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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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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

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 voting-rights advocates will be following up on reports of long lines and any other Election Day 2016 issues with an eye to recommending changes to modernize the system. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - If you were one of the Granite Staters who stood in a long line to cast your ballot, voting-rights advocates will be tracking what happened this year on Election Day to urge lawmakers to make changes for future elections. There were limited problems with voters being turned away in

A new

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

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

Granite State Democrats held a sit-in at the State House on Thursday to show solidarity with Democrats who were blocking business in the U.S. House to demand action on gun control measures. (via Twitter/katbeep).

CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic lawmakers in the Granite State echoed the national scene on Thursday when they staged a sit-in at the State House to show solidarity with lawmakers who were blocking business on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep. Katherine Rogers helped organize the action. She says

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