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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - NH: Social Justice

Sen. Jean Shaheen, D-N.H., says dark money is making the work of Congress much more difficult. (Office of Sen. Shaheen)

CONCORD, N.H. -- As the tenth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision approaches, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said the nation's "broken" campaign-finance system has stopped Congress from fixing the issue of surprise medical billing. As Shaheen recalled, lawmakers had been

After a spike of initial interest, spiritual advice author Marianne Williamson's presidential campaign stalled. (Becker 1999/Wikipedia)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Ahead of a debate tonight, the Democratic presidential field has been rapidly thinning. But even former candidates are voicing renewed faith. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker suspended his campaign on Monday. And spiritual advice author Marianne Williamson dropped out last week. Nei

Only one person remains on death row in New Hampshire. State legislators voted to abolish the death penalty in May. (Adobe Stock)

CONCORD, N.H. — New death sentences are at record lows nationwide, and executions are down by 75% since the mid-1990s. That's according to data from the Death Penalty Information Center. Earlier this year, New Hampshire became the 21st state in the U.S. to abolish the death penalty. The cent

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at a UNH town hall Wednesday. (NEWS CENTER Maine/Facebook)

DURHAM, N.H. – Democratic Party presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday. She has been portrayed as having plans for many things, but not health care – yet. Warren, like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, backs Me

The group Equal Citizens hopes to capture the attention of voters and candidates as it seeks suggestions for reforming what it calls

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire voters are already getting plenty of chances to see presidential candidates in person. But a series of candidate forums starts this weekend to ask them how they'd work to reduce corruption in politics. The group Equal Citizens says democracy reforms – like

The rate of homelessness in New Hampshire is among the lowest in the nation. (Dustytoes/Pixabay)

DURHAM, N.H. – New research shows that while homelessness in the United States may be down overall, it's still rising in the most expensive rental markets. And New Hampshire has one of the lowest homeless rates. Christopher Glynn, assistant professor of decision sciences at the University of

Some insurance companies deny coverage for emergency room care if they decide the situation was not a true emergency. (paulbr75/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – As voters make their choices for the midterm election, a new poll finds most Americans are frustrated by the lack of transparency in medical care and prescription drug costs. Almost 90 percent of respondents to the survey said they want lawmakers to set aside partisan politic

With

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire needs more workers, but a new report says criminal records are keeping qualified job seekers out of the workforce. The unemployment rate in the Granite State is just 2.7 percent, the lowest in the nation. The opioid epidemic has hit New Hampshire hard, and the n

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