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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - NH: Consumer

People looking for purebred puppies, including Pomeranians, are being targeted by scam online ads.   (Youngthousands/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. -- People trying to buy purebred puppies and kittens online should beware of a scam that's already hit half a dozen New Hampshirites in the past few months. Ads online promise big discounts on hard-to-find or expensive breeds. They insist on using a mobile payment app such as Zelle an

New Hampshire renters could face a wave of evictions once the moratorium ends this summer. (I-Frontier/iStockPhotos)

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Sununu administration is expected to release a plan as soon as Thursday to prevent evictions, and housing advocates are hoping for a robust rental assistance program and more. The moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis will end within a few weeks unless it is exten

More than 110 people have passed away from COVID-19 in New Hampshire, with close to 80% of deaths occurring in long-term care facilities, such as Bellamy Fields. All 19 new deaths announced on Wednesday were long-term care residents. (Bellamy Fields Website)

CONCORD, N.H. - Nearly 80% of people dying from COVID-19 in New Hampshire lived in long-term care facilities - the highest share of these deaths of any state, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data. New Hampshire Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette explained at a Wednesday press briefing that

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

According to a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Hampshire high school students vape more than teens anywhere else in the country. (Ethan Parsa/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire bill advocating a moratorium on e-cigarettes is facing a big vote this week. House Bill 124 on Thursday is having a subcommittee work session, and next Tuesday, an executive session will recommend whether it should get voted on in the legislature or die. According

Sen. Jean Shaheen, D-N.H., says dark money is making the work of Congress much more difficult. (Office of Sen. Shaheen)

CONCORD, N.H. -- As the tenth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision approaches, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said the nation's "broken" campaign-finance system has stopped Congress from fixing the issue of surprise medical billing. As Shaheen recalled, lawmakers had been

When this year's sales figures are tallied, Christmas tree prices are expected to be about 4% higher than last year. They rose 5% in 2018. (Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Even though the crop for Christmas trees was good this year, prices still went up a bit in New Hampshire and Vermont. Weather this year was better for Christmas tree harvesting than last year, which helped farmers sell more trees to retailers. But according to Jim Horst, execut

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