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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump fixer Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: higher smoking rates causing some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - NH: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

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

Protesters were part of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' visit to Concord. They say dismantling the Affordable Care Act will make it harder to fight opioid abuse. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was greeted by protesters in Concord, where he spoke with law enforcement agencies about the opioid crisis. Outside the federal courthouse, healthcare, recovery and criminal justice reform advocates carried signs that read "Healthcare is a Hu

Carrie Duran of Wolfeboro says she relies on Medicaid expansion to stay healthy so she can care for her children. (Carrie Duran)

CONCORD, N.H. – A House committee will hear testimony on a bill that would reauthorize New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion program. Rebecca Woitkowski, the early childhood policy coordinator for the advocacy organization New Futures Kids Count, says the expansion plays an integral role in the

Harm-reduction strategies such as safe injection spaces can reduce overdose deaths. (PhotoLizM/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – President Donald Trump is calling for tough law-enforcement measures to fight the opioid epidemic – measures drug policy reform advocates say simply don't work. Speaking at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire on Monday, Trump called for the death penalty for m

New Hampshire leads the nation in overdose deaths per capita from the opioid known as fentanyl. (stubs.org)

CONCORD, N.H. — More than 142,000 Americans had so-called "despair deaths" in 2016 - meaning from drugs, alcohol or suicide. But prevention specialists continue making inroads with families and communities to spot the warning signs and offer resources. In New Hampshire, the National Alliance

In 2016 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses, a 21 percent increase over 2015. (rebcenter-moscow/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Drug overdose deaths are increasing rapidly in the United States, and New Hampshire is near top of the list. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide in 2016, a 21 percent increase over 2015. A

President Trump's

CONCORD, N.H. – President Trump is on vacation at his golf club in New Jersey Tuesday, but his comments that surfaced last week labeling New Hampshire a "drug den" have not been forgotten. Trump made the remarks back in January during a call with the president of Mexico according to leaked W

Opponents of the American Health Care Act staged a

CONCORD, N.H. – Opponents of the latest version of "Trumpcare" staged what they referred to as a "die-in" on Wednesday outside the office of Gov. Chris Sununu. The protest coincided with the governor's scheduled meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Linda Rhodes, c

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