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    PNS Daily News - March 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; airlines worldwide reported to be considering revamping cockpit rules; Philadelphia police shootings said to be part of a larger pattern; a new report ranks the jobs picture for college grads; and a comeback story for the piping plover.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

PHOTO: When it comes to funding programs Americans say they care most about, a new analysis from the National Priorities Project finds the Obama budget does a better job for New Hampshire and the nation than competing House and Senate proposals. Photo credit: The White House.

NASHUA, N.H. - A new analysis sizes up proposed national budgets from the House, Senate and Obama administration, and examines what those competing budget figures mean for New Hampshire and the nation. Lindsay Koshgarian, research director with the National Priorities Project, says the severe cuts ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: There's new hope for children in the Granite State and the nation, as a new study pinpoints treatable factors that can prevent chronic kidney disease in children. Photo credit: Mike Clifford

NASHUA, N.H. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Many people don't realize that kidney disease can have a profound effect on a ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Organizers say the "We Rise" national day of action will focus on letting New Hampshire lawmakers know that residents of the state want a responsible budget. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - Organizers say it's a chance for New Hampshire residents to send a message to the State House, and that they're tired of a rigged system that favors the wealthy and big corporations. The idea behind the "We Rise" national day of action is to put people and the planet first, said Kar...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: As tens of thousand of New Hampshire residents await the Supreme Court to decide the latest battle over the Affordable Care Act, a Granite State Family doctor says his patients are just starting to get caught up on treatment. Credit: Nicole Stackpole

CONCORD, N.H. - The nation's highest court heard an historic case this week about health coverage, and tens of thousands of Granite Staters have a major stake in the outcome. At issue is whether federal subsidies for Affordable Care Act coverage in New Hampshire and other states are illegal, becaus...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: As New Hampshire lawmakers get back to work, one bill pending (HB650) would require background checks for all commercial advertised gun sales. Credit: Wiki Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – Lawmakers get back to work today in Concord, and among the bills pending is one that would require criminal background checks for all commercially advertised firearm sales. Rep. Katherine Rogers (D-Merrimack) says Granite Staters already go through background checks at gun st...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Modernizing the formula used to measure poverty in America can help mitigate child poverty and improve the effectiveness of government safety net programs, such as tax credits and social security, concludes a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy Maine Children's Alliance.

CONCORD, N.H. - It's the first major update of how to measure poverty since the 1960s, and a report out today suggests a more accurate way to calculate the poverty line. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says when the effects of government anti-poverty programs are factored in, more th...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: A new report says folks in the Granite State need not worry about reliability of the power grid as the state adopts the EPA Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commmons.

CONCORD, N.H. – It won't be a problem keeping the lights on as New Hampshire adopts the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a new report by a Boston consulting firm that focuses on reliability. Sharon Reishus is an energy industry analyst based in New Engla...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Outreach efforts, such as this one at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, helped New Hampshire enroll nearly 1,000 more kids in school breakfast programs last year. Courtesy: NH Kids Count

CONCORD, N.H. - It's considered the most important meal of the day and the Granite State made progress in the latest School Breakfast report card. The state boosted enrollment in School Breakfast Programs by nearly 1,000 students in the Food Research and Action Center report. Evan West, Hunger Sol...Read More

Public News Service - NH

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