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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

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

New Hampshire's popular motorcycle week continues through Father's Day. (Ray Cunningham)

WEIRS BEACH, N.H. – The oldest motorcycle rally in the world is taking place this week in New Hampshire. The Laconia Motorcycle Rally began in 1916. It missed seven years over the decades due to national and world events, but this year marks its 95th anniversary. One of the events that dre

Veterans in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine fare better than in many other states because of a good number of veteran-owned small businesses and no taxes on military retiree pensions. (Georgia Tech)

CONCORD, N.H. – While Memorial Day was a day to honor military veterans, barbecue, shop for sales, or maybe take a motorcycle ride, some vets are having a hard time making ends meet while others in New England states are doing much better. According to a new report by Wallethub, Maine, New H

This weekends events mark the first anniversary of the Women's March on Washington, in New Hampshire and across the country. (Jodi Picoult)

CONCORD, N.H. – Women will be marching and rallying in a half dozen New Hampshire cities and towns this Saturday and Sunday, part of the national Weekend of Women actions. This weekend marks the first anniversary of the historic Women's March that drew an estimated five million people into t

Hanover, N.H., residents will vote later this spring on a zoning amendment to allow large scale solar farms. (mrganso/Pixabay)

HANOVER, N.H. – With the federal government now promoting fossil fuels, cities and towns in New Hampshire and across the nation are leading the way to boost renewable energy. Last May, Hanover, New Hampshire, became the first municipality in the country to commit by community vote to achievi

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