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PNS Daily Newscast - July 28, 2017 


The stories on our rundown today: The stories on our rundown today: Senate efforts to reform health-care stand on the brink of collapse; the U.S. Justice Department says civil-rights law doesn’t protect gay and lesbian workers; and farms adapt to the high cost of doing business.

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Public News Service - NH: Urban Planning/Transportation

Residents of 14 southern New Hampshire towns and cities can give input on making their communities more livable for people of all ages. (Mike Clifford)

MANCHESTER, Mass. – It can be as simple as adding benches to a local park or bike lanes to make cyclists safer - several hundred thousand residents of southern New Hampshire are planning ways to make their communities more livable for citizens of all ages. Todd Fahey, state director at AARP

It is National Bike Month, and Granite Staters are gearing up for a number of events including National Bike to Work Day next week. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State is getting into gear for National Bike Month and local enthusiasts say there are plenty of benefits for those who decide to get involved. Bernie Fournier is a ride leader with the Granite State Wheelmen. He says from your personal health to the environment, there

As the White House Conference on Aging approaches, New Hampshire advocates say the nation needs to switch from a medical focus, to listening to what elders say the need to live independently. Credit: Mike Clifford

CONCORD, N.H. – It's time to re-evaluate the so-called silver tsunami and how to approach it, according to Barbara Salvatore, co-chair of Engaging New Hampshire. She's referring to the idea that aging baby boomers will come with an increase demand for senior services. Salvatore says the cu

PHOTO: New Hampshire beaches, say travel professionals, earn the Granit State a slice of a $180 billion dollar international tourism pie. The Obama administration is focused on bringing more international travelers to the United States to boost economic growth and produce jobs. Photo credit: MarkBuckawicki/Wikipedia.org

CONCORD, N.H. - President Obama used the long holiday weekend to put the focus on international travelers and the million-plus jobs those travelers support. Manny Witt, director, New England Tourism Center, Montreal, says the Granite State need not look far for its share of that economic impact, bec

CONCORD, N.H. - As Granite Staters head back to work after the Labor Day weekend, the weekend has been anything but "labor-free" for more than 1000 New Hampshire state employees. Crews have worked around the clock to restore roads and bridges throughout the state in the aftermath of tropical storm I

CONCORD, N.H. - Spring has sprung a lot earlier in New Hampshire this year, and with it an increased incidence of allergies, scientists say. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation maps out areas of the country where the effects of a changing climate could further increase the amount of p

Concord, NH - The recession is the driving force behind the decision for many Granite Staters to vacation in-state this summer, which means more vehicles on the road and an increased risk of accidents. Offering tips on safety and ways to stretch travel dollars are Steve Gratton, chief executive offi

Fasten your seat belts - it's going to be a bumpy day in the New Hampshire state Senate today. Among the many bills up for a vote is a newly-amended secondary seat belt bill, which is a primary concern for Joan Porter of Manchester. Porter testified to a senate panel last week that her sister was ki

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