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Republicans say no to DNC primary demands

BY: - December 5, 2022

New Hampshire Republican leaders said they won’t comply with demands a key Democratic National Committee panel outlined Friday as a condition of allowing the state to go second in the next Democratic presidential primary. Republican leaders said New Hampshire will preserve its long-held tradition of holding the nation’s first presidential primary – even if that […]

Here’s when drug prices will start to decrease for Medicare recipients

BY: - December 5, 2022

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the monthly cap for insulin went toward insulin pumps. Starting next month, a $35 cap on insulin prices will go into effect for millions of Medicare recipients. The lower pricing is one of the first of several policy measures Americans will see in the coming months […]

As New Hampshire vows to hold first primary, the consequences could be steep

BY: - December 5, 2022

When a key panel of the Democratic National Committee voted Friday for South Carolina to hold the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, members also voted for New Hampshire to share a second primary date with Nevada.  But then came the fine print. In order to earn that second place position, the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended, […]

Democrats move to strip New Hampshire of first in the nation primary after day-long discussion

BY: - December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in South Carolina would go first in picking Democratic presidential nominees, followed by Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and Michigan if their states go along with a proposal a key Democratic National Committee panel approved Friday. The Rules and Bylaws Committee’s nearly unanimous voice vote proposes moving the Democratic primary’s earliest election date […]

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Hospitals managing a new surge: kids with RSV

BY: - December 2, 2022

A year ago, it was adults sick with COVID-19 who filled intensive care units, many requiring oxygen or full intubation. Now beds are increasingly occupied by children who are so sick with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, they too require ICU-level care. All eight of the state’s pediatric ICU beds are full, and there are […]

A record-setting number of women will serve in state legislatures in 2023

BY: - December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — A record number of women will soon serve in state legislatures, breaking the previous cap of female lawmakers by at least 69 seats and bringing total representation to more than 32%, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. New Hampshire is contributing to those numbers, with half of the state’s 24 […]

Second in the nation? White House proposes bumping New Hampshire primary, angering state Democrats

BY: - December 1, 2022

New Hampshire Democrats received a jolt Thursday evening after Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said the White House will propose that South Carolina be the first presidential primary – and New Hampshire be bumped to second place.  Shaheen said she had spoken to the White House that evening and learned that President Joe Biden preferred that South […]

DNC committee to vote on New Hampshire primary position

BY: - December 1, 2022

A key panel of Democrats in Washington, D.C. will vote this week on which states should lead the presidential primary calendar – and whether New Hampshire should remain first.  On Friday and Saturday, the powerful Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee is scheduled to meet to discuss the recommended lineup of states […]

Assistant DHHS commissioner makes pitch for interim post

BY: - December 1, 2022

The person who’s been serving as deputy commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services for two years is in line for the top job – temporarily. Lori Weaver, a 20-year veteran of the department, made her case to the Executive Council Thursday to finish the remaining year of outgoing Commissioner Lori Shibinette’s term […]

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 […]

Two communities find a cure for medical debt: pandemic stimulus funds

BY: - December 1, 2022

Local governments in Ohio and Illinois are using American Rescue Plan Act money to relieve residents struggling with medical debt by partnering with an organization that buys debt and wipes the slate clean for debtors.  It’s a strategy advocates say could be duplicated across the country to help erase a multibillion-dollar problem. On Nov. 9, […]

Updated fees for Cannon approved for 2022-2023 ski season

BY: - November 30, 2022

Same-day adult lift tickets for Cannon will increase by $5 for both adults and seniors this ski season, after approval this month from a key legislative committee. The new rates were approved after lawmakers pushed back on initial plans by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for bigger increases for seniors, residents, and state […]