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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2018 


President Trump’s lawyer due in court today. Also on our rundown: HUD Secretary Ben Carson proposes raising the rent on low-income families; plus we will look at efforts to address addiction in Ohio: what’s working, and what’s not.

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More than 19,000 people received free tax-filing help from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in New Hampshire last year. (Chris Potter/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. — Granite Staters have just over 40 days before the state and federal tax-filing deadline, and free tax preparation services are available for those who cannot afford to pay a professional or don't want to go it alone. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program provides tax filing as

The proposed Northern Pass transmission line would include towers up to 155 feet tall. (Seregei/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — The application to construct Northern Pass, a major electric transmission line project, has been rejected. New Hampshire's seven-member Site Evaluation Committee voted unanimously to deny the application. The committee said the project developers had not shown that the propos

The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program promotes advocacy on quality-of-life issues among older adults. (Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – An annual program is looking for folks who can carry the torch on issues that will help create better lives for Granite Staters as they age. The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program, now in its seventh year, provides training in advocacy and community leadership skills to

Curbing LGBTQ youth suicide is a major goal of support organizations and some doctors in the Granite State.<br />(PICCSR/flckr).

EXETER, N.H. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Granite Staters between the ages of 10 and 34. And efforts are under way to curb the problem for LGBTQ youth, who the Centers for Disease Control reports are three times more likely to contemplate taking their own lives. Dr. Bo

Hurricane Irma hit as a Category 4 storm in Florida, and many Granite Staters want to offer help but are being cautioned to check out a charity before they give. (NOAA)

CONCORD, N.H. – As Floridians struggle to cope with the devastation from Hurricane Irma, Granite Staters are being warned not to fall for scammers who want to prey on people’s desire to help. It is uncharted territory, two major hurricanes – Harvey and Irma – hitting the Un

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

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