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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Public News Service - NH: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Hundreds rallied in support of House Bill 1319 at a Jan. 31 hearing in Concord. (Freedom New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. – Support for a bill to protect New Hampshire's transgender residents from discrimination has grown. House Bill 1319 is getting its second hearing in the House Judiciary Committee today. The bill would protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in housing, employme

Rev. Joseph Gurdak is among those holding a Manchester prayer vigil today to call for the end to deportations. (American Friends Service Committee)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – As President Donald Trump ramps up his crackdown on undocumented immigrants, a prayer vigil is planned this Tuesday at the Federal Building in Manchester to call for an end to deportations. The vigil is timed to coincide with a reporting deadline for dozens of immigrants who

A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows 58 percent of Americans support transgender Americans serving in the military. (USDOD).

CONCORD, N.H. – The Commander-in-Chief announced his ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military via Twitter and local advocates say those tweets impact more than just members of the military. In the series of early morning tweets, Trump declared transgender troops would no longe

The health policy director for Gov. Chris Sununu receives a letter that thanks the governor for taking a stand against the latest version of the GOP health-care plan. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N. H. – When lawmakers return to work in Congress after their Fourth of July break, there is already a move to cancel the August recess in order to pass the GOP health-care plan. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are having trouble cobbling together enough votes to pass the plan, in no

On the same day thousands marched in the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, about 50 locals held a vigil in solidarity with the march. (Joshua Lang).

CONCORD, N.H. – The Native Nations Rise March received major news coverage over the weekend. New Hampshire Native Americans and their supporters held a candlelight vigil in Concord Friday evening. And New Hampshire indigenous organizer Sterling Chase says more than 50 people were in attendan

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CONCORD, N.H. - Cities in the Granite State are trailing others in New England and the nation for providing legal protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, according to a new report. Xavier Persad, legislative counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, said the good ne

State Sen. Martha Fuller (D-Portsmouth) joins local moms at kickoff for World Breastfeeding Week in Concord: Courtesy: Granite State Progress Education Fund

CONCORD, N.H. - This is World Breastfeeding Week and legislation is pending in the Granite State that would increase protections for women to pump breast milk while they are on the job. State Senator Martha Fuller (D - Portsmouth) is a sponsor of a bill that would require employers provide reasona

Manchester, NH – The rights of the disabled are human rights. That's the message from last week's Presidential candidates' forum on equality, opportunity, and access sponsored by Granite State Independent Living. More than 600 voters showed up in Manchester, while hundreds more in other early

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