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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

Many veterans aren't ready to retire just yet, but a new survey ranks New Hampshire in the top 10 states for veterans to retire. (Villalovos/U.S. Navy photo)

CONCORD, N.H. - As the nation takes time to honor veterans on Memorial Day, a new survey ranks New Hampshire as the seventh best state in the nation as a place for veterans to retire. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales said their survey ranks New Hampshire fifth for quality of life and eighth for the ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Barbara Van Dahlen, the national founder of Change Direction, will be at the State House along with Gov. Maggie Hassen and the congressional delegation to launch Change Direction NH. (Change Direction)

CONCORD, N.H. - First Lady Michelle Obama was among the first supporters of a new approach to mental health called Change Direction, and now the Granite State is becoming the first in the nation to launch a statewide effort. Doctor Bill Gunn is director of Primary Care Behavioral Health at the NH ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

A New Hampshire mom says the growing tick problem is just one reason the Granite State has a major stake in the coal industry's challenge to Clean Power Plan. (Jim Gathany)

CONCORD, N.H. – A few weeks from now, environmental groups will be watching closely as the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington hears the coal industry's challenge to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. The plan places limits on heat trapping carbon dioxide from power plants. The U.S. ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

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...Read More

Public News Service - NH

It is National Bike Month, and Granite Staters are gearing up for a number of events including National Bike to Work Day next week. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State is getting into gear for National Bike Month and local enthusiasts say there are plenty of benefits for those who decide to get involved. Bernie Fournier is a ride leader with the Granite State Wheelmen. He says from your personal health to the environment, there ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

A new report finds families in New Hampshire are spending about $12,000 a year for child care, and the lack of state-funded pre-kindergarten put it out of reach for many working families. (H Brady)

CONCORD, N.H. - Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. A new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child-care su...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Letter carriers in New Hampshire are hoping for a lot of heavy lifting on Saturday as they collect bags of nonperishable food for local food pantries on their mail routes. (National Letter Carriers Association).

CONCORD, N.H. – Granite Staters can expect a postcard in the mail this week, a reminder that local letter carriers are hoping to pick up lots of bags of nonperishable food donations when they deliver the mail on Saturday The day marks the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the largest s...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Parents in the Granite State are being urged to set an example for their kids by turning off the tube and getting outside for Screen Free Week. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it's easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It's Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged. Josh Golin, executive director with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Chi...Read More

Public News Service - NH

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