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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2020 

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander comes to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci; the NAACP goes to bat over student debt and Election 2020.

2020Talks - October 20, 2020 

Early voting starts in Florida, and North Carolina allows election officials to start the ballot curing process. Plus, Trump's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Public News Service - VA: Consumer

The College of William and Mary's business school is establishing a new veterans center as part of an initiative to help ex-military folks transition into the workforce. (Adobe stock)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- With so many people out of work because of pandemic-related layoffs, a new Virginia college program will provide support and services for veterans shifting from active-duty service to civilian workplaces. William and Mary's Veteran-to-Executive Transition program offers militar

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

A new survey shows Black and Latino students in Virginia are twice as likely as white students not to have a computer in the home. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- With Virginia students about to return to online classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report shows one-in-five-5 K-12 and college students in the Commonwealth don't have broadband access or a computer in their homes. The study by the State Council of Higher Education fo

AARP Virginia is advising folks visiting nursing facilities to ask questions about safety first. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- As Virginia enters the third phase of its COVID-19 recovery this week, some nursing homes finally are lifting restrictions for visitors. AARP Virginia is urging visitors eager to see loved ones for the first time in months to take necessary precautions. Jim Dau, state director wit

Virginia's new workplace safety rules are expected to help poultry workers who have been hit hard by coronavirus outbreaks. (Earl Dotter/Oxfam America)<br /><br />

RICHMOND, Va. - In the absence of federal guidelines, this week Virginia has become the first state to adopt mandatory workplace safety rules to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus. The state's Safety and Health Codes Board voted nine-to-two on Wednesday to adopt "emergency temporary standards

Students in the

ARLINGTON, Va. -- While many summer internships and jobs for students have been canceled because of COVID-19 shutdowns, one nonprofit has launched a six-week paid remote program that offers Washington, D.C., high school students hands-on work experience as problem-solving consultants. The Educatio

Virginia has seen a 300% increase in the use of telehealth over the last few months, according to a UnitedHealthcare spokesperson. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - The use of telemedicine is skyrocketing during the pandemic, and a new online tool is part of the trend, helping patients pinpoint symptoms of a new coronavirus infection. UnitedHealthcare's COVID Symptom Checker is based on artificial intelligence and offers advice on next steps t

Living shorelines such as this oyster reef barrier in North Carolina protect against erosion while providing habitats for wildlife. (U.S. Marine Corps)

RICHMOND, Va. -- As rising sea levels from climate change threaten waterfront communities and wildlife, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that the development of living shorelines along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts varies dramatically from state to state. Bruce Stein, chief

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