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Consumer advocates are warning Granite Staters to steer clear of incoming phone calls claiming information is needed about a change in Medicare cards. (Marcello Casal Jr./Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a change intended to protect the personal information of Granite Staters, but scammers are playing on it to trick folks into revealing key information. The big change is that Medicare cards will no longer display the beneficiaries' Social Security numbers. Volunteer AA

Opponents of the American Health Care Act staged a

CONCORD, N.H. – Opponents of the latest version of "Trumpcare" staged what they referred to as a "die-in" on Wednesday outside the office of Gov. Chris Sununu. The protest coincided with the governor's scheduled meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Linda Rhodes, c

Members of the Senate Finance Committee take up the New Hampshire budget Monday at the State House. The House failed to pass its budget bill last week. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate is now in the driver's seat with a hearing Monday on the state budget, following last week's failure in the House to come to agreement on a budget bill. Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord sits on the Senate Finance Committee, meeting Monday afternoon. He says the fir

Chris and Bonnie Wade are among the more than 8,000 New Hampshire grandparents raising their grandkids, and they're looking for help from state lawmakers. (Courtesy of Wade Family)

CONCORD, N.H. — In a phenomenon driven largely by the opioid epidemic, more New Hampshire grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and they’re hoping state lawmakers will offer some help this legislative session. Chris Wade and his wife Bonnie are among the more-than 8,000 grandpa

A new poll finds the vast majority of Granite Staters support the current smoke-free law and even more don't want to see it changed. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new poll found strong support for the Granite State's smoke-free law, and even greater opposition to a pending measure that would repeal key elements of it. Backers of a new bill, HB 279, said it's all about property rights; that's why they want the state to roll back the d

Opponents of a measure to repeal the Granite State's concealed carry gun law say it would put public safety at risk. (Moms Demand Action NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – This is the legislative priority? That's what opponents of a measure to repeal the state's concealed carry gun law are asking as the measure appears ready to advance in the state Senate. The vote in the full Senate could come as early as next week, and Zandra Rice Hawkins,

More Granite State children had health insurance in 2015 compared to 2013. (Brian Brown/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire is a top tier state for ensuring that children have the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. A report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows between 2013 and 2015, the number of children without health insur

Local advocates have spotted a spike in two factors that can contribute to the risk of suicide for young people in the Granite State. It will be a major issue at next month's 13th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. (Miskatonic/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N. H. – It isn't a major jump, but mental-health professionals have detected a convergence in two key attitudes that can increase the risk of suicide for young New Hampshire residents. One of the tools suicide-prevention counselors use is the responses students give to surveys that a

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