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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NH: Animal Welfare

People looking for purebred puppies, including Pomeranians, are being targeted by scam online ads.   (Youngthousands/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. -- People trying to buy purebred puppies and kittens online should beware of a scam that's already hit half a dozen New Hampshirites in the past few months. Ads online promise big discounts on hard-to-find or expensive breeds. They insist on using a mobile payment app such as Zelle an

Tick infestations of ticks, such as these on the ear of a moose, are signs of trouble for New Hampshire wildlife.  (New Hampshire Fish and Game)

CONCORD, N. H. – Late-arriving snow and lots of winter ticks are a deadly combination for the moose population, according to local experts. So far, that's exactly how this winter is shaping up. Deer have evolved with winter ticks, but moose have not, so ticks can be lethal for a moose. That's

A new Senate wilderness bill (S. 2341) would protect arctic habitat for wildlife including migratory birds such as the snowy white owl, which sometimes winter in the Granite State. Credit: NaturesPhotoAdventures

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a measure that would protect land in the Arctic, and local conservation advocates say it also will have a major impact on migratory birds that often come south to find food in the Granite State during the winter months. Amateur birder Roger Stephenson says snowy white ow

A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is stressing the nation's waterways and causing hot spots in Granite State rivers, brooks and streams that are too warm for fish such as eastern brook trout to survive. Photo credit: Eric Orff

CONCORD, N.H. - "Wildlife in Hot Water" is the headline of a new report on the nation's waterways and local experts say the warming of New Hampshire's rivers and streams is bad news for native brook trout. Tom Ives is the New Hampshire council chair for Trout Unlimited and says Eastern Brook Trou

Photo: Help is now available for New Hampshire victims of domestic violence with local shelters offering Safe Haven for pets. Photo Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. - Domestic violence victims in the Granite State who may stay in abusive homes because of concerns about their pets' well-being if they leave now have a place to turn. People who commit domestic violence often also harm pets, and that can make victims of domestic violence feel trapped

PHOTO: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest. Courtesy NWF.

LITTLETON, N.H. - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt the planned pumping of corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. Petitioners are out

PHOTO: Apparent plans to pump abrasive tar sands oil in an aging pipeline across three New England states are sparking opposition from critics who fear water and wildlife will be imperiled. Photo courtesy NWF.

EPSOM, N.H. – Training for how to clean up tar sands oil spills began in Portland, Maine this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), following an announcement by the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge a week ago that it wants to reverse its pipeline eastward to Montreal. That could bring tar sands oil

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