virginia and third in the nation to get the award from ECO-Schools USA. The pro

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Shopping carts, car batteries and cigarette butts are just a few of the items littering Virginia waterways – at least, until Saturday. June 4 is "Clean the Bay Day," an annual cleanup project where volunteers from all over the Commonwealth roll up their sleeves and

RICHMOND, Va. - A group of eight organizations is calling for a comprehensive study of potential risks to water safety and the environment from drilling for natural gas in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed. And a Virginia scientist says the Commonwealth has an advantage because the controversia

RICHMOND, Va. - Many of the small family farms in Virginia have been replaced by fewer, larger industrialized animal operations - and yet, the rules for dealing with the manure from farms have remained the same. As the U.S. Senate considers an amendment by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Dist. 6, Roan

RICHMOND, Va. - The state of the Chesapeake Bay gets decent grades on pollution, habitat and fisheries, according to a new report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), comparing the condition of the Bay today with the way it was described by the first colonial settlers in the 1600s. The Bay is at

RESTON, Va. - As kids head back to school this week after the holiday break, there are students at 26 schools around the Commonwealth taking "green" matters into their own hands. The program is called "Eco-Schools" and it's part of a world-wide initiative for school kids in K-12 to participate in re

RICHMOND, Va. - Cleaning up the environment while creating jobs and a strong economy are not often mentioned in the same sentence, but according to a new poll, 80 percent of Virginians surveyed think it's possible. Lorie Weigel is with Public Opinion Strategies, the group that conducted the survey

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