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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

A progressive advocacy group plans to shadow Gov. Chris Sununu, in continued attempts to ask about the identities of businesses that he says support some of his key policies. (ONE@MIT/Twitter)

CONCORD, N.H. -- A public advocacy group is pledging to follow in the footsteps of Gov. Chris Sununu - literally - in the coming weeks. They are demanding he prove his claims that he has broad business support for key proposals like making New Hampshire a right-to-work state, a move that would disco

On the same day thousands marched in the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, about 50 locals held a vigil in solidarity with the march. (Joshua Lang).

CONCORD, N.H. – The Native Nations Rise March received major news coverage over the weekend. New Hampshire Native Americans and their supporters held a candlelight vigil in Concord Friday evening. And New Hampshire indigenous organizer Sterling Chase says more than 50 people were in attendan

New Hampshire lawmakers take up a measure this week  that would prohibit union payroll deductions for state workers. (J.C. Benedict/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N. H. – Just two weeks ago, New Hampshire labor unions and their supporters were celebrating the defeat of the Right to Work Bill in the New Hampshire General Court. This week, they face a new challenge. On Wednesday, state lawmakers hold a hearing on what supporters are calling the

A measure is awaiting the signature of Gov. Chris Sununu that would repeal the current concealed carry restrictions in the Granite State. (Digital Journal-Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. -- A change in gun laws is close to taking effect in New Hampshire, and many police chiefs are concerned about its impact on local police officers. The National Rifle Association has called it an important piece of legislation that will allow Granite Staters to carry firearms in the

Opponents of a measure to repeal the Granite State's concealed carry gun law say it would put public safety at risk. (Moms Demand Action NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – This is the legislative priority? That's what opponents of a measure to repeal the state's concealed carry gun law are asking as the measure appears ready to advance in the state Senate. The vote in the full Senate could come as early as next week, and Zandra Rice Hawkins,

The hearing room was packed as the Senate Commerce Committee heard testimony on the so-called Right to Work Bill. (New Hampshire AFL-CIO)

CONCORD, N.H. – It is expected to be one of the hot-button issues this legislative session. State lawmakers began hearing testimony on Tuesday, on the so-called Right to Work bill. The measure would prohibit collective-bargaining agreements that require workers to join or contribute to a labo

New Hampshire voting-rights advocates will be following up on reports of long lines and any other Election Day 2016 issues with an eye to recommending changes to modernize the system. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - If you were one of the Granite Staters who stood in a long line to cast your ballot, voting-rights advocates will be tracking what happened this year on Election Day to urge lawmakers to make changes for future elections. There were limited problems with voters being turned away in

New Hampshire lawmakers' failure to override Gov. Maggie Hassen's veto of SB 336 means permits are still required to carry a concealed weapon in the state. (Augustas Did˛galvis/wikimedia)

CONCORD, N. H. – The right to carry a concealed weapon in the Granite State will still require a permit, as state lawmakers failed last week to override the governor's veto. Gov. Maggie Hassen vetoed Senate Bill 336, a measure supported by the gun lobby that would have allowed anyone to carry

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