Parental bill of rights narrowly fails in NH House, but debate isn’t over yet

BY: - March 22, 2023

The New Hampshire House on Wednesday voted down an effort to require educators to tell inquiring parents whether their child had made any changes to their pronouns at school – or face jail time. But the chamber left open the possibility of revisiting the issue when a similar Senate bill crosses over to the House […]

‘We’re teetering on the edge.’ Are Medicaid rates making it harder to age at home?

BY: - March 22, 2023

Instead of living in nursing facilities, nearly 3,800 Granite Staters are in their own homes and communities thanks to the help they receive with basic needs like bathing, transferring from a wheelchair to bed, managing medications, making meals, and getting to medical appointments. Approximately 600 of them risk losing that care in July if the […]

Schools battle learning loss as federal funding nears expiration date

BY: - December 1, 2022

When COVID-19 first appeared, it didn’t take long for school teachers and administrators to recognize a coming crisis. A temporary emergency order by Gov. Chris Sununu in March 2020 required that all public schools move to remote instruction and shutter their doors. Teachers and parents scrambled to adjust to a new virtual teaching environment on […]

With state aging rapidly, communities see opportunities to become more ‘age-friendly’ 

BY: - November 30, 2022

This summer, the town of Newport intends to turn a vacant lot into a $60,000 dog park and community garden. Goffstown launched a road show to teach residents how to reduce housing costs with a recent state law allowing second homes on their property. Dover is improving walking routes to public transportation. Dog parks, gardens, […]

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New Hampshire charter school enrollment increases 14% in past year

BY: - November 25, 2022

Enrollment in New Hampshire’s public charter schools grew 13.89 percent over the last school year, according to new figures released by the Department of Education, even as enrollment in public schools dropped overall.  The department reported there were 4,912 students enrolled in the state’s 28 charter schools as of the start of the 2022 -2023 […]

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Pollsters: Over-50 voters will loom large in state’s midterm elections

BY: - October 12, 2022

Party affiliation, education level, and gender will all influence election results next month. A pair of pollsters said Wednesday voter age will too, especially those over 50, whom they predict will represent more than 60 percent of the midterm turnout.  “That’s who candidates should be focused on,” said Bob Ward of Fabrizio Ward, a national […]

Gov. Chris Sununu addresses fellow Republicans at a unity breakfast following the 2022 primary, Sept. 15, 2022.

As Republicans pivot to general election, Sununu makes plea: Stick to the economy

BY: - September 16, 2022

It was the bear hug that buried the hatchet.  Moments after Gen. Don Bolduc’s speech urging unity among Republicans he leapt off the stage and beelined to a surprised Gov. Chris Sununu who engulfed him in an embrace, just weeks after the two had descended to name calling.  Thursday morning’s Republican Unity Breakfast saw rivals […]

House lawmakers meet in Representatives' Hall for Veto Day

‘Largest energy relief package ever’ becomes law, as governor’s vetoes sustained

BY: and - September 16, 2022

With energy costs skyrocketing, Gov. Chris Sununu signed what he called the state’s largest energy relief package ever into law Thursday, hours after it passed the Legislature. The move came as lawmakers met for the state’s veto day, leaving all of the governor’s vetoes intact.  Funded through the state’s general fund, the energy bill could […]

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As Sununu endorses Morse for U.S. Senate, analysts ask: Will it matter?

BY: and - September 9, 2022

This story was updated on Sept. 9 at 7:26 a.m. to add a response from Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc’s political director, Jimmy Thompson and on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. to correct Steve Duprey’s length of time as chair of the state Republican party.  Gov. Chris Sununu endorsed Senate President Chuck Morse for U.S. Senate […]

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How to apply for school lunch assistance in New Hampshire

BY: - August 29, 2022

This story was updated on Aug. 30 at 10:46 a.m. to indicate that the universal school meals program is no longer operating, but that eligible families have a 30-day rollover period as classes start to continue receiving meal assistance as they submit an application.  School is starting this week for many New Hampshire families, and […]


Bill would increase data privacy protections – and make businesses change how they handle data

BY: - August 29, 2022

Data privacy in the U.S. is, in many ways, a legal void. While there are limited protections for health and financial data, the cradle of the world’s largest tech companies, like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Meta (Facebook), lacks any comprehensive federal data privacy law. This leaves U.S. citizens with minimal data privacy protections compared with […]

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Four states – including N.H. – win federal grants to expand affordable high-speed internet

BY: - June 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday announced the first state awards will go to Virginia, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and West Virginia in a massive federal effort to bring affordable, high-speed internet to all American homes and businesses.  Projects in the four states are the first to receive funding as part of a $10 […]