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PHOTO: Even before actor Robin Williams died of apparent suicide, a local mental health professional says calls were already on the rise to 800-273-TALK. Granite Staters need to know the warning signs to prevent suicide. Graphic courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

CONCORD, N.H. – It can be shocking when someone as successful as actor Robin Williams takes his own life, but suicide prevention advocates in the Granite State caution not to be fooled by success. Suicide ranks as the number two cause of death for people in New Hampshire under the age of 34....Read More

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PHOTO: A measure pending in Congress would provide an earnings credit to account for time lost on the job while taking care of children, seniors or a family member with a disability. Photo courtesy AARP.

CONCORD, N.H. - Women still do the majority of care-giving in the Granite State. Local advocates say time lost at work not only costs them wages but reduces future retirement income. A measure pending in Congress is hoping to rectify that by giving Social Security credit to those who lose time at...Read More

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The EPA holds public hearings this week on proposed carbon emission standards. Advocates say there could be significant health benefits for the one in 10 New England residents who cope with asthma. Photo credit: Wknight94 / Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Supporters of the new regulations say they could save thousands of lives each year. Sharo...Read More

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PHOTO: The latest Kids Count Data Book ranks New Hampshire fourth in the nation for education, but shows there is room for improvement in other areas. Photo credit: Randen Peterson / Flickr.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State ranks among the best places in the nation for education, according to a new report, but it also says many challenges remain. The latest Kids Count Data Book ranked the state in the top five for education, but Ellen Fineberg, executive director of New Hampshire Kids...Read More

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PHOTO: Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy sits on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which is expected to vote Thursday on a proposed constitutional amendment giving Congress and the states more control over campaign spending. Photo credit: Office of Senator Leahy.

CONCORD, N.H. - A key vote is expected Thursday on a constitutional amendment to return some control over political campaign spending to Congress and the states. Dan Weeks, the executive director of the Coalition for Open Democracy, says each state in the union has a stake in the vote, but he notes ...Read More

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PHOTO: Coastal storm damage, like the destruction pictured here in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will become more frequent as sea levels rise through the remainder of the century in the Northeast, according to a new report. Photo courtesy of the Risky Business Project.

CONCORD, N.H. - While the Northeast is expected to experience an increase in temperatures and more extreme, hot days through the remainder of the century, a new study says the major climate impact to the region will come from rising sea levels and their effect on nearby coastal infrastructure. The ...Read More

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Photo: Help is now available for New Hampshire victims of domestic violence with local shelters offering Safe Haven for pets. Photo Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. - Domestic violence victims in the Granite State who may stay in abusive homes because of concerns about their pets' well-being if they leave now have a place to turn. People who commit domestic violence often also harm pets, and that can make victims of domestic violence feel trapped...Read More

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PHOTO: New Hampshire gets a D in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn’t support – new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study’s release was timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire gets a D in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. Vicki Shabo, one of the report's authors, says the Granite State ranks near the bottom when it comes t...Read More

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