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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - NH: Criminal Justice

Only one person remains on death row in New Hampshire. State legislators voted to abolish the death penalty in May. (Adobe Stock)

CONCORD, N.H. — New death sentences are at record lows nationwide, and executions are down by 75% since the mid-1990s. That's according to data from the Death Penalty Information Center. Earlier this year, New Hampshire became the 21st state in the U.S. to abolish the death penalty. The cent

According to AARP New Hampshire, the state has the second-highest median age in the country, making it a target for some types of online scams. (silviarita/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has received about 100 reports of people targeted by romance scams since January, which it says is a sharp uptick. The con has a consistent script – the scammer claims to be an American living overseas, which is why they can't

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,

With

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

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