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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - NH: Consumer Issues

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

Opponents of the American Health Care Act staged a

CONCORD, N.H. – Opponents of the latest version of "Trumpcare" staged what they referred to as a "die-in" on Wednesday outside the office of Gov. Chris Sununu. The protest coincided with the governor's scheduled meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Linda Rhodes, c

Members of the Senate Finance Committee take up the New Hampshire budget Monday at the State House. The House failed to pass its budget bill last week. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate is now in the driver's seat with a hearing Monday on the state budget, following last week's failure in the House to come to agreement on a budget bill. Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord sits on the Senate Finance Committee, meeting Monday afternoon. He says the fir

A couple of utility scams are making the rounds at record levels across the nation, and consumers in New Hampshire need to beware. (UIowa/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N. H. – It's called the "Shut-off Swindle," and consumer advocates say it has reached record levels this winter, including preying on some utility customers in New Hampshire. The scam comes in a couple of variations, according to Stephanye Schuyler, a volunteer fraud-fighter with AAR

New England tribal and peace activists raised money in Concord this week to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and prevent water contamination. (E. Zulaski)

CONCORD, N.H. – While the Dakota Access Pipeline is being built thousands of miles away, tribal and social justice activists in New England have been busy this week, organizing and raising funds to protect the water supply from contamination. Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck with the Mattakeeset

A new poll finds the vast majority of Granite Staters support the current smoke-free law and even more don't want to see it changed. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new poll found strong support for the Granite State's smoke-free law, and even greater opposition to a pending measure that would repeal key elements of it. Backers of a new bill, HB 279, said it's all about property rights; that's why they want the state to roll back the d

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