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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

Devon Chaffee of ACLU of New Hampshire is giving Granite State lawmakers credit for holding the line on women's reproductive rights this legislative session. (ACLU of New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N. H. – Women's reproductive rights have been a major issue on the campaign trail and also at the New Hampshire State House this session. One person keeping track of the reproductive health bills is Devon Chaffee, executive director of ACLU New Hampshire. According to Chaffee, more

A bill pending before Granite State lawmakers would allow inmates to vote from behind bars. (SayCheeeese)

CONCORD, N.H. – A bill that would let convicted felons vote by absentee ballot while they are incarcerated is headed to the full House to be debated by Granite State lawmakers. Wendy Underhill, program director-elections redistricting with the National Conference of State Legislators, says t

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

Recent graduates of AARP's Senior Leadership Program which is supported by Dartmouth and UNH. (AARP-NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire are teaming up with AARP again this year to help provide leadership training for Granite Staters who want to advocate on issues that are of top concern for locals as they get older. Douglas McNutt, director of advocacy for AARP Ne

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

As New Hampshire voters make their final choices for the primary, two of the state's former members of Congress are speaking out about the influence of money in politics. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - With the nation now focused on the final days of the Granite State primary battle, some former politicians are speaking out about the need to curb the influence of money in politics. Former Republican Rep. Charles Bass said polls show 85 percent of voters from both parties think mon

As Granite State voters take stock of candidates like Senator Marco Rubio (l.) a new AARP survey finds 9 in 10 New Hampshire primary voters want to know where the candidates stand on Social Security. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. – With less than two weeks to go before the New Hampshire primary, a new survey by AARP finds voters of all ages and party affiliations in the Granite State want some answers from the candidates on Social Security. Todd Fahey, state director of AARP New Hampshire, says the surv

A member of the Rand Paul campaign is handed a copy of a new report that details the role of for-profit prisons in shaping immigrant detention policies. (AFSC).

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Immigration is a hot-button topic among presidential candidates campaigning in the Granite State, and a new report links lobbying money to the proportion of immigrants being held in detention in for-profit prisons. Arnie Alpert, co-director of the American Friends Service Committ

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