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Commentary: Legislature looks at gun deaths across nation, says: ‘We need...

The news is so pervasive, it makes you not want to turn on the TV or look online at all: There’s been another shooting....

Lawmakers debate proposal to change funding for energy-efficiency programs

A proposal to change the funding mechanism for energy-efficiency programs was hotly contested in testimony before lawmakers on Monday. Some who spoke before the Senate...

Commentary: It’s time revoke law enforcement’s status as a ‘super constituent’

The most powerful player in electoral politics is the constituent, or so we are led to believe by every elected official ever.  Ask a state...

State prepares for federal funding to boost broadband access

Kara Toms had never worried about having high-speed internet in her Meriden home, but when the pandemic hit, her teenage children suddenly depended on...

Pandemic fight, ‘personal liberty’ collide in state legislatures

Rep. Tim Lang introduced his “immunization freedom” bill in 2019, before COVID-19, to end a state requirement that foster parents be vaccinated against the...

Secretary of State hosts controversial briefing on federal legislation to expand...

This story was updated April 21, 2021 at 9 p.m. The Secretary of State’s Office held a briefing on Wednesday for state election officials about...

Some schools struggle to meet mandate on in-person learning

When Seacoast Charter School in Portsmouth opened its doors for the school year last fall, there was little in the way of hard guidelines...

Vaccination of minority populations continues to lag

When Clifton West learned that there was a surplus of vaccines in Strafford County, he promptly went into fire-drill mode. He made calls, sent...

What would a new Department of Energy mean for New Hampshire?

A proposal to create a new Department of Energy would be a major overhaul of how energy policy is made and regulated in New...

Support for closing Sununu Center stops at jail as an alternative

State lawmakers and juvenile advocates have long wanted to close the Sununu Youth Services Center, believing a youth detention facility is the wrong place...

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