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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - VA: Women's Issues

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn is sponsoring legislation to permit full-year prescriptions for birth control pills. (The Office of Del. Filler-Corn)

RICHMOND, Va. – As the General Assembly enters its final stretch, two bills dealing with reproductive issues still have a chance of passing. One would end state funding for Planned Parenthood. It resembles similar anti-abortion legislation in Congress and other state capitols. Margie Del C

Many Virginia progressive groups are praising Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virgini.

RICHMOND, Va. – While voters across the country may wonder about Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's new vice presidential pick, many progressive groups from his home state say they like him. For Democratic voters nationally, Kaine's positions on trade and financial regulation have

The JMU team won the second

RICHMOND, Va. - University students staying up all night isn't unusual unless they're "hacking" solutions for folks who struggle to care for family members. Teams from seven Virginia colleges worked 25 hours straight in the second annual "Caring for the Caregiver Hack." James Madison University'

A bill before the General Assembly would require the cooling of corpses to 40 degrees or lower before burial, but supporters of home funerals say it's unnecessary. (Mogens Engelund/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. - Legislation that would require the cooling of human corpses to 40 degrees or lower before burial or cremation is being described as unnecessary by proponents of "green burial" and home-based funerals. They claim that the Dead Bodies Storage Bill sponsored by Kenneth C. Alexander, a

A resident of Virginia has returned to the country with the Zika virus, but since the virus is carried by mosquitoes, health officials are very confident it won't spread. (Joaquim Alves Gaspar/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. - One person returning to Virginia from overseas has tested positive for the Zika virus, but health officials are confident transmission here is impossible. Dr. Laurie Forlano is the state health department's top epidemiologist. She says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A third of those who would get health coverage if Virginia expanded Medicaid are parents, and most of them work. (Georgetown University Health Policy Institutešs Center for Children and Families)

RICHMOND, Va. - By not expanding Medicaid to cover working poor adults, Virginia also is shortchanging thousands of children, according to a new study. Georgetown researchers looked at families in the coverage gap, making too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford insurance on

Several looming Congressional budget battles could turn into shutdown standoffs. Graph by National Priorities Project

RICHMOND, Va. - A government shutdown has been delayed at least until December, but a number of budget fights remain. Shutdowns pose a significant threat to Virginia's economy, due to the many federal offices and employees. A temporary agreement over funds for Planned Parenthood delayed the shutdo

Graphic: The advocacy group Voices for Virginia's children says the costs associated with child care are especially worrisome.

RICHMOND, Va. – The cost to have a child keeps climbing in the United States. The latest analysis from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals that middle-income families with a child born in 2012 can expect to spend about $241,000 on expenses over the next 17 years. Housing is the bigg

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