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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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New Hampshire activists are focusing on getting big money out of politics. (Kevin Bowe)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – A march for public funding of political campaigns and a presidential town hall focusing on similar election reform issues capped off the Independence weekend in New Hampshire. The march Sunday was inspired by Granite State native Doris "Granny D" Haddock, who at the age o

The New Hampshire House joined the Senate this week in getting tougher on public utilities passing costs related to politics and lobbying on to ratepayers. (Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. – A proposal to prevent public utilities in New Hampshire from charging their customers for the costs of lobbying and other political activities passed in the House Wednesday on a voice vote. The legislation would also ban contributions to the inaugural committees of elected of

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

Advocates for a

CONCORD, N.H. -- Just one day before Granite State voters head to the polls, an event is planned to advocate for a more moral economy. New Hampshire will be one of 25 states taking part in the Moral Day of Action on Monday. Reverend Gail Kinney with Meriden Congregational Church said the action w

Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was trying to change the topic to the economy, a new (WBUR) poll shows he trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by wide margin in New Hampshire (Gage Skidmore).

CONCORD, N.H. - GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to change the topic by talking economic issues in Detroit Monday, but the latest New England polling shows that he still has a long way to go, even when it comes to winning support from Granite State Republicans. Steve Koczela is presiden

At least 2,000 people participated in the Democracy Spring sit-in in Washington, D.C., this week. (Democracy Spring/Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. - A retired New Hampshire professor and a local Vietnam War veteran are among More than Granite Staters who were arrested in Washington during a week of protest over what they say is the corrupting influence of money in politics. More than 400 people in all were arrested during the pro

Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg says young-voter turnout tied a record of 43 percent in the Granite State primary and could be an indicator of how committed young voters are in general in casting a ballot in 2016. (CIRCLE).

CONCORD, N.H. - Primary season is starting to move into high gear this weekend, and an analysis of who turned out for the New Hampshire primary indicates the youth vote is playing a major role this election. As voters in Nevada and South Carolina head to the polls and caucuses, there is good reason

Low-wage workers were out in force at the GOP debate in Manchester of Saturday night, demanding a commitment from the candidates to back a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (SEA)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - They unfurled a huge banner that said "Come Get My Vote." Low-wage workers were out in force at Saturday night's GOP debate and, to get their vote, they say candidates need to back a $15 an hour minimum wage. Tyler Tufts is a 32-year-old single mom who earns $8 an hour working a

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