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Closure of Sununu Youth Services Center behind schedule

BY: - April 14, 2022

The state appears likely to miss the Legislature’s March 2023 deadline to close the 144-bed Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester – and is behind on its plans for a smaller alternative that emphasizes treatment and support over incarceration. Lawmakers are struggling to find consensus over how big the new facility should be and who […]

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Senate kills measure requiring public notice ahead of immigration checkpoints

BY: - April 14, 2022

The Senate killed a measure to provide public notice ahead of immigration checkpoints in a 14-10 vote along party lines Thursday. House Bill 579 would have required local law enforcement to inform the public when they learned that a federal agency planned to conduct an immigration checkpoint in the state. The bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. […]

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Advocates, courts work to fix ‘dangerous’ flaw in involuntary emergency admissions process

BY: - April 14, 2022

A dire shortage of treatment beds has kept people suffering a mental health crisis languishing in emergency rooms for days and weeks without access to treatment. Mental health advocates say it’s had another serious consequence: the premature release of people held against their will for safety reasons. They are optimistic the state’s new approach to […]

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Sununu opposes bill to prohibit short-term rental bans: ‘You’re going down the wrong path’

BY: - April 13, 2022

Lawmakers are considering a bill to bar towns from prohibiting short-term rentals, but Gov. Chris Sununu is not currently on board. At a press conference Wednesday, Sununu expressed general opposition to the legislation, Senate Bill 249, which would prohibit municipalities from adopting ordinances that ban short-term rentals. The bill would allow towns and cities to […]


Senate committee suggests compromise on ivermectin legislation

BY: - April 13, 2022

The House has passed two bills this session that would make ivermectin, which is not approved for treating COVID-19, more easily available for people who place such faith in it they are ordering it from other countries. The chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee appears to be looking for a compromise that […]

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Senate poised to pass voter registration assistance for students with disabilities

BY: - April 13, 2022

The Senate is set to pass a bill on Thursday aimed at helping students with disabilities register to vote. House Bill 1594 proposes to do that by including voter registration in a student’s plan of study for those students who are already following an individualized education program. Rep. Mark Paige, an Exeter Democrat and the […]

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Young organizers seek a seat at the table to help shape state’s climate policies

BY: - April 13, 2022

This article was updated at 9:17 a.m. on April 13, 2022 to reflect that Ben Doyle is a student at Portsmouth High School. When Loreley Godfrey testifies before the New Hampshire Legislature, she is the youngest person in the room by far.  Policies set today impact the climate Godfrey, 17, and other student organizers will […]

Wildfire season reaches New Hampshire

BY: - April 12, 2022

A 4.6 acre fire that burned in Strafford in late March is among the largest of several fires rangers have responded to so far this spring. It’s unlikely to be the last. Spring is an active wildfire season, when some of the largest fires can burn across the state, and the season is just getting […]

‘Sitting on a time bomb’: Mobile home residents at risk in red-hot housing market

BY: - April 12, 2022

WASHINGTON – Jon Zang walks his dog several times a day in his mobile home community in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. It’s quiet, as most of his neighbors are at work. But he often wonders how many more walks he and his bulldog mix, Ladybug, will have down the streets of the place he’s called […]

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Group based in Massachusetts launches online guide to abortion access in New England

BY: - April 12, 2022

A Massachusetts-based reproductive rights group has launched an online guide to abortion access in New England, citing threats to abortion access including New Hampshire’s new 24-week ban. Reproductive Equity Now, formerly NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Foundation, lists eight abortion providers in New Hampshire, how many weeks into a pregnancy they’ll terminate, and what to know about […]

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AG’s Office argues bill would hinder public protection in the name of personal privacy

BY: - April 12, 2022

A “sham” breast cancer charity had to pay donors nearly $5,800 in restitution following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. That investigation also led to a court order prohibiting the founders from creating or working at any breast cancer-related organization for 10 years.  Access to the names of the organization’s leaders and donors was critical […]

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New Hampshire median home price hits $440,000 in March, up from $300,000 in 2019

BY: - April 11, 2022

The median price for a new home in New Hampshire continues to skyrocket, hitting a record $440,000 in March, according to the latest monthly snapshot from the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.  The $440,000 median sale price is up 20.5 percent from the same period last year, according to the association. Townhouse-condo properties hit a […]