PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 

We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - VA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

GRAPHIC: New license plate will help fund domestic and sexual violence prevention program in Virginia. Image credit: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

RICHMOND, Va. - The goal is to stop domestic and sexual violence before it starts. Sales of Peace Begins at Home license plates that were recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly will help pay for prevention programs targeting kids. Kate McCord, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action

RICHMOND, Va. - Imagine you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, and you have a court order against your abuser. You feel unsafe in your home and want to move - to be out of harm's way. Now, imagine your landlord will not let you out of your lease and you are being sued for rent, even though

One Billion Rising

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is be a part of a global effort to end violence against women that will take place in 189 countries. It is the brainchild of author and activist Eve Ensler, who in her travels around the world saw violence perpetrated against women in various forms and decided to bring serio

Richmond Justice Initiative works to end Human Trafficking.

RICHMOND, Va. - It's a $37 billion industry in the United States - the buying and selling of people for profit. Also known as human trafficking, it's happening here in Virginia. Human trafficking can involve people who are forced into labor situations, as well as men, women and children who are tra

Red Flag Campaign Poster

BLACKSBURG, Va. - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. College campuses and universities around Virginia are doing their part to help educate and support students - both victims and perpetrators. Jen Underwood is an outreach coordinator at The Women's Center at Virginia Tech. She provides

According to the CDC, about 24 people per minute are victims of some form of intimate partner violence  and one group in Virginia is working to reduce that number with a license plate campaign to raise awareness, and funds, for programs that educate young people.

RICHMOND, Va. - About 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). One group working hard to change that number is the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. It is kicking

RICHMOND, Va. - A new law set to go into effect in Virginia on Sunday will make the act of strangulation or choking a felony - a more serious offense than the Class 1 assault-and-battery misdemeanor charge now on the books. One advocate for the new law, Michael Ducette, commonwealth attorney for th

RICHMOND, Va. - New and existing laws about protective orders for victims of domestic, sexual and intimate-partner violence are on the docket at a conference which begins today in Richmond. Law enforcement officers, judges, attorneys and victim advocates are attending. They'll hear from people such

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