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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - NH: Family/Father Issues

Cyber bullies don't take a summer break, and parents can help kids reduce their risks by limiting screen time. (Home of Fixers/Flckr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – It once happened mostly in schoolyards, but now bullies also launch their attacks on the Web - and those attacks can intensify during the summer break. Traci Belanger is a licensed mental health clinician in New England. She says with one click, information can go to hundr

Family Resource Centers' programs reach about 25,000 New Hampshire residents a year. (D Mosher/Flickr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - As summer rapidly approaches, kids can find plenty to do at Family Resource Centers all across the state, which also provide opportunities for parents who want to get started on getting their high school equivalency diploma. There are 18 Family Resource Centers in New Hampshire a

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

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

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

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

New Hampshire ranks sixth in the nation for graduation rates, but a new report says the state could do even better by graduating more students with disabilities. (Eevenson/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - As New Hampshire students take pride in earning their high school diplomas, a new report ranks the state in the top 10 for graduation rates. New Hampshire ranks sixth in the U.S. in the new report, Building a Grad Nation. Lead author and senior education adviser Jennifer DePaoli

Barbara Van Dahlen, the national founder of Change Direction, will be at the State House along with Gov. Maggie Hassen and the congressional delegation to launch Change Direction NH. (Change Direction)

CONCORD, N.H. - First Lady Michelle Obama was among the first supporters of a new approach to mental health called Change Direction, and now the Granite State is becoming the first in the nation to launch a statewide effort. Doctor Bill Gunn is director of Primary Care Behavioral Health at the NH

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