Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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Warnock projected to win in U.S. Senate race for Georgia; new report urges Governor-Elect to fix PA unemployment system; rising land prices pose challenges for VA farmers.

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The nation watches as votes are counted in the Senate runoff in Georgia, the House holds hearings in the lame-duck session, and Capitol Police Officers receive medals for their heroism on January 6.

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The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and if Oklahoma is calling to you, a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

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Around 21 million American children receive free or reduced-price lunch at school, but only half of them receive free breakfast despite being eligible, according to New Hampshire Hunger Solutions. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, December 5, 2022

Advocates Say Loss of Federal Funds Means NH Kids Go Hungry

Advocates for children say up to 7,000 students in New Hampshire public schools are going hungry following the rejection of a federal program for low-…

In New Hampshire, firearm deaths have climbed by 5.8% from 2015 to 2020, the 47th largest increase among states. According to the CDC, a total of 128 people died from firearm injuries in the state in 2020, up from 121 in 2015. (Adobe Stock)
Anti-LGBTQ+ Activity Surges; NH Groups Blame Political Rhetoric

Human-rights activists in New Hampshire say the growing number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills at the Statehouse is encouraging right-wing extremists to intimida…


New Hampshire Fish and Game officials says wild turkeys travel across four to five square miles during the year, although during the winter and nesting season, they often restrict their movements to within their restored habitats of 100-200 acres. (Adobe Stock)
Once Threatened, Wild Turkeys Now Thrive in New Hampshire

Turkey may be the star of Thanksgiving meals throughout the Granite State, but the wild turkey has become a focal point of new conservation efforts …

If you or a loved one has been targeted by a scam or fraud, help is available via the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360. Help is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time (Adobe Stock)
Lonely NH Elders More Vulnerable to Holiday Scams

Crime experts say the holidays offer scam artists another opportunity to prey upon people's giving nature, especially older adults living alone…


More than three million U.S. middle- and high-school students reported current use of any tobacco product in 2022, representing approximately one in six high-school students and one in 22 middle-school students. (Adobe Photo)
Experts: Teens Want to Talk About Risks of Vaping

Today marks the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, an effort meant to encourage those who smoke or vape to quit, especially younger …

A UNH Granite State Poll found 60% of Republicans support school vouchers, compared with 8% of Democrats and 42% of Independents. Only about 28% of
Election Outcome Could Bring Big Changes to NH Public Schools

Republicans in New Hampshire have already submitted bills to expand the eligibility requirements for the state's Education Freedom Accounts Program…


Surveys show the majority of people booked into New Hampshire county and city jails are unemployed, have little or no income and less than a high school education. But advocates for formerly incarcerated people say increasing civic engagement helps reduce recidivism. (Adobe Stock)
Voting After Incarceration: A Tough Stigma to Overcome

It is estimated more than four million Americans are ineligible to vote in their states due to a felony conviction. In New Hampshire the ban on …

Surveys of blind and low-vision voters following every presidential election since 2008 indicate that as many as one-third of poll workers don't know how to operate their location's accessible ballot-marking devices. (Adobe Photo)
'One4All' Accessible Voting in NH Expected to Grow

All polling places are required to have at least one accessible voting machine for federal elections, but as communities across New Hampshire age…


The expanded Child Tax Credit offered families between $300-$360 per month per child, which helped lift an estimated 3.7 million children out of poverty, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. (Adobe Stock)
A Push to Revive Child Tax Credit for Struggling NH Families

It has been almost a year since New Hampshire families received the last monthly Child Tax Credit payment of a few hundred dollars, and their …

In New Hampshire, a college student may vote either in the domicile they held before entering college, or the one they've established while attending college, and can show school electronic records to prove their residency. (Adobe Stock)
More Younger Voters Drawn to Local NH Elections

The midterm election will be the first since New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed one of the nation's strictest abortion bans, and voting rights …


According to a new AARP poll, rising electricity and food costs are the two biggest concerns for New Hampshire voters when they think about inflation. (Adobe Stock)
AARP Poll Reveals NH Voter Mindset Ahead of Midterms

With just a couple weeks before the midterm elections, a new study delves into the mindset of Granite State voters. The new polling, for AARP New …

The New Hampshire Insurance Department hosts its annual hearing on health insurance premium rates on Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UNH Law School in Concord, and online via webinar. (Adobe Photo)
NH Open Enrollment for ACA Insurance Begins Nov. 1

Nearly 77% of New Hampshire residents get their health insurance through an employer. This indicates strong economic conditions in the Granite State…


 

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