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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


2020Talks - August 3, 2020 


Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - NH: Civic Engagement

CONCORD, N.H. - A new website is exposing what it says is one national organization's "big-business" influence over legislation in New Hampshire and around the country. The site, ALECexposed.org, targets ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful group funded by lawmakers and at le

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire state representatives are expected to vote on a constitutional amendment this week meant to change the way tax increases or fees are approved, by requiring a super-majority. That would mean three-fifths of both the House and of the Senate would have to approve any chan

CONCORD, N.H. - College students from around New Hampshire are expected at the Statehouse today, most to show their opposition to a bill that proposes to alter their voting rights. If House Bill 176 is enacted, students and military members would not be allowed to vote in the towns or districts whe

CONCORD, N.H. - "America Speaks" asked the questions - and Granite Staters answered them. However, not all groups are convinced they were the right questions to help the nation's economy, long-term. "America Speaks" held a national town hall-style event on Saturday linking cities across the country,

Concord, NH - To buckle up, or not to buckle up. That is the question in New Hampshire today, as the state House votes on a bill that would require adults to wear automobile seat belts. The state's seat belt law of 2000 that required those under 18 to be restrained in vehicles is being cited as a

Concord, NH – The balance between individual rights and the public good is being debated in Concord, where the "click it" vote is set for today in the New Hampshire House. The measure would require adults to buckle up in cars and trucks. It's a law that state legislators have rejected for year

Concord, NH – New Hampshire military voters overseas can follow all state rules on voting, and chances are their ballots still won't arrive in time to be counted. A new study, No Time to Vote, from the Pew Center on the States, finds Massachusetts sends blank ballots to overseas voters later t

Concord, NH – Voting in New Hampshire might be more dangerous than most people realize. A study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" shows that people are 18% more likely to die in traffic accidents during polling hours on presidential election days, compared to other

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