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    PNS Daily News - February 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans vow the net neutrality fight is far from over; around the globe it’s a day to stand up against bullying; and a California group goes after the dog and cat meat trade.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

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

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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

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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

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IMAGE: President Obama is expected to sign the Clay Hunt suicide prevention bill, which passed the Senate 99-0 Tuesday. Suicide prevention advocates say it will increase access to treatment in the Granite State. Image credit: Department of Veterans Affairs.

CONCORD, N.H. - The unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate to approve the Clay Hunt suicide prevention bill should mean improved access to mental health treatment for veterans in the Granite State, according to local advocates. Kenneth Norton, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illnes...Read More

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PHOTO: The EPA holds hearing today on smog pollution and advocates say the updated regulations could impact more than 100,000 in the Granite State who suffer from asthma. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's an issue that impacts more than 100,000 Granite Staters that suffer from asthma and tens of thousands more. At issue is how the nation should update standards for smog pollution, otherwise known as ground-level ozone. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of America...Read More

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PHOTO: Lawmakers will hold a hearing this week on a measure that would repeal the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Opponents say the measure threatens progress the state has made in curbing harmful carbon pollution. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's lofty goal for some states – a reduction of carbon pollution of 32 percent by 2030 under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, but the Granite State is already ahead of the curve. State Rep. Bob Backus of Manchester says New Hampshire had a ...Read More

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PHOTO: New Hampshire's smoking-prevention efforts trail almost every other state, ranking 48th in the nation for the amount it spends on prevention and cessation programs, according to a new report. Photo credit: Mike Clifford

CONCORD, N.H. – The latest report on how well states are funding tobacco prevention and cessation efforts has New Hampshire ranked 48th in the nation. John Schachter, director of communications with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says the Granite State will take in $258 million in tobacco t...Read More

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PHOTO: The April 15 income tax filing deadline will be here before many New Hampshire wage earners  know it, which is why experts say a little preparation now will make tax time less stressful. Photo credit: M. Scheerer

NASHUA, N.H. – As January gets under way, tax experts say a little time spent in the next few days preparing for the tax season will pay off in the months ahead. Luis Garcia, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, says now is the time to make sure you know where all your important tax...Read More

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