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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - NH: Consumer

According to AARP New Hampshire, the state has the second-highest median age in the country, making it a target for some types of online scams. (silviarita/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has received about 100 reports of people targeted by romance scams since January, which it says is a sharp uptick. The con has a consistent script – the scammer claims to be an American living overseas, which is why they can't

According to the Solar Energy Industries Assn., New Hampshire has almost 85 megawatts of solar power installed, but still gets less than 1 percent of its power from the sun. (Carl Attard/Pexels)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire solar energy industry received a major boost yesterday when the state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would expand the use of solar power. Senate Bill 159 increases the amount of electricity that public utilities must accept from private producers of s

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

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