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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

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

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

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