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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - NH: Senior Issues

The latest census shows that more than 16 percent of American children live with a grandparent with no parent present, compared with 5 percent in 1990. (duetaz.org)

CONCORD, N.H. — Most grandparents look forward to an afternoon or weekend with their grandchildren. But a growing number are now raising their grandchildren because their own children are living on the streets or are addicted to drugs. Nationwide, New Hampshire has one of the higher rates of

The staff at AARP New Hampshire is working with state lawmakers to improve home- and community-based caregivers' pay, to help stem a worker shortage in those fields. (AARP NH)

CONCORD, N. H. – People in New Hampshire have a chance to comment on a new State Plan on Aging – but not for much longer. The last listening sessions as the state creates its new four-year plan are taking place this month, and the deadline for comments in an online survey is Jan. 15, 201

Older workers can bring years of experience to a new job. (stevepb/pixabay)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Older workers can bring years of experience to a new job, and a job fair this Friday in Manchester can help match them with potential employers. New Hampshire has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and demand for labor is high. So, the New Hampshire Depar

About 40,000 more older New Hampshire voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election than in the 2014 midterm. (CC0/Max Pixel)

CONCORD, N.H. — Advocates for older Americans say critical policies will be shaped by the midterm election next week, so voter participation is vital. Surveys show that the future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, prescription drug prices and family caregiving are important issues f

Medicare supplemental plans cover prescriptions and services not covered by original Medicare. (Hayleybarcar/pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — Monday is the first day of the open-enrollment period for Medicare, and there's help for anyone signing up for the first time or making changes. With mailboxes filled with ads for prescription drug plans and supplemental coverage, picking the right Medicare plans can be confu

Family medical leave would let workers take up to six weeks at 60 percent pay to care for a new child or sick family member. (Sanjasy/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to send a family medical leave insurance bill back for further study, effectively killing it for the year. House Bill 628 would have allowed workers at privately-owned companies to take as much as six weeks off for a birth or adop

Experts say even the most savvy people can be tricked by tax scams that threaten arrest or other legal action. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. — With the end of tax season approaching, officials are warning Granite Staters to be cautious of suspicious phone calls. The Attorney General's office said it has received about 100 complaints related to Internal Revenue Service scams in the past week. Senior Assistant Attorne

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

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