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PNS Daily News - May 29, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: Germany’s leader notes a disconnect with the United States; remembering the fallen and those left behind on a Memorial Day; and a look at passenger’s rights as summer air travel season kicks into gear.

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Public News Service - NH: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

With the Democratic National Convention kicking off today, advocates say both political parties are ignoring a major problem in New Hampshire and the nation: that of childhood poverty. (Qqqqqq via wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – The Democratic National Convention kicks off today and advocates are concerned, because they say both parties are missing out on addressing a major problem in New Hampshire and the nation – child poverty. Amy Ireland Bourgault, director of New Hampshire Kids Count, says

As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, members of the New England Farmers Union say transparent labeling is in the best interest of both farmers and consumers. Courtesy: NEFU.

CONCORD, N.H. – It already passed the U.S. House, but there is no stopping the debate over whether the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act really does inform New England consumers about GMO food. Kate Snyder, director of membership and programs with the New England Farmers Union, says it's ha

A delegation of Granite Staters traveled to Washington last week to drum up support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Included was a visit with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who supports the plan. Courtesy: K. Roert

CONCORD, N.H. - It's no secret Congress has a budget battle brewing, and Granite Staters including a local brewer just delivered a message to lawmakers, don't mess with the Clean Power Plan. Peter Egelston, president of Smuttynose Brewery, was a member of the delegation that traveled to the nation

Outreach efforts are underway in the Granite State to make sure kids don't go hungry this summer. The state ranked 32nd in access to free summer food sites in a new Food Research and Action Center report. Credit: Phil Grandmaison.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – As the school year draws to a close, the Granite State is getting an average grade when it comes to making sure kids don't go hungry during the summer months. Henry Harris, community outreach director with Southern New Hampshire Services, says his group sponsored more than

PHOTO: Organizers say the

CONCORD, N.H. - Organizers say it's a chance for New Hampshire residents to send a message to the State House, and that they're tired of a rigged system that favors the wealthy and big corporations. The idea behind the "We Rise" national day of action is to put people and the planet first, said Kar

PHOTO: Ellen Read says she pushed hard in Newmarket, N.H., to get the town council to take up a resolution against the Citizens United decision. Photo credit: Ellen Read

LYME, N.H. – At annual town meetings across New Hampshire this week, citizens are voting on resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizens United that has allowed billions of dollars from special interests to flow into election campa

GRAPHIC: Black Friday, the kickoff of holiday shopping, encroached on Thanksgiving this year, with major retailers starting their sales on Thursday. One antidote to galloping consumerism is Giving Tuesday.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Black Friday started on Thursday this year, with major retailers moving up their holiday sales kickoffs to Thanksgiving Day. In response, last year the Hashtag Giving Tuesday movement sprang up, aimed at making the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday a day of givin

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make a pit stop in New Hampshire today as part of a national effort called "Drive to End Hunger." The race star parks at the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester, which is collaborating with AARP New Hampshire (AARP-NH)

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