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    PNS Daily News - May 5, 2010 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: A new report shows that working women would benefit the most from a proposed 12 dollar minimum wage being considered in Congress. Solitary confinement in the Illinois juvenile justice system is on the way out; and a report on some mothers marching in Michigan today.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

PHOTO: A recent AARP survey finds that while there can be some costs associated with employing older workers, the experience they bring to the job provides benefits that exceed the costs. Courtesy: Sebastiaan ter Burg via flickr

CONCORD, N.H. – The trend in New England and the nation finds an increase in the number of older workers on the job and looking for work, and a recent study is doing some myth busting about the supposed costs of those workers. Laura Bos, manager of education and outreach for financial securi...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: The U.S. Senate takes up a controversial bipartisan bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act today, and there are concerns in New Hampshire that it may tread on states' rights. Photo credit: Wally Gobetz/Flickr.

CONCORD, N.H. - The U.S. Senate is considering an update of the nearly 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act, which regulates the use of chemicals in consumer products. Supporters claim Senate Bill 697 would improve regulation, but opponents argue consumers could end up with fewer protections. ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Advocates in New Hampshire and the nation say Congress deserves a failing grade on the environment for the first 100 days. They say that is especially true for the GOP-led Senate. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - Scrumshus

CONCORD, N.H. - Congress marked its first 100 days in session on Wednesday, and environmental groups in New Hampshire and the nation say lawmakers deserve a failing grade on key issues. Republicans in Congress say they are trying to promote economic growth by easing regulations, but according to Ro...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: Former Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is in the Granite State this week, warning about wasteful Pentagon spending and the corrupting influence of big money on the race for the White House. Courtesy: College of William and Mary

DURHAM, N.H. - The ranks of declared presidential candidates keeps growing and today a foreign policy expert is warning Granite Staters about what he calls wasteful military spending. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired colonel who served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilk...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: The Granite State ranks 14th in the nation for the percentage of aging bridges in its inventory that are in serious need of repair. Photo credit: Flickr-Nick Ares

CONCORD, N.H. - If your morning commute takes you across a bridge in New Hampshire, a new report finds you could be traveling across a span with issues related to its superstructure, deck or substructure. Alison Black, chief economist with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: A security expert speaks Wednesday at UNH Durham on how lawmakers are governing under the influence of Pentagon contractors, and says the F-35 fighter is a good example of excessive spending and misplaced priorities. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force.

CONCORD, N.H. - There's no shortage of lawmakers calling for more military spending, but a security expert says New Hampshire and the nation would be better served by focusing on the real needs of Americans. Bill Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Pol...Read More

Public News Service - NH

GRAPHIC: Consumer advocates warn that unscrupulous contractors are raking in billions from home improvement scams, and after the rough winter in New Hampshire, local scams are surfacing. The good news is you can protect yourself with a few simple steps. Graphic courtesy of AARP.

CONCORD, N.H. - Homes all across New England have weathered a rough winter, and many are now in need of repair. That's why local consumer watchdogs are warning residents to beware of scam artists offering steep home repair discounts. Former FBI Agent Bob Denz says scam artists usually say they "hap...Read More

Public News Service - NH

PHOTO: A new analysis of millions of online job postings by state ranks the Granite State at 40th in the nation for best states for college graduates to land a job. Photo credit: Mike Clifford.

CONCORD, N.H. – A new report finds New Hampshire lags behind most states, for college graduates looking for a state with the best odds of landing a job. The report from the Georgetown Center on Education and Workforce crunched data from millions of online job postings nationwide. Report au...Read More

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