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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, 20 million raised so far to pay court fees and fines for returning citizens to vote.

Public News Service - NH: Youth

CONCORD, N.H. - The Social Security Trust Fund just issued its required annual report, and local advocates say it contains good news for hundreds of thousands in the Granite State - and not just older folks. The report indicates there is plenty of time - at least 20 years - to figure out ways to ke

PHOTO: Jerry Reed says efforts like the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention forge public-private partnerships that provide prevention strategies for people of all ages.  Courtesy SPRC

BEDFORD, N.H. – Mental health professionals say suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults in New Hampshire, and they are gathering today (Friday) in Bedford for the 9th Annual State Suicide Prevention Conference to craft prevention strategies. Dr. Jerry Reed, director of

CONCORD, N.H. - In a nation that increasingly turns to the medicine cabinet for solutions, experts warn that unused medicines can be a source of trouble - and even suicide. Today is New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Day, and New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Tom Andrew says one step everyone c

PHOTO: As New Hampshire high school students get ready to return to class, some will have additional help to reach out to, if they feel depressed or at risk for suicide. Fellow students have been trained to get them to the help they need.

CONCORD, N.H. - In the county with the highest suicide rate in the state, many New Hampshire high school students will have someone to turn to if they feel depressed or suicidal this fall: specially trained fellow students. Stephen Brooks, the Kiwanis Club of Colebrook advisor, says most young peopl

PHOTO: Out of the frying pan and into the fire—the Supreme Court  just upheld the Affordable Care Act—but polls show many young people in New Hampshire and the nation are still concerned about retirement.

NASHUA, N.H. - Out of the frying pan and into the fire. The U.S. Supreme Court just upheld the Affordable Care Act, but polls show many young people in New Hampshire and across the nation still are concerned about planning ahead for retirement. Sarah Warner, MMP (Master of Public Policy) and execu

CONCORD, N.H. - The recent national release of the documentary film "Bully" has shone a spotlight on what many are calling a serious epidemic with children and youths - and groups in New Hampshire are working to raise awareness. bullying can lead to isolation and a drop in school grades and self-es

BERLIN, N.H. - The latest numbers show Coos County is grappling with the highest suicide rate in the state, and steps are being taken to cope by training more suicide-prevention volunteers. Ron Pelchat, a volunteer trainer with the North Country Suicide Prevention Coalition, says about 500 volunteer

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire lawmakers will consider bills both in the House and Senate that would give tax credits to businesses that contribute to private scholarship funds for pupils who attend private, religious or home schools. However, Jeff McLynch, executive director of the New Hampshire F

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