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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - NH: Consumer Issues

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

Veterans in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine fare better than in many other states because of a good number of veteran-owned small businesses and no taxes on military retiree pensions. (Georgia Tech)

CONCORD, N.H. – While Memorial Day was a day to honor military veterans, barbecue, shop for sales, or maybe take a motorcycle ride, some vets are having a hard time making ends meet while others in New England states are doing much better. According to a new report by Wallethub, Maine, New H

Experts say even the most savvy people can be tricked by tax scams that threaten arrest or other legal action. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. — With the end of tax season approaching, officials are warning Granite Staters to be cautious of suspicious phone calls. The Attorney General's office said it has received about 100 complaints related to Internal Revenue Service scams in the past week. Senior Assistant Attorne

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