Amanda Pirani

Amanda Pirani

Amanda was a newsroom intern with the New Hampshire Bulletin. She previously worked as a news editor for The New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire’s student-run newspaper. While there, she reported on campus affairs, politics, and public health. A New Hampshire native, Amanda has learned to appreciate the unique political culture of her home state and brings experience from political campaigns. She plans to continue her degree in political science as a rising junior at the University of Michigan.

Where to celebrate Juneteenth in New Hampshire this year

By: - June 16, 2023

According to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday in June of 2021 but was celebrated by people across the United States long before then. The celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was […]

How do PFAS interact with lake food webs? Dartmouth researchers to find out this summer.

By: - June 13, 2023

This summer, Dartmouth scientists will be studying six New Hampshire lakes to learn more about PFAS in lake food webs. The study “will examine PFAS movement from lake sediment and water to fish and other organisms,” according to the project proposal.  Research will build upon recent studies in New Hampshire lakes that detected PFAS in […]

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Lawmakers balk at Medicaid direct certification despite push by anti-hunger advocates

By: - June 8, 2023

Senate lawmakers Wednesday voted 13-11 against a floor amendment to the budget that would have required the state to enroll in Medicaid direct certification as a pilot program, a move that disappointed advocates. As a compromise to Senate Republicans, the direct certification amendment would have applied only to municipalities in which Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]

Students may see more civics education next year

By: - June 6, 2023

A new state civics textbook is one step closer to reaching the desks of New Hampshire students after the Senate Finance Committee approved a budget provision of $1 million last week for its creation.  The provision would fund the Commission on New Hampshire Civics, which would contract with outside experts to develop the textbook content. […]

Budget provision aims to ease staff constraints in county nursing homes 

By: - May 29, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee voted in favor of a budget amendment last Monday that would provide licensed nursing assistants reimbursement for their certification program to become a medication nursing assistant.  According to Sen. Howard Pearl, a Loudon Republican who introduced the amendment, MNA certification would play an important role in easing the workload of nurses […]

Bill establishing committee to study out-of-state waste headed to governor’s desk 

By: - May 24, 2023

A bill to study the amount of out-of-state waste entering the Granite State will now head to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk after passing both the House and Senate by a voice vote.  Last Thursday, the House passed Senate Bill 159, which will establish a committee to investigate the relationship between out-of-state solid waste and unlimited […]