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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - NH: Senior

Effective Mar. 17, Gov. Chris Sununu ordered all health insurance providers in New Hampshire to cover the costs of telehealth services. (USDAgov/Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has ordered the expansion of telemedicine services during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sununu signed an executive order on Wednesday that temporarily requires all health insurance carriers in the state to cover telehealth for in-network, medically necessar

Americans over age 65 account for 12% of all U.S. bankruptcy filings, with 3% of those filers at least 75 years of age. (blackstarvideo/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- With the 2020 New Hampshire primary in the history books and the field of Democratic Party presidential contenders narrowing, many Americans approaching retirement are assessing where candidates stand on Social Security, pension programs and other retirement options. The federal g

In a new poll sponsored by AARP, most of the women over age 50 surveyed in the Granite State in December said they intend to vote in the New Hampshire primary. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. -- According to a new Harris poll, eight in ten women over age 50 in New Hampshire say they expect to vote in the state's primary on Tuesday. The high potential turnout includes women who identify themselves as Independents, a category that makes up more than 40% of New Hampshire vot

In a new poll sponsored by AARP, more than half of older women voters said they had an unfavorable view of national leadership. (Jessica Whittle Photography/Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - According to a new Harris poll sponsored by AARP, 95% of women 50 and older say they're likely to vote in the 2020 presidential election. While older women are expected to be a reliable voting bloc, 7 out of 10 say they still don't know who they're going to vote for. AARP New Hamps

According to AARP's Valuing the Invaluable report, about 1 in 8 adults in New Hampshire and across the country provides unpaid care for a family member. (Enlightening Images/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — About 1 in 8 people in New Hampshire is a family caregiver, according to a new AARP report that says these folks provide more than $2 billion worth of unpaid care for their loved ones. State data from AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series show in 2017, about 177,000 Gran

More than 295,000 New Hampshire residents are enrolled in Medicare, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

CONCORD N.H. – Almost 300,000 New Hampshire residents will have the opportunity to either enroll in Medicare or make changes to their current Medicare plans from now until December 7. Melissa Gutierrez is a Medicare specialist with ServiceLink, the state's program to help residents navigate

One in three Americans has not taken a medication as prescribed because of the cost, according to AARP New Hampshire (Adobe Stock).

CONCORD, N.H. – Some Granite Staters are going without lifesaving medications as prescription drug costs continue to rise out-of-pace with incomes. AARP has launched the Stop RX Greed campaign, as a nationwide effort to press Congress, the Trump administration and state officials to take act

According to AARP New Hampshire, the state has the second-highest median age in the country, making it a target for some types of online scams. (silviarita/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has received about 100 reports of people targeted by romance scams since January, which it says is a sharp uptick. The con has a consistent script – the scammer claims to be an American living overseas, which is why they can't

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