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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election to fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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Public News Service - NH: Consumer Issues

Weir Tree Farms in New Hampshire was one of many Christmas tree farms affected by extreme weather this year. (Weir Tree Farms)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Shopping for a Christmas tree this year, you might have noticed they cost a little more in New England, and tree growers say this year's wild weather and climate change played a role. Some New Hampshire and Vermont tree farms weren't able to harvest their trees because of

Affordable Care Act plans must cover pre-existing conditions and 10 essential benefits. (TheShiv76/pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. - Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends this Saturday, but health-care advocates say federal cutbacks have reduced the number of Granite Staters signing up. The Trump administration cut the open-enrollment period in half, cut funding for publicizing t

Older workers can bring years of experience to a new job. (stevepb/pixabay)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Older workers can bring years of experience to a new job, and a job fair this Friday in Manchester can help match them with potential employers. New Hampshire has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and demand for labor is high. So, the New Hampshire Depar

Some insurance companies deny coverage for emergency room care if they decide the situation was not a true emergency. (paulbr75/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – As voters make their choices for the midterm election, a new poll finds most Americans are frustrated by the lack of transparency in medical care and prescription drug costs. Almost 90 percent of respondents to the survey said they want lawmakers to set aside partisan politic

In 2018, a government study reported that suicide rates rose nearly 50 percent in New Hampshire over a 17-year period. (Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire mental-health experts believe even one suicide in the state is too many, and that's why they're implementing the "Zero Suicide" program to reach those at risk. The program identifies suicide prevention as a core responsibility of health care, which means providing trai

Medicare supplemental plans cover prescriptions and services not covered by original Medicare. (Hayleybarcar/pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — Monday is the first day of the open-enrollment period for Medicare, and there's help for anyone signing up for the first time or making changes. With mailboxes filled with ads for prescription drug plans and supplemental coverage, picking the right Medicare plans can be confu

Gov. Chris Sununu signed the Medicaid expansion bill just last week, and it already faces new hurdles. (Office of Gov. Sununu)

CONCORD, N.H. — Last week, Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill to continue New Hampshire's Medicaid program for another five years, but it includes a new work requirement which may not be legal. On Friday, a similar policy failed the litmus test in Kentucky — the first state to attach a w

New Hampshire's popular motorcycle week continues through Father's Day. (Ray Cunningham)

WEIRS BEACH, N.H. – The oldest motorcycle rally in the world is taking place this week in New Hampshire. The Laconia Motorcycle Rally began in 1916. It missed seven years over the decades due to national and world events, but this year marks its 95th anniversary. One of the events that dre

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