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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - NH: Budget Policy & Priorities

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, 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

In August 2017, emergency boarding for those having a mental-health crisis in New Hampshire reached a record high, when 72 individuals were waiting for treatment and beds. (Pexels/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's suicide-prevention programs report more people are coming forward to share stories about measures that helped save their lives. One such group is Headrest, a suicide-prevention hotline that began in 1971. Executive director Cameron Ford said the 24-hour crisis

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is rising in Democratic primary states Iowa and New Hampshire, ranking second and third, respectively, in the most recent polls. (Pete for America website)

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Mayor of South Bend, Ind., and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released his veterans plan on Monday in New Hampshire, and appealed directly to Vietnam veterans. An Iraq war veteran himself, Buttigieg went off script during his address at the Rochester Opera

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

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

In 2018, an estimated 800 million gallons of combined sewage overflow was discharged into the Merrimack River. (Wikimedia Commons)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Has the city of Manchester been pumping raw sewage into the Merrimack River because of heavy rains this spring? That question won't be officially answered until next year, when the city is required to file a public report. Yet just 35 miles south, the wastewater treatment p

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