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    PNS Weekend Update - September 5, 20150 

    Among the stories we’re featuring: same-sex couples finally marry in a Kentucky county; a link between military service and equality; and if life seems like a constant headache, you may want to take a look at where you live.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

Granite Staters in a Life Reimagined Check-up at the Sweet Baby Vineyard in August. Check-ups are being offered in Manchester and Concord in September. Credit: AARP-NH

CONCORD, N.H. – As the final days of summer tick down, Granite Staters have an opportunity to spend the fall reimagining their lives in work and in pleasure. Sarah Kelsea, associate state director for outreach with AARP New Hampshire, says Life Reimagined workshops are a kind of check-up tha...Read More

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A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is stressing the nation's waterways and causing hot spots in Granite State rivers, brooks and streams that are too warm for fish such as eastern brook trout to survive. Photo credit: Eric Orff

CONCORD, N.H. - "Wildlife in Hot Water" is the headline of a new report on the nation's waterways and local experts say the warming of New Hampshire's rivers and streams is bad news for native brook trout. Tom Ives is the New Hampshire council chair for Trout Unlimited and says Eastern Brook Trou...Read More

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Death penalty opponents say last week's 4-3 decision abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut could impact the ongoing debate over capital punishment in New Hampshire. Credit: CA Corrections via Flckr

CONCORD, N.H. – The death penalty in Connecticut was just knocked down, and death penalty opponents say that ruling could have an impact on New Hampshire's ongoing debate over capital punishment. Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says New Hampshire ha...Read More

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New Hampshire advocates say it only makes sense for Granite State voters to track the candidates when it comes to proposed changes to Social Security. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsSocial Security turns 80 on Friday, and last week came under fire during the Republican candidates' debate in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Recent polling in early primary states shows support for the program cuts across party lines. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - It's no secret that candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have to fight just to get onto the debate stage. Some candidates are proposing changes to Social Security, as - coincidentally - the program turns 80 today. It only makes sense for voters to keep track of the ...Read More

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Consumer watchdogs warn that the jury duty scam has resurfaced in New Hampshire as a means of stealing identities and money. Credit: Ken Lund/Wikimedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – Few people want their summer interrupted by a notice to report for jury duty, but it gets even worse when that notice is a fake designed to steal your identity and money. Retired FBI agent Bob Denz is a volunteer fraud-fighter with AARP New Hampshire. He says it's not unusual...Read More

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Continued improvement for Granite State air quality is the prediction from health advocates as the EPA's Clean Power Plan puts new caps in place for pollution from coal-fired power plants. Credit: Staplegunther/Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. – The air is often dangerous to breathe for 44 percent of Americans, according to a new report – and for Granite Staters who live in what's known as the tailpipe of the nation, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan should bring major improvements....Read More

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New Hampshire conservationists say streams such as this one in Epsom should return to cooler temperatures under the new EPA Clean Power Plan, which will benefit native brook trout and other local fish and wildlife. Credit: Eric Orff/National Wildlife Federation.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire biologists, sportsmen and conservationists are giving "thumbs-up" to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan announced by President Obama this week. Art Green, a New Hampshire sportsman and volunteer coordinator for Trout Unlimited, said climate change i...Read More

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State Sen. Martha Fuller (D-Portsmouth) joins local moms at kickoff for World Breastfeeding Week in Concord: Courtesy: Granite State Progress Education Fund

CONCORD, N.H. - This is World Breastfeeding Week and legislation is pending in the Granite State that would increase protections for women to pump breast milk while they are on the job. State Senator Martha Fuller (D - Portsmouth) is a sponsor of a bill that would require employers provide reasona...Read More

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