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Roving patrols, culture shock, and scorpions: NH soldiers arrive in Texas
04-09-2024 3:52 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The 15 New Hampshire National Guard soldiers who arrived in Texas on Thursday to assist with border control were warned about safety risks. Many were not what you’d expect: vipers, ticks, filth flies, mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus, and...

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Lawmakers advance bill allowing landlords to evict at end of lease
04-07-2024 5:01 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

In July 2004, a national real estate company attempted to end a lease with one of its Nashua tenants. They did not explain the decision, but they gave her six weeks to leave.The tenant, Kasha Dziewisz, refused. She had paid rent on time and had not...


States rush to combat AI threat to elections
04-03-2024 6:00 PM

By ZACHARY ROTH

This year’s presidential election will be the first since generative AI — a form of artificial intelligence that can create new content, including images, audio, and video — became widely available. That’s raising fears that millions of voters could...


Slain state hospital security officer was unarmed. State moves to change that.
04-02-2024 3:42 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state is moving forward with what would be a significant change at New Hampshire Hospital: armed private security guards. The move is a response to the November fatal shooting of state hospital security officer Bradley Haas, who was unarmed in the...


Congresswoman Annie Kuster won't seek reelection
03-27-2024 11:50 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster will not run for reelection this year, she announced Wednesday morning, ending a 12-year congressional career and creating a rare open race for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.Kuster, a Democrat from...


House takes up bevy of bills related to free speech in schools
03-25-2024 3:38 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Since the mask debates of COVID-19, New Hampshire schools have become fervent battlegrounds for ideological debates around race, sexuality, and gender identity. And last Thursday’s House session was no exception. Over a series of floor votes,...


NH House passes bill barring trans girls from middle school, high school girls’ sports teams
03-22-2024 10:15 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The New Hampshire House approved a bill to bar transgender girls from participating in female sports teams in K-12 schools and public colleges and universities, in a 189-182 vote that drew criticism from LGBTQ+ rights groups.House Bill 1205 would...


Department of Education blocks key data in audit of education freedom accounts
03-20-2024 3:40 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

As New Hampshire’s education freedom accounts program has grown in scope, some lawmakers have pushed to scrutinize it. In 2022, the Legislature passed a bill requiring an audit of the way the Department of Education is administering the program, and...


A guide to New Hampshire’s new data privacy rights
03-12-2024 5:00 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire residents will soon have broader controls over how their data is used by businesses in the state, after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a sweeping bill into law last week.Senate Bill 255, which takes effect in January 2025, allows New Hampshire...


Lawmakers back several bills benefiting charities, casinos
03-11-2024 4:11 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Lawmakers moved forward last week with bills that would mean significant changes for casino owners and the charities their gaming revenue supports. One would revise rules for gambling tournaments.Here’s the breakdown as the House and Senate near their...


‘They’re not go-karts’: NH snowmobile fatalities prompt safety warnings
03-03-2024 2:38 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

The last two weeks in New Hampshire’s North Country have been marked by at least a dozen snowmobile accidents, two of which have been fatal. Officials say while overall the accident numbers aren’t anything out of the norm this year, the deaths are....


Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems
02-21-2024 4:16 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...


The promises and the pitfalls: Seven years of Sununu’s speeches, reviewed
02-14-2024 4:03 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

When Gov. Chris Sununu climbs the well before the New Hampshire House of Representatives Thursday to deliver his State of the State address, he’ll likely talk up “the New Hampshire way” of governing.He’ll make toasts to the state’s “economic...


House passes bill that could make public records requests costly
02-06-2024 5:49 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Requests for public documents, such as those that unearthed the shady sale of public land in Webster, N.H., and over-inflated taxes in Nashua, could become pricey under a bill that cleared the House on Thursday, but will go before lawmakers again next...


Abortion, circumcision, workforce among focus areas in new round of health care legislation
01-28-2024 10:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Among the nearly 1,030 bills New Hampshire lawmakers are expected to take up this year, dozens relate to health policy and practices, from workforce growth and insurance coverage to abortion. Some bills, such as one that would ban abortions at 15...


DHHS orders NH pharmacies to dispense new opioid reversal medication
01-26-2024 3:14 AM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services has issued a standing order to all pharmacies in the state to dispense nalmefene, a new overdose reversal medication.Nalmefene can be used like naloxone, or Narcan, to reverse overdoses as they are...


With Sununu’s support, NH lawmakers pursue mandatory minimums for drug crimes
01-17-2024 3:27 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

As Gov. Chris Sununu and New Hampshire State Police threw their support behind two bills that would add mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related crimes, opponents testified that such policies don’t deter drug use or sales, or reduce...


NH aims to measure overall health of fishers through Wildlife Restoration Program funding
01-15-2024 12:58 AM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

A carnivorous, forest-dwelling animal commonly found throughout New Hampshire is the focus of a more than $2 million project funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.The state’s Fish and Game Department is slated to partner with the University of...


NH House declines to make expanded Medicaid permanent
01-11-2024 5:26 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

House Republicans rejected legislation Thursday that would have permanently continued the state’s expanded Medicaid program, which provides nearly 57,000 low-income Granite Staters health insurance. The 191-183 vote on Senate Bill 253 leaves the...


When El Niño and climate change collide: What it means for a New Hampshire winter
01-11-2024 4:30 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

The Granite State may have been pummeled by a good ol’ snowstorm on Sunday, but the 50-degree temperatures, rain, and flooding emergencies that followed a few days later were quick reminders that winters here are changing. This year specifically has a...


NH Attorney General’s Office sends cease-and-desist letter to DNC in defense of primary
01-09-2024 4:53 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

An assertion by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that the Jan. 23 New Hampshire Democratic primary is “meaningless” has sparked a sharp response from the Attorney General’s Office, which sent a cease-and-desist letter to the national party...

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