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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NH: Disabilities

Experts say people experiencing mental health challenges, especially across multiple generations, often achieve significant recovery after sharing their stories. (Pixabay/Silviarita)

CONCORD, N.H. – More than 43 million Americans are suffering from mental illness, but less than half, or 43 percent, receive treatment, according to the new State of Mental Health in America report. Trisha Ellis coordinates New Hampshire's In Our Own Voice workshops and encourages people 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

A ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court means families won't have their TANF funds cut for also receiving SSI payments to care for children with disabilities. (California State University)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled on a budgeting issue this month that should mean more funds are available for New Hampshire children with disabilities. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funding is a fundamental lifeline for needy families, says Ruth Heintz,

New Hampshire ranks sixth in the nation for graduation rates, but a new report says the state could do even better by graduating more students with disabilities. (Eevenson/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - As New Hampshire students take pride in earning their high school diplomas, a new report ranks the state in the top 10 for graduation rates. New Hampshire ranks sixth in the U.S. in the new report, Building a Grad Nation. Lead author and senior education adviser Jennifer DePaoli

Barbara Van Dahlen, the national founder of Change Direction, will be at the State House along with Gov. Maggie Hassen and the congressional delegation to launch Change Direction NH. (Change Direction)

CONCORD, N.H. - First Lady Michelle Obama was among the first supporters of a new approach to mental health called Change Direction, and now the Granite State is becoming the first in the nation to launch a statewide effort. Doctor Bill Gunn is director of Primary Care Behavioral Health at the NH

Supporters of a bill in the New Hampshire Legislature say their goal is to make it easier for families to access mental health services for children. (NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire has plenty of resources available to help children with mental health issues, but advocates say it can be difficult for families to access them. They claim the system is fragmented, with differing approaches to care and multiple providers. Effie Malley, director of t

PHOTO: A measure pending in Congress would provide an earnings credit to account for time lost on the job while taking care of children, seniors or a family member with a disability. Photo courtesy AARP.

CONCORD, N.H. - Women still do the majority of care-giving in the Granite State. Local advocates say time lost at work not only costs them wages but reduces future retirement income. A measure pending in Congress is hoping to rectify that by giving Social Security credit to those who lose time at

PHOTO: AARP New Hampshire volunteer Sherri Harden leads a press conference on Medicaid expansion. Photo Credit: Anne Saunders

CONCORD, N.H. – It has been a case of political hot potato, and next week, New Hampshire lawmakers enter crunch time when it comes to deciding the fate of Medicaid expansion in the Granite State. Tess Kuenning, executive director, Bi-State Primary Care Association, is rooting for including M

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