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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - VA: Family/Father Issues

Nearly 75% of Americans in the latest AARP survey are worried that Social Security will run out of money by the time they retire. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- As the Trump administration threatens to reduce the payroll tax that's a primary funding source for Social Security, a new report shows a majority of Americans believe the program is more vital than ever in the pandemic. More than 1 million Virginians receive Social Security benefi

Some faith leaders believe the Trump administration's family separation policy disrupts the sanctity of families. (Adobe stock)<br /><br />

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 450 faith leaders - from Virginia and across the United States - are urging President Donald Trump to end what they call inhumane treatment of immigrants and their children at the border. The leaders, including evangelicals, mainline Protestants and Jewish rabbis, have s

Virginia joins 20 other states and the District of Columbia in banning the practice of

RICHMOND, Va. -- Young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer in Virginia now are protected from "conversion therapy," after Gov. Ralph Northam signed a law banning the practice. The therapy involves mental-health practitioners trying to get a person to change sexual or

The Virginia Family Caregivers Income Tax Credit would help offset a family’s out-of-pocket expenses for taking care of loved ones. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 1 million family caregivers in Virginia provided an estimated 870 million hours of unpaid care in 2017, worth a staggering $11 billion. That's according to a new report from AARP coming out this Thursday. To offer some relief to these caregivers, the group wants Com

Nearly one in three adults age 75 or older lives alone, according to AARP. A new report points to the high cost of assisted living as one potential reason. (Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. – People are living longer, in Virginia and the United States as a whole – but a new report says the trend comes with major healthcare challenges. The AARP research predicts the 85-plus population will triple by 2050. This foreshadows a greater need for assisted living, w

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and has been since a 2011 decision by the United States Breastfeeding Committee. (Jordan Whitt/StockSnap)

RICHMOND, Va. – The Trump administration caused a recent uproar when it tried to shut down a global resolution to encourage breastfeeding. However, health advocates say they'll be setting the record straight this week, during World Breastfeeding Week. The resolution urged governments to prote

The Lynchburg College Caring for the Caregivers hackathon team beat groups from six other universities at the third annual event. (Lynchburg College)

RICHMOND, Va. -- College students who won a recent hacking contest say they they now have a phone app to help family caregivers that they feel is worth putting on the market. The team from Lynchburg College won the third annual Caring for the Caregivers hackathon - co-sponsored by AARP - in early

According to the census, Virginia has a lower poverty rate than the United States as a whole, while the District of Columbia has a higher rate. (U.S. Census Bureau)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Census data shows the poverty rate is slowly going down in Virginia and the District of Columbia, but it is still higher than it was before the Great Recession. Nearly 11 percent of households in Virginia, and more than 17 percent in the District of Columbia struggled with poverty

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