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    PNS Daily News - May 5, 20160 


    In focus on our nationwide rundown; President Obama puts the spotlight on the Flint water crisis, updates on children still working on tobacco farms; and ready or not, Google driverless cars are coming to Washington State.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

Parents in the Granite State are being urged to set an example for their kids by turning off the tube and getting outside for Screen Free Week. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it's easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It's Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged. Josh Golin, executive director with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Chi...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Events will be held across New England for Workers' Memorial Day. In New Hampshire, 11 workers who died on the job in the Granite State last year will be remembered. (MassCOSH)

CONCORD, N.H. – Today is Workers' Memorial Day and there will be events across New England to pay tribute to lives lost in the workplace and to put the focus on worker safety to prevent future deaths. Brian Mitchell, executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety a...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Drink more H2O! Older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy, according to the CDC. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, just released, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older Americans ne...Read More

Public News Service - NH

About 15,000 New Hampshire children grow up separated from a parent in prison, and a new report makes recommendations for communities, courts and states to help them cope. (mensatic/morguefile)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls attention to the plight of children with parents in prison, and those children make up about one in 20 in the Granite State. Amy Bourgault, interim director of New Hampshire Kids Count, says the trauma experienced by chil...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Granite State activists will be sending a message on Tax Day that the nearly $2.5 billion local taxpayers contribute to the Pentagon budget could be better spent. (Arnie Alpert, AFSC)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's Tax Day, and as many Granite Staters trudge to the Post Office to file their returns, actions are planned in Manchester and Concord to protest what some consider excess military spending military spending. Will Hopkins, executive director of New Hampshire Peace Action, s...Read More

Public News Service - NH

For National Library Week, the Laconia Public Library has been partnering with the New Hampshire Bar Association to provide free foreclosure-relief programs. (Found5dollar)

LACONIA, N.H. - National Library Week is being celebrated in lots of ways in the Granite State. At the Laconia Public Library, the focus has been on helping locals in financial distress learn about ways to save their homes. Julie Todaro, president-elect of the American Library Association, said th...Read More

Public News Service - NH

At least 2,000 people participated in the Democracy Spring sit-in in Washington, D.C., this week. (Democracy Spring/Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. - A retired New Hampshire professor and a local Vietnam War veteran are among More than Granite Staters who were arrested in Washington during a week of protest over what they say is the corrupting influence of money in politics. More than 400 people in all were arrested during the pro...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Despite the cold snap, flowers will soon be blooming in Northern New England followed by seasonal allergic rhinitis. (Mike Clifford)

NASHUA, N.H. – April got started with a cold snap and snow, but flowers will soon be blooming and with that, plentiful pollen that can leave allergy sufferers feeling the itchy effects. But there are ways to ease the symptoms, says Dr. Mark La Shell, an allergist with Group Health. La Shell...Read More

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