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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Andrew says the state recorded more than 500 opioid overdose deaths in 2016. (Kay Andrew)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New England is in the grips of an opioid drug epidemic, and a medical examiner who's been on the job for two decades says it's hard to separate accidental overdoses from cases of suicide. Dr. Thomas Andrew has spent much of his medical career calling attention to the issue. He sa

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

More addiction counselors and better coordination of care are two goals for those on the front lines fighting the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire. (Rotellam1 via wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – New England is grappling with a major opioid epidemic, and those trying to help are working to coordinate efforts all across the granite state. Dr. Molly Rossignol, an addiction medicine specialist in Concord, said that while the treatment landscape is changing and providers

Local mental health advocates plan an expo for service members, veterans and their families. They says there is a big gap in New Hampshire, because it is the only state without a military base. (NAMI)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire ranks in the top 10 in the nation as home to the most veterans, but it is also the only state that does not have a military base to help provide veteran services. Annette Carbonneau, director of Adult and Family Programs with the National Alliance on Mental Illn

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

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

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