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Report: Without more housing and child care, employers won’t find workers
09-09-2023 10:10 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

When adjusted for inflation, the average hourly wage in New Hampshire over the last 12 months is lower than it was in 2021. For every unemployed person, there are more than three unfilled jobs, due in part to limited affordable housing and child care....


Child advocate has lawmakers rethinking abuse, neglect placements
09-09-2023 10:09 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

It looks certain that New Hampshire lawmakers will introduce legislation this week that would tighten the state’s ability to place neglected and abused children in institutional settings when their own homes are unsafe.The inspiration? A pair of...


NH puts off vote on adding conservative PragerU to alternative school curriculum
08-11-2023 2:30 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The New Hampshire State Board of Education tabled a proposal Thursday that would allow public school students to take a financial literacy course from PragerU, a conservative media organization, amid strong pushback from educators.In a voice vote, the...


Commission to study state-run cannabis retail model moves ahead
08-11-2023 1:12 PM

By ETHAN DeWITT

New Hampshire lawmakers and stakeholders will explore a state-run approach to legalizing retail cannabis in the coming months, after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill creating a study commission.  House Bill 611, signed into law Tuesday, establishes a...


How New Hampshire’s trail workers make hiking possible 
08-03-2023 10:28 AM

By AMANDA PIRANI

This summer, millions of tourists will make their mark on the thousands of miles of trails New Hampshire has to offer. What they may not know is that hundreds of mostly volunteer trail workers around the state make their hiking adventures...


New Hampshire students are learning faster than in 2019, helping close COVID learning gap
07-31-2023 8:16 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire students are learning at a faster pace in 2023 than in 2019, new figures suggest — an indication that schools and teachers are beginning to turn around learning loss from COVID-19.Data from the New Hampshire Student Assessment System...


Sununu won’t run again. Republicans lining up for his job.
07-19-2023 10:23 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.Gov. Chris Sununu announced Wednesday via Twitter that he will not seek a historic fifth term.“Public service should never be a career, and the time is right for another...


Court: Dartmouth can use $3.8 million gift differently than donor required
07-14-2023 9:51 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bul New Hampshire Bulletin.Dartmouth College can repurpose money a deceased alumnus left for the “sole purpose” of maintaining the school’s golf course to support other “golf-related”...


Data, not desire, will decide whether NH extends food assistance to kids
07-12-2023 5:23 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Forty-four states have gotten approval from the federal government to extend a program that helped lower-income families afford groceries for their children during the pandemic. The money began as a replacement for free- and reduced-price school meals...


NH, hospitals resolve mental health boarding lawsuit
07-12-2023 5:22 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state announced Wednesday morning that it will not challenge a federal court order giving it until May 2024 to stop holding people it’s trying to hospitalize for emergency psychiatric care in emergency rooms for days, even weeks. The Department of...


$63,000 to make Claremont, other NH communities more ‘livable’ for 50-and-older crowd
07-08-2023 8:21 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS 

This year, the Claremont Opera House prioritized getting kids back to the theater after the pandemic kept them away by hosting field trips, giving them free tickets to shows and holding no-cost activities every Friday morning. Now it’s turning its...


Sununu vetoes eating disorder bill after upheaval at national organization
07-05-2023 9:47 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.It was a simple idea: a bill requiring the National Eating Disorders Association helpline to be added to New Hampshire student identification cards.But in the months since House...


NH Electric Cooperative announces rate decrease starting Aug. 1
07-05-2023 9:17 AM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will see a rate cut later this summer, as approved by the board of directors this week.The new co-op power rate will be 11.42 cents per kilowatt hour, starting Aug. 1.Typical members who use 500...


Sununu signs bill raising charitable gaming bet limits
07-05-2023 9:13 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a wide-ranging bill last week that expands how much people in the state can spend at charitable gaming casinos.Senate Bill 120 allows people to spend up to $50 per individual wager in a game of chance, such as poker,...


Competency-based learning standard for NH schools takes center stage in rules debate
07-01-2023 10:37 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.At the Parker-Varney School in Manchester, grades are not part of the curriculum. “Mastery” is.Students work their way through individual concepts, like long division or the...


As New Hampshire considers cannabis legalization, economic justice fades from view
06-18-2023 6:58 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR and ETHAN DEWITT

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.It was 2011 when Devin Alexander was arrested for possessing marijuana. He was a senior in high school, and almost instantly his plans to join the U.S. Air Force went up in...


Summer may bring lower electric rates, but clean energy advocates say seesaw will continue
06-18-2023 6:52 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.The new default electric service rate proposed by Unitil could be a positive indicator for all New Hampshire ratepayers this summer.Filed with the Public Utilities Commission on...


How do PFAS interact with lake food webs? Dartmouth researchers to find out this summer
06-13-2023 5:27 PM

By AMANDA PIRANI

This summer, Dartmouth College scientists will be studying six New Hampshire lakes to learn more about PFAS in lake food webs. The study “will examine PFAS movement from lake sediment and water to fish and other organisms,” according to the project...


NH declares smoke advisory due to Nova Scotia wildfires
05-31-2023 9:28 AM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.The state Department of Environmental Services is issuing an elevated particle air pollution advisory for Tuesday afternoon through Friday, citing wildfires in Canada.Central and...


Amid the budget back and forth, fate of NH’s most vulnerable hangs in the balance
05-16-2023 2:13 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Gov. Chris Sununu sent the House a budget in February that upped spending significantly over his last one, with a notable increase for Medicaid beneficiaries and other vulnerable populations that advocates say aren’t getting the services they need.The...

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