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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - NH: Consumer Issues

Experts say even the most savvy people can be tricked by tax scams that threaten arrest or other legal action. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. — With the end of tax season approaching, officials are warning Granite Staters to be cautious of suspicious phone calls. The Attorney General's office said it has received about 100 complaints related to Internal Revenue Service scams in the past week. Senior Assistant Attorne

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

Hanover, N.H., residents will vote later this spring on a zoning amendment to allow large scale solar farms. (mrganso/Pixabay)

HANOVER, N.H. – With the federal government now promoting fossil fuels, cities and towns in New Hampshire and across the nation are leading the way to boost renewable energy. Last May, Hanover, New Hampshire, became the first municipality in the country to commit by community vote to achievi

Some email scams contain links that download malware onto a victim's computer, compromising sensitive personal information. (Christiaan Cohen/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - A new scam is making the rounds in New Hampshire, and law enforcement are urging Granite Staters to be on the lookout. A fraud alert warning has been issued by the Attorney General's office about an email purporting to be sent from the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles. Sen

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

President Trump has said he values the power of being unpredictable, but critics say that's a bad formula for managing health coverage. (Gage Skidmore/wiki).

CONCORD, N.H. – Uncertainty in the health insurance market can hit New Hampshire consumers in the pocketbook, and that's why local advocates say they are on "sabotage" watch over declared efforts by President Donald Trump to "let Obamacare fail." Apparently still angry over the failure of Re

All eyes are on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reveals the latest version of a Senate health-care plan today. (BreakingNews/Wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take the wraps off the latest version of the Republican Party’s health care plan Thursday, but consumer and senior groups in New Hampshire say it needs to be a major improvement over the last version. Todd Fahey, sta

Consumer advocates are warning Granite Staters to steer clear of incoming phone calls claiming information is needed about a change in Medicare cards. (Marcello Casal Jr./Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a change intended to protect the personal information of Granite Staters, but scammers are playing on it to trick folks into revealing key information. The big change is that Medicare cards will no longer display the beneficiaries' Social Security numbers. Volunteer AA

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