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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...


NH House passes bill to ban gender-affirming care for minors, sending bill to Senate
01-08-2024 4:24 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The New Hampshire House passed a bill to ban gender-affirming procedures for minors Thursday, in a 199-175 vote that edges the bill closer to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk.House Bill 619 would prohibit a doctor or other health care professional from...


Should hospital guards carry guns? State hospital an outlier in saying yes.
01-08-2024 4:21 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

November’s fatal shootings of an unarmed security officer and former patient inside the state psychiatric hospital could lead to a major policy change that most other hospitals in the state have considered and rejected: armed security guards. In...


NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.
01-06-2024 4:37 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House passed a bill that would make registering to vote an online experience. House Bill 463 would allow the Secretary of State’s Office to create an online election information portal that would let new voters register...


Amid overdose crisis, NH debates over two bail statutes and a death-resulting drug case
12-08-2023 4:25 AM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

It was July 29, 2022, when prosecutors allege Cody Frye drove 15 minutes from Maine into New Hampshire to deliver drugs to a man in Conway. About 36 hours later, the man, a restaurant worker, was found dead of fentanyl intoxication. Frye, 30, the...


Bipartisan pair of NH lawmakers want to tighten background checks on gun purchases
12-07-2023 1:58 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Two of the House’s most ardent gun legislation advocates – a Republican who’s fought for gun rights and a Democrat who has advocated for gun control — are partnering on a bill that would add certain mental health records to background checks for...


Together, New England College and hospitals aim to tackle nursing vacancies
12-06-2023 10:51 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state’s health care industry had to get creative after the pandemic exacerbated pre-existing workforce shortages, doubling the vacancy rate for nurses and LNAs between 2019 and 2022, according to the New Hampshire Hospital Association.Employers...


NH facing class-action lawsuit over in-home care for older and disabled residents
12-05-2023 4:34 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Until last week, the Department of Health and Human Services was facing a lawsuit from two people who said the state had put them at severe risk of entering a nursing home by providing them less in-home care than it had deemed necessary. In one case,...


NH Executive Council Republicans again reject family planning contracts
11-30-2023 6:30 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

For the fifth time in three years, the four Republicans on the Executive Council voted Wednesday to reject contracts with three organizations that had provided the majority of the state’s low-cost basic reproductive health care, such as cancer...


In sweeping order, court holds NH school funding model is unconstitutionally low
11-21-2023 2:58 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire is sending too little state money to its public schools and is violating the state’s constitution, a superior court judge ruled Monday, in a groundbreaking decision that could significantly change education funding and require the state...


Federal program to encourage universal school meals sees low NH take-up 
10-04-2023 6:39 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The program is designed around a simple tradeoff. A public school with a sufficient percentage of low-income students agrees to provide free school meals for all students. In return, it receives additional funds from the U.S. Department of...


‘Bigger than before’: New Hampshire Black Lives Matter chapters merge 
10-03-2023 8:18 AM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

The state’s three Black Lives Matter chapters are merging to form a single statewide nonprofit: Black Lives Matter New Hampshire.The consolidation, leaders say, will allow the organization to build its collective power, as well as boost organizing and...


Report: Without more housing and child care, employers won’t find workers
09-09-2023 10:10 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

When adjusted for inflation, the average hourly wage in New Hampshire over the last 12 months is lower than it was in 2021. For every unemployed person, there are more than three unfilled jobs, due in part to limited affordable housing and child care....

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