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Border with Canada to remain closed for at least a month

New Hampshire’s border with Canada will be closed for at least another month, a Canadian official said Friday, citing discussions with his U.S. counterparts. “In...
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Wording of survey question on 24-week abortion ban criticized

The UNH Survey Center’s Granite State Poll, which lawmakers cite as an indicator of public opinion, included a question in Thursday’s survey about the...
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Republican lawmakers push absentee ballot analysis bill to next session

A proposal requiring analysis of absentee ballot requests died during legislative negotiations Thursday as lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on the measure. Republican...
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Cyberattack on New Hampshire school district illustrates growing threat to states and localities

WASHINGTON — In October 2019, officials at a small western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands.  The Sunapee...
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House, Senate Republicans agree on budget policy bill

After hours of negotiations during sessions throughout the week, Republican leaders in the House and Senate have agreed on House Bill 2 – the...
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House refuses to support Medicaid dental benefits

During the Senate’s nine-hour public hearing on the budget last month, two things dominated the testimony: opposition to divisive concepts and support for Medicaid...
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House agrees to Senate plan for closing Sununu Youth Services Center

The state Senate prevailed Wednesday in pushing back the House’s closing plan for the Sununu Youth Services Center, giving the state until March 1,...
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Citing unintended consequences of legislation, lawmakers kill intimate image bill

Lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to set aside a bill that intended to make sending unwanted intimate images a crime. Negotiations on a proposed amendment...
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Bill moving state primary date to August headed for governor’s desk

Lawmakers have approved a proposal to move the state primary date to the first week of August in a compromise between negotiators from the...
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Senate reaches compromise with House Republicans on abortion funding

House Republicans got a restriction on abortion funding back into the state budget Tuesday, but it is so scaled back it will likely impose...

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