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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20150 


    A divided Supreme Court issues three major rulings to end this term and we have reaction from coast-to-coast on today’s rundown; also 25 cities working to improve the chances of economic success for veterans; and a look at how summer jobs can help teens invest in the future.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

PHOTO: As the White House Conference on Aging approaches, New Hampshire advocates say the nation needs to switch from a medical focus, to listening to what elders say the need to live independently. Photo credit:  Mike Clifford

CONCORD, N.H. – It's time to re-evaluate the so-called silver tsunami and how to approach it, according to Barbara Salvatore, co-chair of Engaging New Hampshire. She's referring to the idea that aging baby boomers will come with an increase demand for senior services. Salvatore says the cu...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Preparations are under way for the White House Conference on Aging. New Hampshire advocates hope that retirement security will be top-of-mind, especially when about half of Americans approaching retirement age have no savings. Photo credit: Mike Clifford

CONCORD, N. H. – It's a ten-year look ahead on aging issues, and New Hampshire advocates expect retirement security to be key at next month's White House Conference on Aging. Stephen Gorin, executive director, New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, took part in a...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Outreach efforts are underway in the Granite State to make sure kids don't go hungry this summer. The state ranked 32nd in access to free summer food sites in a new Food Research and Action Center report. Photo credit: Phil Grandmaison.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – As the school year draws to a close, the Granite State is getting an average grade when it comes to making sure kids don't go hungry during the summer months. Henry Harris, community outreach director with Southern New Hampshire Services, says his group sponsored more than ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) says budget battles in Congress are forcing Amtrak to play a dangerous game of picking and choosing between cities when it comes to installing important safety upgrades. Photo Credit - Wikimedia/rrpicturearchives.net

CONCORD, N.H. - As commuters head back to work after the long holiday weekend, Senator Ed Markey says budget battles in Congress are making travel in the heavily traveled Northeast rail corridor less safe. Japan's Bullet train hurtles along at 200 miles per hour but has never had a fatal accident ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Grandparents and other relatives are the first choice for caring for children who aren't able to live with their parents, says a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. But for many kids in New Hampshire, group home placement is the norm.

CONCORD, N.H. - A new report says kids who have to be taken from their homes do better when they are placed with families - either relatives or foster families. But the Annie E. Casey Foundation's research finds New Hampshire has a heavy reliance on placing kids in group homes. Ellen Fineberg, exe...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Summer vacation adventures on public lands could change dramatically if the push to turn federal lands over to state control succeeds, and there have been moves to do that in both the U.S. House and Senate. Photo of the Wasatch National Forest in Utah, one of the most-visited forests in the country, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

CONCORD, N.H. – Summer vacation adventures on public lands could change dramatically if the push to turn federal lands over to state control succeeds. Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, warns allowing state control would lock up lands for private development, and other parce...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: With the NTSB investigation of the fatal Amtrak train derailment under way, a commuter advocate says the accident could point to rail issues in other sections of the Northeast corridor. Photo credit: Patrick Murphy, a former Pennsylvania congressman who was aboard the train.

CONCORD, N.H. - Investigators are probing everything from speed to track signals in connection with Tuesday's fatal Amtrak derailment which happened on a heavily-used stretch of track near Philadelphia. Jim Cameron, founder of the Commuter Action Group, says it's too early to pinpoint what went wro...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, with Will and Zeke Stewart at a recent Brunch with Bernie event in Manchester. Sanders is refusing super PAC money in his bid for the White House. Photo credit: W. Stewart

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Senator Bernie Sanders intends to win the White House by knocking on doors and supporters in the Granite State say don't underestimate the power of grassroots campaigns. Elizabeth Ropp hosted a "Brunch for Bernie" in Manchester. She says Sanders' average campaign contribution is...Read More

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