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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - VA: Criminal Justice

Richmond – An extra fifteen bucks to make that special day official could help ensure the safety of Virginia's future. That's the idea behind a proposed $45-increase to the marriage license fee. Arlene Vassell-Richards is the hotline manager and child and youth advocacy coordinator for the

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Richmond, VA - Virginians will band together on Thursday to fight hate crime, prejudice, and even murder during the ninth annual "Transgender Day of Remembrance." The event follows nationwide action condemning California's ban on gay marriage, known as Proposition 8. Quillin Drew, anti-violence pr

Richmond, VA - Hundreds of inmates in Virginia jails are subjected to sexual assault by guards every year. Patrick Owen Gee, a Fluvanna County corrections supervisor, was indicted last week on 30 counts of "carnal knowledge of an inmate," and women prisoners at the Pocahontas Correctional Unit in Ch

Richmond, VA – Virginia death penalty cases are easy to predict: They go to trial if the defendant is a black man, and the victim is a white woman. That's been the situation in every case over the past 17 years, according to two separate studies that a judge will review today. Defense attorney

Richmond, VA – Red flags are being raised on college campuses to encourage students to call a "foul" when they see friends in abusive relationships. The "red flag" campaign encourages students to identify abusive behavior and let friends know it's unacceptable. Kate McCord with the Virginia S

Washington, DC – Learn to walk and talk -- and go directly to jail. That's a life story that children's advocates say is being played out for too many black and Latino children, in Virginia and across the country. Social workers, educators and child development experts are meeting today to loo

Beaumont, VA – Violence nearly every day. That's what parents of children sentenced to the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center say they hear is going on inside the prison walls, and they're demanding that the facility be shut down. Their parents say the 260 children sentenced to terms at B

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