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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

The movement got its start in Massachusetts and now the Million Student March arrives in the Granite State. Students are demanding tuition-free public college, cancellation of student debt and $15-an-hour pay for college workers. Credit: E. Civitarese

KEENE, N.H. - College students in the Granite State plan to be part of the Million Student March today to call attention to the tens of thousands of dollars in debt many are burdened with to complete their higher education. Jessica L'Homme Dieu is one of the students organizing the march at Keene

Activists with the Governing Under the Influence campaign greeted GOP candidate Donald Trump at the State House Tuesday. Courtesy: A. Alpert/American Friends Service Committee

CONCORD, N.H. – They greeted Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Martin O'Malley on day one – and today they will be back to send a message to Marco Rubio and other presidential candidates about the Governing Under the Influence (GUI) campaign. Activists will be at the State

Granite Staters in a Life Reimagined Check-up at the Sweet Baby Vineyard in August. Check-ups are being offered in Manchester and Concord in September. Credit: AARP-NH

CONCORD, N.H. – As the final days of summer tick down, Granite Staters have an opportunity to spend the fall reimagining their lives in work and in pleasure. Sarah Kelsea, associate state director for outreach with AARP New Hampshire, says Life Reimagined workshops are a kind of check-up tha

Preparations are under way for the White House Conference on Aging. New Hampshire advocates hope that retirement security will be top-of-mind, especially when about half of Americans approaching retirement age have no savings. Credit: Mike Clifford

CONCORD, N. H. – It's a ten-year look ahead on aging issues, and New Hampshire advocates expect retirement security to be key at next month's White House Conference on Aging. Stephen Gorin, executive director, New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, took part in a

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, with Will and Zeke Stewart at a recent Brunch with Bernie event in Manchester. Sanders is refusing super PAC money in his bid for the White House. Credit: W. Stewart

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Senator Bernie Sanders intends to win the White House by knocking on doors and supporters in the Granite State say don't underestimate the power of grassroots campaigns. Elizabeth Ropp hosted a "Brunch for Bernie" in Manchester. She says Sanders' average campaign contribution is

PHOTO: Advocates in New Hampshire and the nation say Congress deserves a failing grade on the environment for the first 100 days. They say that is especially true for the GOP-led Senate. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - Scrumshus

CONCORD, N.H. - Congress marked its first 100 days in session on Wednesday, and environmental groups in New Hampshire and the nation say lawmakers deserve a failing grade on key issues. Republicans in Congress say they are trying to promote economic growth by easing regulations, but according to Ro

PHOTO: Former Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is in the Granite State this week, warning about wasteful Pentagon spending and the corrupting influence of big money on the race for the White House. Courtesy: College of William and Mary

DURHAM, N.H. - The ranks of declared presidential candidates keeps growing and today a foreign policy expert is warning Granite Staters about what he calls wasteful military spending. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired colonel who served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilk

PHOTO: As New Hampshire lawmakers get back to work, one bill pending (HB650) would require background checks for all commercial advertised gun sales. Credit: Wiki Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – Lawmakers get back to work today in Concord, and among the bills pending is one that would require criminal background checks for all commercially advertised firearm sales. Rep. Katherine Rogers (D-Merrimack) says Granite Staters already go through background checks at gun st

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