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Editor’s Notebook: Into the blurry ‘after’

“With the coronavirus still spreading rapidly in much of the world and mass vaccination campaigns slow and unequal, experts say the illness will most likely become an ever-present threat.” So reported the New York Times...
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High court rules against state in ’emergency room boarding’ case

The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the state’s argument that with a shortage of psychiatric beds, it can hold people in emergency rooms indefinitely, against their will, after finding them in...
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$1.5 billion in federal relief headed to New Hampshire

This story was updated May 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. with a statement from the governor's office that was sent after deadline. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed in March is bringing at least...
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More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to states, cities, counties

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House...

Commentary: The filibuster needs to be reformed

The will of the voters is being thwarted. Elections are losing their meaning. And democracy is being mocked before our very eyes.  Not by mythical voter fraud or conspiracy, but by Senate Rule 22 –...
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Unemployment in a pandemic is stressful – even before the overpayment notices

The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security recently announced it was dropping its effort to collect $25 million in unemployment “overpayments” from 8,000 people who did not, upon review, qualify for benefits. But those overpayment...
A lead pipe in a New Jersey home

Commentary: Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the nation

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan includes a proposal to upgrade the U.S. drinking water distribution system by removing and replacing dangerous lead pipes. As a geochemist and environmental health researcher who has studied the...
Manchester School District headquarters

Manchester takes an expansive view of COVID-era summer learning

It’s the summer of freedom, the first step in the return to normalcy. But for many New Hampshire schools, the warmer months of 2021 present a new challenge: a rush on summer school programs.  Parents...
Cori Bush testifies

‘Every day, Black women die because the system denies our humanity’

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was pregnant with her first child, Zion, she saw a sign in her doctor’s office encouraging her to speak up about anything unusual she was...
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Senator says arguments against law requiring rear-facing car seats for kids under 2 ‘not...

New Hampshire senators are divided over whether to require rear-facing car seats for children under 2 years old. While some are pushing for a study on the issue before making the requirement law, others...

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