Talia Heisey

Talia Heisey

Talia interned with the New Hampshire Bulletin during the summer of 2022. Previously, they worked as a general assignment reporting intern for VTDigger, writing stories on the environment, higher education, and public policy. A Massachusetts native, Talia started their career at UMass Amherst's student outlets, the Amherst Wire and the Massachusetts Daily Collegian; they are currently editor in chief of the former. They have also interned for the Framingham Source, DigBoston, and the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, and freelanced for Vice I-D.

Unemployment rate reaches record low 2%

By: - July 21, 2022

New Hampshire’s unemployment rate has reached a record low with only 2% of the labor force unemployed. This rate is also significantly lower than the national average unemployment rate of 3.6%.  Of the 764,620 people in New Hampshire’s labor force, only 15,540 are currently unemployed, according to Richard Lavers, deputy commissioner of New Hampshire Employment […]

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New law tightens requirements for lead testing in New Hampshire schools

By: - July 15, 2022

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law last week seeking to create a safer place for students by reducing their exposure to lead, a toxic heavy metal. Under the bill, House Bill 1421, daycares and K-12 public and private schools will now have to monitor the amount of lead in their drinking water and notify parents […]

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New law will require NH towns and cities to report cybersecurity attacks

By: - June 24, 2022

New Hampshire will soon have a better idea of the cybersecurity threats facing its municipalities and the state, after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law to mandate immediate reporting by all municipalities of cyber security attacks.  The bill, House Bill 1277, mandates towns and cities to report all occurrences of cybersecurity attacks to the state’s […]

Translation services now mandated at telehealth appointments

By: - June 23, 2022

A new law signed by Gov. Chris Sununu last Friday requires translation services be made available at telehealth appointments for limited English proficiency speakers and deaf or hard of hearing Granite Staters.  Under the new law, House Bill 1390, people who are deaf or hard of hearing could have an American Sign Language interpreter present […]

Spongy moth caterpillars descend on New Hampshire

By: - June 13, 2022

Eating everything it can find, the spongy moth caterpillar – formerly known as the gypsy moth caterpillar – may not notice the defoliation it’s causing. But state officials and researchers do and are preparing to track the caterpillars’ population boom across several counties this spring. The spongy month caterpillars, an invasive species, cause the large-scale […]