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Allison Winter

Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the States Newsroom network, which includes the New Hampshire Bulletin.

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U.S. Senate Republicans again block debate on voting rights legislation

By: - October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Republicans blocked the advance of voting rights legislation Wednesday for the second time this year, thwarting again Democrats’ attempts to pass federal protections for voters amid a slew of new state elections laws.  “When we are faced with a coordinated effort across our country to limit the freedom to vote, we […]

Indigenous students load loaves of bread into a wheelbarrow outside of a bakery in 1880

A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools

By: - July 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Native American children traveled on trains, thousands of miles from their homes, to Pennsylvania’s Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many had been forcibly taken from their parents and communities.  Once there, they had to hand over their belongings, put on uniforms, cut off their braids, adopt […]