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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - NH: Social Justice

A newly formed group of educators called Seacoast Educators for Equity is trying to create more inclusive versions of history for this school year. (NPS Photo/Emily Mesner)

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- As the country reckons with racism, New Hampshire students this fall probably will talk about it more too. Brittany Jones is a clinical consultant at the nonprofit Youth Villages, who gives advice for how parents can discuss racism with their kids, such as the murder of George

New Hampshire renters could face a wave of evictions once the moratorium ends this summer. (I-Frontier/iStockPhotos)

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Sununu administration is expected to release a plan as soon as Thursday to prevent evictions, and housing advocates are hoping for a robust rental assistance program and more. The moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis will end within a few weeks unless it is exten

Parishioners from St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square supported the peaceful demonstrators, the same day as President Donald Trump's unannounced visit to the church. (St. John's Church/Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New England's Episcopal bishops unanimously are calling out President Donald Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Monday as "disgraceful and morally repugnant." In an unprecedented move, they released a statement on Tuesday, also condem

Voter registration forms currently are not online. They can be picked up in person at your town or city registrar of voters office. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Registering to vote may get easier in New Hampshire with state officials expected to release new guidelines as early as this week. Voting rights advocates say they expect Secretary of State Bill Gardner to announce changes that could make voter registration forms more widely avail

Americans over age 65 account for 12% of all U.S. bankruptcy filings, with 3% of those filers at least 75 years of age. (blackstarvideo/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- With the 2020 New Hampshire primary in the history books and the field of Democratic Party presidential contenders narrowing, many Americans approaching retirement are assessing where candidates stand on Social Security, pension programs and other retirement options. The federal g

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

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