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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...


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...


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...


How a golf lover’s $3.8 million gift to Dartmouth turned into a yearslong legal dispute
04-18-2023 8:35 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Several years before his death in 2002, at age 88, Robert T. Keeler drew up a will to make his intentions clear. His wife and family were his primary beneficiaries. Also on the list were his secretary and housekeeper, a church, seminary, and medical...


Sununu’s sweeping licensing overhaul could fail with both parties
03-28-2023 5:58 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Republican and Democratic budget writers in the House are moving to reject nearly all of the controversial and sweeping professional licensing changes Gov. Chris Sununu is seeking. This includes maintaining 31 of the 34 licenses he wants to eliminate,...


‘We’re teetering on the edge.’ Are Medicaid rates making it harder to age at home?
03-26-2023 9:13 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

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...

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