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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2020 


GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander comes to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci; the NAACP goes to bat over student debt and Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 20, 2020 


Early voting starts in Florida, and North Carolina allows election officials to start the ballot curing process. Plus, Trump's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Public News Service - NH: Education

A newly formed group of educators called Seacoast Educators for Equity is trying to create more inclusive versions of history for this school year. (NPS Photo/Emily Mesner)

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- As the country reckons with racism, New Hampshire students this fall probably will talk about it more too. Brittany Jones is a clinical consultant at the nonprofit Youth Villages, who gives advice for how parents can discuss racism with their kids, such as the murder of George

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's recent edition of the Kids Count Data Book places New Hampshire sixth in the country for family and community rankings, fifth for education, and sixth for health and economic well-being. (Mohan Nannapaneni/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire is the second best state in the country for children's well-being, according to a national report. The annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book showed New Hampshire faring especially well in family and community indicators, including fewer children livin

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered public schools to close temporarily and switch to remote learning on March 15 in response to COVID-19. (Gabriele Lässer/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Child abuse reports to the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families hotline have decreased by about half since schools closed in mid-March. This is because many calls to the division come from teachers, child advocates say. Moira O'Neill is the director of the Offic

New Hampshire relies heavily on local property taxes to fund education. The budget proposal vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu included $138 million for schools. (U.S. Department of Education)

CONCORD, N.H. - This summer's fireworks in New Hampshire are likely to be at the State House, as legislators and the governor try to work out a compromise budget to run the state for the next two years. Gov. Chris Sununu is getting pushback from groups such as the New Hampshire School Funding Fairn

New Hampshire ranked fourth in education, but 10th in the nation for the number of 3- and<br />4-year-olds not attending school. (YouTube/happygj79)<br />

CONCORD, N.H. -– A new report ranks New Hampshire number one in overall child well-being, but advocates for kids and families say it's no time to be complacent as there's room for improvement. The new Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book showed while the state ranks second in the na

One goal is to have drug-addiction treatment available no more than an hour away from anyone in New Hampshire who needs it.  (OverHook/pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Health and wellness advocates say the plan to combat substance abuse in New Hampshire is an important step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. Governor Chris Sununu and Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers released details of the plan this week

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,

Family Resource Centers' programs reach about 25,000 New Hampshire residents a year. (D Mosher/Flickr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - As summer rapidly approaches, kids can find plenty to do at Family Resource Centers all across the state, which also provide opportunities for parents who want to get started on getting their high school equivalency diploma. There are 18 Family Resource Centers in New Hampshire a

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