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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Gov. Chris Sununu signed the Medicaid expansion bill just last week, and it already faces new hurdles. (Office of Gov. Sununu)

CONCORD, N.H. — Last week, Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill to continue New Hampshire's Medicaid program for another five years, but it includes a new work requirement which may not be legal. On Friday, a similar policy failed the litmus test in Kentucky — the first state to attach a w

Customs Border Patrol checkpoints that have sprung up in New Hampshire are slowing traffic and alarming some people. (Chris Dag/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – Some New Hampshire residents and tourists hiking in the White Mountains or traveling on Concord Coach Lines say they're angry and worried after being confronted by U.S. Customs Border Patrol agents on recent holiday weekends. The checkpoints weren't at the Canadian border, bu

Starting next month, New Hampshire joins just over a dozen states that have laws or regulations against conversion therapy. (@tobysx70/Twenty20)

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Friday to end gender discrimination. He said discrimination of any kind "runs contrary to New Hampshire's 'Live Free or Die' spirit." Transgender people in the Granite State will soon be protected from discrimination in emplo

Business leaders, health-care experts, faith leaders and transgender people spoke in support of HB 1319. (Hannah Willard)

CONCORD, N.H. – Civil-rights advocates are optimistic that New Hampshire's transgender non-discrimination bill may soon be law. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Monday on House Bill 1319, which would protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in employment, housing

Harm-reduction strategies such as safe injection spaces can reduce overdose deaths. (PhotoLizM/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – President Donald Trump is calling for tough law-enforcement measures to fight the opioid epidemic – measures drug policy reform advocates say simply don't work. Speaking at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire on Monday, Trump called for the death penalty for m

Nationally, more than 150 prisoners have been exonerated after being sentenced to death. (jodylehigh/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — Civil liberties advocates say this may be the year that New Hampshire repeals the death penalty. Senate Bill 593 would change the penalty for capital murder in New Hampshire from death to life without the possibility of parole. Similar legislation passed the House in both 201

Hundreds rallied in support of House Bill 1319 at a Jan. 31 hearing in Concord. (Freedom New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. – Support for a bill to protect New Hampshire's transgender residents from discrimination has grown. House Bill 1319 is getting its second hearing in the House Judiciary Committee today. The bill would protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in housing, employme

Rev. Joseph Gurdak is among those holding a Manchester prayer vigil today to call for the end to deportations. (American Friends Service Committee)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – As President Donald Trump ramps up his crackdown on undocumented immigrants, a prayer vigil is planned this Tuesday at the Federal Building in Manchester to call for an end to deportations. The vigil is timed to coincide with a reporting deadline for dozens of immigrants who

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