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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to win the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, according to the latest polls. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. -- All eyes are on the New Hampshire primary today, but the head of the Democratic Party here does not expect record turnout. Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, said in a media call Monday that Democratic voters are committed to defeating President Donald Trump

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

A new poll suggests a close, five-way horse race ahead of the Iowa caucuses. (Focus on Rural America/David Binder Research)

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary results may be even more important in light of a new poll of likely Iowa caucus voters that shows a close five-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination there. The poll also suggests the voters generally like all the leading candidates. The surve

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

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

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is rising in Democratic primary states Iowa and New Hampshire, ranking second and third, respectively, in the most recent polls. (Pete for America website)

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Mayor of South Bend, Ind., and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released his veterans plan on Monday in New Hampshire, and appealed directly to Vietnam veterans. An Iraq war veteran himself, Buttigieg went off script during his address at the Rochester Opera

The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project has collected more than 100,000 recorded interviews with veterans, from the World War I era through current conflicts. (Adobe Stock)

CONCORD, N.H. — As veterans are celebrated today across New Hampshire and the nation, the director of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project is encouraging people to collect the first-person narratives of the military veterans in their families and neighborhoods. Project Director

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