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PNS Daily News - June 28, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Public News Service - NH: Women's Issues

Advocates for affordable child care are holding forums - like this one in Manchester - with state legislators across New Hampshire. (Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy)

CONCORD, N.H. — The cost of child care is taking an ever-growing slice out of the family budgets of Granite State residents with young kids, and local advocates say the next state budget needs to do more to help them make ends meet. Child care currently takes up about a third of a New Hampsh

A new uSafeNH app will be available this fall to students at all 26 New Hampshire colleges and universities, offering guidance if they are victims of sexual assault. (M. Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. — In New Hampshire and around the country, one-in-five women will be sexually assaulted during her college career, according to local prevention advocates. A new mobile app will be available this fall to help women on all college campuses across the state. Students spend a lot

The Stand with Women Legislative Report Card went live on the web Tuesday. It examines lawmakers' votes on issues such as economic security and workplace flexibility. (Stand with Women campaign)

CONCORD, N.H. - It's a report card that examines Granite State lawmakers' roll call votes on issues such as economic security, health care access, reproductive rights and family-friendly workplaces. The report card was compiled by the Stand with Women campaign of the Granite State Progress Educat

A summit in Manchester will focus today on Social Security and Women and will feature experts from both parties talking about ways to update the program. (AARP-NH).

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Social Security often is called the bedrock of financial security for Granite Staters, and today a summit in Manchester will focus on its benefits for women. Todd Fahey, state director for AARP New Hampshire, says Social Security plays a key role in keeping older women out of po

Supporters of an anti-discrimination measure to protect pregnant women in New Hampshire workplaces say they're optimistic that SB 488 will pass. (Granite State Progress)<br />

CONCORD, N.H. - The goal is to allow Granite State women to remain in the workforce during pregnancy. A measure to provide them reasonable accommodations by local employers is headed this week to the full state Senate. Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director for the Granite State Progress Educatio

Devon Chaffee of ACLU of New Hampshire is giving Granite State lawmakers credit for holding the line on women's reproductive rights this legislative session. (ACLU of New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N. H. – Women's reproductive rights have been a major issue on the campaign trail and also at the New Hampshire State House this session. One person keeping track of the reproductive health bills is Devon Chaffee, executive director of ACLU New Hampshire. According to Chaffee, more

Low-wage workers were out in force at the GOP debate in Manchester of Saturday night, demanding a commitment from the candidates to back a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (SEA)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - They unfurled a huge banner that said "Come Get My Vote." Low-wage workers were out in force at Saturday night's GOP debate and, to get their vote, they say candidates need to back a $15 an hour minimum wage. Tyler Tufts is a 32-year-old single mom who earns $8 an hour working a

State Sen. Martha Fuller (D-Portsmouth) joins local moms at kickoff for World Breastfeeding Week in Concord: Courtesy: Granite State Progress Education Fund

CONCORD, N.H. - This is World Breastfeeding Week and legislation is pending in the Granite State that would increase protections for women to pump breast milk while they are on the job. State Senator Martha Fuller (D - Portsmouth) is a sponsor of a bill that would require employers provide reasona

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