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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - VA: Cultural Resources

One of Shenandoah National Park's deferred maintenance projects is repairing the rock guardwall along Skyline Drive, which has deteriorated from years of weather exposure. (National Park Service)

WINCHESTER, Va. - The aging national parks are in need of repairs and maintenance, and a bill to fund that work is being discussed today in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. The bipartisan Restore Our Parks Act would establish the National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration

Members of the Virginia Education Association's Underrepresented Male Educators Symposium discuss recruitment strategies. (Virginia Education Association)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — There are twice as many students of color, by percentage, as teachers of color in Virginia's public schools. What's more, the Commonwealth has the fewest male teachers, proportionately, of any state in the U.S. The Virginia Education Association recently gathered educa

In 1619, Virginia was home to the first Representative Legislative Assembly in the Americas. (Fort Monroe Authority)

HAMPTON, Va. — Fort Monroe, the first national monument dedicated by Former president Barack Obama, is one of many historic sites in Virginia that are re-examining the past and shedding new light on the role of African-Americans in American history. American Evolution - Virginia's 2019 Comme

Pastors in Charlottesville say they've been working to avoid the kind of violence the city saw over the weekend. (ACLU of Virginia/Twitter)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Even before this weekend's violent clashes, members of the faith community in Charlottesville say they have been trying to, "stand on the side of love.” The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas is with St. Paul's Memorial, an Episcopal church, and is also part of the Charlottesville Cle

A Virginia faith leader says it would be a mistake to see Pope Francis as politically liberal or conservative. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno/Wikimedia

RICHMOND, Va. – Some will see the Pope Francis' remarks to Congress today through a political filter, but one Virginia faith leader says it's a mistake to view the pontiff as liberal or conservative. The Rev. Charles Swadley interim president and CEO of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Publ

PHOTO: Arlington did well when measured by a new online interactive livability index set up by AARP. Photo courtesy of Flicker and Arlington County.

RICHMOND, Va. - A new livability index rates Arlington and four other Virginia communities as good places to "stay healthy, get around and enjoy life." AARP's new interactive online tool compares locations for housing, transportation, neighborhood services, health and the environment. It also consi

PHOTO: President Obama's new tourism initiative is being welcomed in Virginia, which already benefits from foreign vacation cash. Photo credit: Bob Kuhns, National Park Service.

RICHMOND, Va. – Make it easier for foreign vacationers at international airports, and the boost in tourism is a direct cash import. That's the premise behind a new plan from President Obama. Diane Beschamps, president and CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation, says the state is already a popular

PHOTO: The Nansemond Indian tribe is planning to build a cultural center and replica Indian village on property that used to belong to its ancestors. Photo Credit: Jesse Bass

SUFFOLK, Va. – This weekend, the Nansemond Indian Tribe is reclaiming its ancestral land in Virginia. After years of delays, the city of Suffolk is transferring park land to the tribe so it can build a cultural center and a replica Indian village. The deed signing will take place at the tr

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