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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - NH: Peace

Local activists gathered Saturday to remember the lives lost at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and urged caution as the Trump administration deals with nuclear issues with North Korea and Iran. (NH Peace Action)

CONCORD, N.H. — As tensions flare between the United States and both North Korea and Iran, and the Trump administration faces tough choices on nuclear weapons, New England veterans and peace activists held a vigil on Saturday to mourn the victims of the only two atomic bombs ever to be deploye

New England peace activists say they hope President Obama will get back on track on his goal to rid the world of nuclear weapons when he visits Japan later this month. (Chigoku Shimmbun)

CONCORD, N.H. - It is a visit that is sure to make history. President Obama plans to become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, since the bombing. The White House says Obama will not apologize for the decision to drop the atomic bomb in 1945. Arnie Alpert, co-director of American

Granite State activists will be sending a message on Tax Day that the nearly $2.5 billion local taxpayers contribute to the Pentagon budget could be better spent. (Arnie Alpert, AFSC)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's Tax Day, and as many Granite Staters trudge to the Post Office to file their returns, actions are planned in Manchester and Concord to protest what some consider excess military spending military spending. Will Hopkins, executive director of New Hampshire Peace Action, s

PHOTO: Former Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is in the Granite State this week, warning about wasteful Pentagon spending and the corrupting influence of big money on the race for the White House. Courtesy: College of William and Mary

DURHAM, N.H. - The ranks of declared presidential candidates keeps growing and today a foreign policy expert is warning Granite Staters about what he calls wasteful military spending. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired colonel who served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilk

PHOTO: A security expert speaks Wednesday at UNH Durham on how lawmakers are governing under the influence of Pentagon contractors, and says the F-35 fighter is a good example of excessive spending and misplaced priorities. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force.

CONCORD, N.H. - There's no shortage of lawmakers calling for more military spending, but a security expert says New Hampshire and the nation would be better served by focusing on the real needs of Americans. Bill Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Pol

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Iraq war may be officially over, but troops are still being deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and for hundreds of New Hampshire service members, some of the toughest battles are being fought here at home. For many veterans who return to the Granite State, the battle is

CONCORD, N.H. - Nine years and counting - the war in Afghanistan rages on, costing lives and U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars per year, and "to what end?" That's one of the questions to be explored when former U.S. State Department appointee Mathew Hoh speaks tonight in Concord. Hoh, a former Mari

CONCORD, N.H. - Thousands of people are expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the "One Nation Working Together" rally, including hundreds of Granite Staters. The crowd will be diverse, made up of middle-class workers, faith leaders, peace activists, artists, la

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