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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...

Commentary: I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids

When Charlie, a 10-year-old boy, came in for his first visit, he didn’t look at me or my colleague. Angry and crying, he insisted...

Tourism rebounds even as pandemic persists

By September, Melissa and Nick Kielbania of Ipswich, Massachusetts, needed a vacation. Their three kids were home, attending school remotely, and their jobs –...

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...

With no state mask mandate, it’s decision time for businesses

This story was updated April 19, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.  Shortly after Gov. Chris Sununu announced the end of the state’s mask mandate, The Common...

Pause extended for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said...

Why are children who need mental health care still ending up...

During their three-day wait in an emergency room with an 11-year-old son in a psychiatric crisis, a couple watched an agitated adult patient pace...

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