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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2018 


Trump’s Secretary of State nominee gets a narrow thumbs up, but his Veteran’s Affairs nominee is put on hold. Also on our rundown: Protests against Wells Fargo set for Des Moines today; and cannabis advocates blame Florida officials for “reefer madness.”

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Public News Service - NH: Social Justice

Business leaders, health-care experts, faith leaders and transgender people spoke in support of HB 1319. (Hannah Willard)

CONCORD, N.H. – Civil-rights advocates are optimistic that New Hampshire's transgender non-discrimination bill may soon be law. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Monday on House Bill 1319, which would protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in employment, housing

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

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

Family Resource Centers' programs reach about 25,000 New Hampshire residents a year. (D Mosher/Flickr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - As summer rapidly approaches, kids can find plenty to do at Family Resource Centers all across the state, which also provide opportunities for parents who want to get started on getting their high school equivalency diploma. There are 18 Family Resource Centers in New Hampshire a

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CONCORD, N.H. -- Just one day before Granite State voters head to the polls, an event is planned to advocate for a more moral economy. New Hampshire will be one of 25 states taking part in the Moral Day of Action on Monday. Reverend Gail Kinney with Meriden Congregational Church said the action w

A ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court means families won't have their TANF funds cut for also receiving SSI payments to care for children with disabilities. (California State University)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled on a budgeting issue this month that should mean more funds are available for New Hampshire children with disabilities. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funding is a fundamental lifeline for needy families, says Ruth Heintz,

Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was trying to change the topic to the economy, a new (WBUR) poll shows he trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by wide margin in New Hampshire (Gage Skidmore).

CONCORD, N.H. - GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to change the topic by talking economic issues in Detroit Monday, but the latest New England polling shows that he still has a long way to go, even when it comes to winning support from Granite State Republicans. Steve Koczela is presiden

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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