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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2018 


While school shooting survivors demand stricter gun control measures some teachers are talking about their own walkout; Republicans vow to keep fighting the new district map in Pennsylvania; and from the West Coast - a health care group slams Trump's "Skinny" insurance plans.

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Public News Service - NH: Senior Issues

The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program promotes advocacy on quality-of-life issues among older adults. (Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – An annual program is looking for folks who can carry the torch on issues that will help create better lives for Granite Staters as they age. The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program, now in its seventh year, provides training in advocacy and community leadership skills to

Melissa Hinebauch speaks in Concord on Thursday about her experiences protesting the tax-law changes making their way through Congress. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – Health-care advocates who traveled from New Hampshire to Washington, D.C., to protest the passage of the Senate tax changes were in Concord on Thursday, speaking out about their experiences. They say the 500-page bill guts Medicaid and Medicare to give massive tax breaks to cor

Granite Staters can expect to see more people working beyond age 65 in the coming decade. (FW/Flckr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Granite Staters have the chance to rethink retirement in Manchester next week, and advocates say age 65 is an outdated number. The target audience includes employees, retirees, business leaders, human resources professionals, nonprofit groups and government. Todd Fahey,

Hurricane Irma hit as a Category 4 storm in Florida, and many Granite Staters want to offer help but are being cautioned to check out a charity before they give. (NOAA)

CONCORD, N.H. – As Floridians struggle to cope with the devastation from Hurricane Irma, Granite Staters are being warned not to fall for scammers who want to prey on people’s desire to help. It is uncharted territory, two major hurricanes – Harvey and Irma – hitting the Un

All eyes are on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reveals the latest version of a Senate health-care plan today. (BreakingNews/Wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take the wraps off the latest version of the Republican Party’s health care plan Thursday, but consumer and senior groups in New Hampshire say it needs to be a major improvement over the last version. Todd Fahey, sta

Consumer advocates are warning Granite Staters to steer clear of incoming phone calls claiming information is needed about a change in Medicare cards. (Marcello Casal Jr./Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a change intended to protect the personal information of Granite Staters, but scammers are playing on it to trick folks into revealing key information. The big change is that Medicare cards will no longer display the beneficiaries' Social Security numbers. Volunteer AA

A couple of utility scams are making the rounds at record levels across the nation, and consumers in New Hampshire need to beware. (UIowa/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N. H. – It's called the "Shut-off Swindle," and consumer advocates say it has reached record levels this winter, including preying on some utility customers in New Hampshire. The scam comes in a couple of variations, according to Stephanye Schuyler, a volunteer fraud-fighter with AAR

Chris and Bonnie Wade are among the more than 8,000 New Hampshire grandparents raising their grandkids, and they're looking for help from state lawmakers. (Courtesy of Wade Family)

CONCORD, N.H. — In a phenomenon driven largely by the opioid epidemic, more New Hampshire grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and they’re hoping state lawmakers will offer some help this legislative session. Chris Wade and his wife Bonnie are among the more-than 8,000 grandpa

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