skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Tribal advocates keep up legal pressure for fair political maps; 12-member jury sworn in for Trump's historic criminal trial; the importance of healthcare decision planning; and a debt dilemma: poll shows how many people wrestle with college costs.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Civil rights activists say a court ruling could end the right to protest in three southern states, a federal judge lets January 6th lawsuits proceed against former President Trump, and police arrest dozens at a Columbia University Gaza protest.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Rural Wyoming needs more vocational teachers to sustain its workforce pipeline, Ohio environmental advocates fear harm from a proposal to open 40-thousand forest acres to fracking and rural communities build bike trail systems to promote nature, boost the economy.

NH college students call for ceasefire as support for Dems erodes

play audio
Play

Thursday, November 16, 2023   

Students at the University of New Hampshire are joining college students nationwide in demanding the Biden Administration call for an immediate Israeli ceasefire in Gaza.

A coalition of student organizations will hold a rally today to raise awareness of U.S. financial and military support of Israel and the suffering of Palestinian civilians.

Second-year student Adeena Ahsan said students are frustrated with President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party's lack of action.

"They make it sound like they care," said Ahsan, "but when it actually comes to doing something like holding the Israeli government accountable for their war crimes, they don't say anything about that."

Ahsan said a previous rally drew more than seventy students and she expects more people will turn out today.

She said it will be a peaceful space for people to gather and share information on how to best contact New Hampshire's congressional delegation.

For weeks, hundreds of thousands of college students have protested Israel's response to the Hamas October 7 military strike, and President Biden's failure to call for more than a "humanitarian pause."

Several progressive groups, including March for Our Lives and the Sunrise Movement recently penned an open letter to Biden, saying he risks losing millions of young voters unless he demands a ceasefire.

UNH graduate student Jed Siebert, who is Jewish, said for some the Democrats may be too late.

"This particular issue has I think really solidified a lot of people positions," said Siebert, "as not being interested in supporting them anymore."

Siebert said young people have helped bring about change before and he hopes they'll make a difference again.

A recent poll shows two-thirds of voters support the U.S. calling for a ceasefire. But a House resolution to do just that was backed by only a handful of House Democrats.





get more stories like this via email

more stories
The Bureau of Land Management's newly issued Public Lands Rule is designed to safeguard cultural resources such as New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Park. (Photo courtesy SallyPaez)

Environment

play sound

Balancing the needs of the many with those who have traditionally reaped benefits from public lands is behind a new rule issued Thursday by the Bureau…


Health and Wellness

play sound

Alzheimer's disease is the eighth-leading cause of death in Pennsylvania. A documentary on the topic debuts Saturday in Pittsburgh. "Remember Me: …

Social Issues

play sound

April is Financial Literacy Month, when the focus is on learning smart money habits but also how to protect yourself from fraud. One problem on the …


Outdoor recreation added $11.7 million to the Arizona economy in 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Adobe Stock)

Environment

play sound

Arizona conservation groups and sportsmen alike say they're pleased the Bureau of Land Management will now recognize conservation as an integral part …

play sound

Across the U.S., most political boundaries tied to the 2020 Census have been in place for a while, but a national project on map fairness for …

The 2023 Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Book ranked Arkansas 37th in the nation for education, and said 56% of young children were not in preschool programs to help get them ready for school. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

The need for child care and early learning is critical, especially in rural Arkansas. One nonprofit is working to fill those gaps by giving providers …

Environment

play sound

An annual march for farmworkers' rights is being held Sunday in northwest Washington. This year, marchers are focusing on the conditions for local …

Social Issues

play sound

A new Gallup and Lumina Foundation poll unveils a concerning reality: Hoosiers may lack clarity about the true cost of higher education. The survey …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021