Ethan DeWitt

Ethan DeWitt

Ethan DeWitt is the New Hampshire Bulletin’s education reporter. Previously, he worked as the New Hampshire State House reporter for the Concord Monitor, covering the state, the Legislature, and the New Hampshire presidential primary. A Westmoreland native, Ethan started his career as the politics and health care reporter at the Keene Sentinel. Email: [email protected]

State urges schools, parents to take flu season seriously

By: - September 25, 2023

The days of COVID-19 remote learning are years in the past. But with flu season beginning and winter around the corner, New Hampshire officials are urging parents to be mindful of respiratory illnesses – including coronavirus. Last week, the New Hampshire Department of Education distributed a guidance document to schools for parents, teachers, and school […]

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Career readiness in New Hampshire schools boosts students’ hope, survey shows

By: - September 25, 2023

In New Hampshire schools, preparing students for future careers has become an increasing focus. But one organization argues the state needs to do more. A broad survey of Granite State students released last week suggests that career readiness programs and teaching can improve how engaged students are in their schools – and how “hopeful” they […]

New Hampshire state-run cannabis model would use franchise system

By: - September 22, 2023

If New Hampshire lawmakers pass the cannabis legalization bill preferred by Gov. Chris Sununu in 2024, the business model might look a little like McDonald’s. One large entity – the New Hampshire Liquor Commission – would oversee all the products, the marketing, and the layout of retail stores. But individual stores would be run by […]

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State approves body and dash camera funding for six local police departments

By: - September 19, 2023

Six New Hampshire police departments are set to receive the latest round of state funding to help buy body cameras and dashboard cameras, after the Executive Council approved the funds last week.  The approvals will help the departments in purchasing, maintaining, and replacing their body and dashboard cameras. The money can also be used to […]

Governor’s race 2024: Here’s where the four candidates stand on the issues

By: - September 19, 2023

This story was updated on Sept. 19 at 2:54 p.m. to correct Chuck Morse’s voting record on the 2022 changes to New Hampshire’s 24-week abortion ban.  The New Hampshire state primary is a year away, but the race to succeed Gov. Chris Sununu in the corner office is well underway. Four major candidates have emerged […]

State Board of Education approves PragerU financial literacy course

By: - September 14, 2023

This story was updated on Sept. 15 at 10:25 a.m. to correct the photo caption. The person testifying in favor of the PragerU financial literacy course is Jody Underwood.  The New Hampshire State Board of Education approved a financial literacy course from PragerU as part of the state’s Learn Everywhere program Thursday, overriding backlash from […]

Trump can run in NH primary despite Jan. 6 involvement, AG and secretary of state say

By: - September 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is clear to run as a candidate in New Hampshire’s presidential primary next year despite his involvement in the events leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the state attorney general and secretary of state asserted Wednesday. “There is no mention in New Hampshire state statute that a candidate in a national […]

Federal court strikes down remote voting lawsuit by House Democrats, again

By: - September 12, 2023

The U.S. District Court of New Hampshire has rejected the latest attempt by Democratic lawmakers to force the House of Representatives to allow remote voting, dealing another blow to a multi-year legal effort. In a decision Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Landya McCafferty granted the defendants – who included House Speaker Sherman Packard – a […]

Rebuffing Warmington, New Hampshire AG finds no legal issues with PragerU

By: - September 12, 2023

New Hampshire’s attorney general dismissed legal concerns Monday over the possible state approval of a financial literacy educational program from PragerU, a conservative media company. In a response to a legal objection raised by Democratic Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington over the potential inclusion of PragerU’s financial literacy class in New Hampshire’s Learn Everywhere program, the […]

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As NH prison population declines, parole violators make up bigger share

By: - September 11, 2023

More than a decade ago, a Democratic-majority New Hampshire Legislature passed a short-lived effort to reduce the number of people jailed for violating their parole.  Today, amid new data showing high proportions of parole violators behind bars, some lawmakers are considering revisiting that model. Back in 2010, New Hampshire had seen 20 years of stable, […]

As housing concerns rise, lawmakers revisit accessory dwelling units

By: - August 31, 2023

New Hampshire lawmakers are attempting a new way to increase housing in the state: expanding accessory dwelling units. The House Special Committee on Housing is rallying behind a bill that would require cities and towns to allow owners of single-family homes to build two accessory dwelling units on properties of a half acre or more. […]

New Hampshire AG ‘carefully reviewing’ challenge to Trump on ballot

By: - August 29, 2023

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is “carefully reviewing” the question of whether former President Donald Trump can run as a presidential candidate in the state, after one New Hampshire Republican argued that Trump’s role in encouraging the Jan. 6 protests that turned into an insurrection bars him from seeking office under the U.S. Constitution. […]