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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday vetoed three bills: HB 109 which would have closed background-check loopholes; HB 514, which would have created a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm; and HB 564, which would ban guns in schools. (Lance Cheung/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. — Some in the Granite State are saying "shame on Sununu" in response to the governor vetoing three gun-control measures last week. New Hampshire advocates for curbs on gun violence held a press conference on Monday at the Legislative Office Building to express their concern tha

Gov. Chris Sununu has four days remaining to sign Senate Bill 10, which calls for the state minimum wage to increase to $10 per hour in 2020 and $12 per hour in 2022. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikipedia)

CONCORD, N.H. — Activists from across the political spectrum are calling for Gov. Chris Sununu to give back his raise and give one to Granite Staters instead. On Monday, advocates from the group An Economy That Works for Everyone and volunteers for the New Hampshire Democratic Party presente

According to the Pew Research Center, about seven in 10 Americans use social media to connect with others, share information and engage with news content. But how many can spot a fake political account? (Pxhere)

CONCORD, N.H. - As primary season ramps up, New Hampshire voters are reminded to be wary of bogus political pitches and claims online. This week, Twitter removed an account posing as the New Hampshire Democratic Party, which first appeared Sunday morning using the official party logo and the handle

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

It was more than kids and marching bands at July 4th parades in early presidential nominating states like New Hampshire, as the candidates descended on them to try to make positive impressions on voters. (Mike Licht)

MERRIMACK, N.H. – This week's Fourth of July parades acted as honey for the swarm of presidential candidates trying to break through the media clutter and meet voters directly. Will racing from parades in Amherst to Merrimack and up to Laconia – along with scores of personal appearance

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden knows more than 4 in 10 New Hampshire voters aren't affiliated with a political party, and is counting on appealing to independents. (Kevin Bowe)

HAMPTON, N.H. — Former Vice President Joe Biden arrived in New Hampshire Monday to kick off his campaign in the first-in-the-nation primary, with stops in the Seacoast and Manchester. At his first appearance, before an overflow crowd at the Community Oven pizzeria in Hampton, Biden described

New Hampshire's District 2 Executive Council seat, which crosses the state from the seacoast to Vermont, is often cited as an example of gerrymandering. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – A bipartisan effort to end gerrymandering in New Hampshire received a boost Wednesday. A bill to create an independent advisory commission to redraw lines for political offices had a public hearing in the state Senate, after passing the House of Representatives in February.

Bill Weld, who served as governor of Massachusetts in the 1990s, is the first candidate running against President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. (Wikimedia Commons)

NASHUA, N.H. - Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld held some of his first campaign stops as a GOP presidential candidate for 2020 in New Hampshire on Tuesday. The first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump, Weld officially announced his intentions on Monday. Weld last ran as the vice pres

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