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A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.


2020Talks - October 28, 2020 


The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

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AARP conducted separate phone interviews with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Their answers are posted online, side-by-side, on the AARP website. (uwwvmzjh8/Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - Older voters may not be the only ones curious about how the major presidential candidates see the priorities of people over age 50. AARP posed the same set of questions to President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Both candidates share their views on Social Security,

For more information about voting during the pandemic, there are regular updates on the New Hampshire Secretary of State's website. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office is launching a new voter hotline to help people register to vote and request absentee ballots. The move was made because the state anticipates many more people voting absentee because of concerns about COVID-19. Deputy Secretary of Stat

New Hampshire started allowing outdoor nursing-home visits in June but now is permitting indoor visits again. (Borya/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Long-term care facilities in New Hampshire are starting to allow in-person visits again. While nursing homes have reduced their COVID-19 infection rates, close to 80% of the deaths New Hampshire has seen from the coronavirus have been among residents of long-term care facilities --

More than 110 people have passed away from COVID-19 in New Hampshire, with close to 80% of deaths occurring in long-term care facilities, such as Bellamy Fields. All 19 new deaths announced on Wednesday were long-term care residents. (Bellamy Fields Website)

CONCORD, N.H. - Nearly 80% of people dying from COVID-19 in New Hampshire lived in long-term care facilities - the highest share of these deaths of any state, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data. New Hampshire Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette explained at a Wednesday press briefing that

Gov. Chris Sununu announced on Apr. 14 that New Hampshire will pay an additional $300 a week to long-term care workers at Medicaid-funded facilities including nursing homes, day programs for people with disabilities, and other home-care services during the COVID-19 crisis. (Gov. Chris Sununu/ Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Chris Sununu is giving Medicaid-funded long-term care workers at nursing homes and in home care a $300 weekly pay boost during the COVID-19 crisis - reportedly the first stipend of its kind in the country. Sununu is also increasing testing for the more than six thousand worker

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

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