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PNS Daily Newscast - April 22, 2019 


The vigilante accused of holding migrants at border to appear in court today. Also on our Monday rundown: The US Supreme Court takes up including citizenship questions on the next census this week. Plus, Earth Day finds oceans becoming plastic soup.

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Public News Service - NH: Criminal Justice

There have been death-penalty repeal bills almost every year for the last decade in New Hampshire. (New Hampshire General Court)

CONCORD, N. H. – New Hampshire is the last state in the Northeast to have a death penalty. But on Wednesday, a bill to abolish capital punishment in the Granite State moved one step closer. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held an executive session about House Bill 455,

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CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire needs more workers, but a new report says criminal records are keeping qualified job seekers out of the workforce. The unemployment rate in the Granite State is just 2.7 percent, the lowest in the nation. The opioid epidemic has hit New Hampshire hard, and the n

Harm-reduction strategies such as safe injection spaces can reduce overdose deaths. (PhotoLizM/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – President Donald Trump is calling for tough law-enforcement measures to fight the opioid epidemic – measures drug policy reform advocates say simply don't work. Speaking at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire on Monday, Trump called for the death penalty for m

Nationally, more than 150 prisoners have been exonerated after being sentenced to death. (jodylehigh/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — Civil liberties advocates say this may be the year that New Hampshire repeals the death penalty. Senate Bill 593 would change the penalty for capital murder in New Hampshire from death to life without the possibility of parole. Similar legislation passed the House in both 201

Opponents of a measure to repeal the Granite State's concealed carry gun law say it would put public safety at risk. (Moms Demand Action NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – This is the legislative priority? That's what opponents of a measure to repeal the state's concealed carry gun law are asking as the measure appears ready to advance in the state Senate. The vote in the full Senate could come as early as next week, and Zandra Rice Hawkins,

New Hampshire lawmakers' failure to override Gov. Maggie Hassen's veto of SB 336 means permits are still required to carry a concealed weapon in the state. (Augustas Did˛galvis/wikimedia)

CONCORD, N. H. – The right to carry a concealed weapon in the Granite State will still require a permit, as state lawmakers failed last week to override the governor's veto. Gov. Maggie Hassen vetoed Senate Bill 336, a measure supported by the gun lobby that would have allowed anyone to carry

Experts say where you use an ATM can make a big difference when it comes to avoiding ATM skimming fraud. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. – AARP and state officials are alerting Granite Staters to an increase in card skimming devices that fraudsters use to steal personal information from the magnetic strip on credit or debit cards. James Boffetti, chief of the New Hampshire Department of Justice’s Consumer

New Hampshire has helped the federal government seize more than $15 million since 2000, but a new state law now requires a criminal conviction before any assets can be seized. (Edward Betts)

CONCORD, N.H. – Property rights advocates are giving a big thumbs up to a measure that passed with bipartisan support to limit forfeiture provisions in the Granite State. Attorney Rob Peccola with the Institute for Justice says the original constitutional rationale for forfeiture was convict

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