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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - NH: Women's

In a new poll sponsored by AARP, most of the women over age 50 surveyed in the Granite State in December said they intend to vote in the New Hampshire primary. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. -- According to a new Harris poll, eight in ten women over age 50 in New Hampshire say they expect to vote in the state's primary on Tuesday. The high potential turnout includes women who identify themselves as Independents, a category that makes up more than 40% of New Hampshire vot

In a new poll sponsored by AARP, more than half of older women voters said they had an unfavorable view of national leadership. (Jessica Whittle Photography/Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - According to a new Harris poll sponsored by AARP, 95% of women 50 and older say they're likely to vote in the 2020 presidential election. While older women are expected to be a reliable voting bloc, 7 out of 10 say they still don't know who they're going to vote for. AARP New Hamps

Advocates of banning salary-history requests on job applications say it could level the playing field for women and under-represented minorities. (Amtec US/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would prevent employers from demanding that job applicants share their salary histories. House Bill 211 is to get a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. today in the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee. Rep. P

One goal is to have drug-addiction treatment available no more than an hour away from anyone in New Hampshire who needs it.  (OverHook/pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Health and wellness advocates say the plan to combat substance abuse in New Hampshire is an important step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. Governor Chris Sununu and Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers released details of the plan this week

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

Family medical leave would let workers take up to six weeks at 60 percent pay to care for a new child or sick family member. (Sanjasy/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to send a family medical leave insurance bill back for further study, effectively killing it for the year. House Bill 628 would have allowed workers at privately-owned companies to take as much as six weeks off for a birth or adop

Carrie Duran of Wolfeboro says she relies on Medicaid expansion to stay healthy so she can care for her children. (Carrie Duran)

CONCORD, N.H. – A House committee will hear testimony on a bill that would reauthorize New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion program. Rebecca Woitkowski, the early childhood policy coordinator for the advocacy organization New Futures Kids Count, says the expansion plays an integral role in the

This weekend’s events mark the first anniversary of the Women's March on Washington, in New Hampshire and across the country. (Jodi Picoult)

CONCORD, N.H. – Women will be marching and rallying in a half dozen New Hampshire cities and towns this Saturday and Sunday, part of the national Weekend of Women actions. This weekend marks the first anniversary of the historic Women's March that drew an estimated five million people into t

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