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PNS Daily Newscast - January 15, 2019 


Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, removed from all committee assignments in Congress. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Indiana among states working to fight food insecurity during the government shutdown; plus, nine years on, watchdogs still wait for reforms to Citizens United.

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Public News Service - NH: Youth Issues

Statistics show the annual age-adjusted suicide rate nationally is about 13 per 100,000 individuals, but more than 18 in New Hampshire. (pixabay-mohamedhassan)

CONCORD, N.H. – The stigma of mental illness often prevents families from discussing it, which sometimes can increase the chance of suicide. That's why the state's annual suicide prevention conference next week is titled, It's OK to Talk About It. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease

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

Customs Border Patrol checkpoints that have sprung up in New Hampshire are slowing traffic and alarming some people. (Chris Dag/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – Some New Hampshire residents and tourists hiking in the White Mountains or traveling on Concord Coach Lines say they're angry and worried after being confronted by U.S. Customs Border Patrol agents on recent holiday weekends. The checkpoints weren't at the Canadian border, bu

Starting next month, New Hampshire joins just over a dozen states that have laws or regulations against conversion therapy. (@tobysx70/Twenty20)

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Friday to end gender discrimination. He said discrimination of any kind "runs contrary to New Hampshire's 'Live Free or Die' spirit." Transgender people in the Granite State will soon be protected from discrimination in emplo

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

Depression, anxiety and self-harm can be early warning signs of a teen at risk of suicide. (TaniaVdB/Pixabay)

SEACOAST, N.H. – Two workshops offering training in teen suicide prevention are coming up next month in the Portsmouth area. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens in New Hampshire, after accidental death. Exeter Hospital is funding the workshops as part of a four-year init

Curbing LGBTQ youth suicide is a major goal of support organizations and some doctors in the Granite State.<br />(PICCSR/flckr).

EXETER, N.H. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Granite Staters between the ages of 10 and 34. And efforts are under way to curb the problem for LGBTQ youth, who the Centers for Disease Control reports are three times more likely to contemplate taking their own lives. Dr. Bo

Cyber bullies don't take a summer break, and parents can help kids reduce their risks by limiting screen time. (Home of Fixers/Flckr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – It once happened mostly in schoolyards, but now bullies also launch their attacks on the Web - and those attacks can intensify during the summer break. Traci Belanger is a licensed mental health clinician in New England. She says with one click, information can go to hundr

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