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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - NH: Disabilities

CONCORD, N.H. - The Social Security Trust Fund just issued its required annual report, and local advocates say it contains good news for hundreds of thousands in the Granite State - and not just older folks. The report indicates there is plenty of time - at least 20 years - to figure out ways to ke

PHOTO: Jerry Reed says efforts like the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention forge public-private partnerships that provide prevention strategies for people of all ages.  Courtesy SPRC

BEDFORD, N.H. – Mental health professionals say suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults in New Hampshire, and they are gathering today (Friday) in Bedford for the 9th Annual State Suicide Prevention Conference to craft prevention strategies. Dr. Jerry Reed, director of

PHOTO: The gubernatorial race in New Hampshire heats up around Medicare issues.

MANCHESTER, N. H. – Thursday's New Hampshire gubernatorial debate drew protests in Manchester as local seniors turned out to show their support for Medicare and to denounce proposals to shift that care to a block grant or voucher system. Steve Morgan, a retired senior from Amherst, joined the

PHOTO: The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University, site of the second 2012 presidential debate. Courtesy Hofstra University

CONCORD, N.H. - It was the subject of heated exchanges in the vice presidential debate, and local advocates are hoping both parties' dueling health-reform plans get even more serious scrutiny in Tuesday night's Obama-Romney rematch. During the vice presidential debate, Republican nominee Paul Ryan a

CONCORD, N.H. - Despite the end of the dramatic debt ceiling debate last week, there may be much more to come when Congress returns from its break. Taking center stage will be talk of cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This has seniors, veterans and other groups in New Ham

CONCORD, N.H. - More than 40,000 people in New Hampshire rely on Medicaid for long-term health care, but a new report shows that the cuts and changes under consideration could be damaging. The state- and federally funded program provides health coverage for New Hampshire seniors and people with dis

CONCORD, N.H. - The budget axe is poised to fall on a program that aids thousands of New Hampshire's seniors and adults with disabilities, and some say eliminating SeviceLink now will translate to higher costs to taxpayers in the not-too-distant future. Russ Armstrong chairs the State Committee on

CONCORD, N.H. - A check-up on the health of Social Security shows the long-range outlook is still sunny, but the recession has affected the short-term prognosis. That's according to the annual report released by the Social Security Board of Trustees. The Trustees project that program costs will exc

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