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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

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

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

Sen. Bernie Sanders made his first official 2020 campaign appearance in Concord on Sunday. (Kevin Bowe)

CONCORD, N.H. — An enthusiastic crowd battled a snowstorm to attend Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally in Concord on Sunday. It was Sanders' first New Hampshire campaign stop since announcing his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President almost three weeks ago. There, the Vermont senator

Some insurance companies deny coverage for emergency room care if they decide the situation was not a true emergency. (paulbr75/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – As voters make their choices for the midterm election, a new poll finds most Americans are frustrated by the lack of transparency in medical care and prescription drug costs. Almost 90 percent of respondents to the survey said they want lawmakers to set aside partisan politic

About 40,000 more older New Hampshire voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election than in the 2014 midterm. (CC0/Max Pixel)

CONCORD, N.H. — Advocates for older Americans say critical policies will be shaped by the midterm election next week, so voter participation is vital. Surveys show that the future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, prescription drug prices and family caregiving are important issues f

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