The second annual report from the Office of the Child Advocate highlighted progress New Hampshire has made in the two years since the office was created and recommends areas where further improvement is needed.
CONCORD — A new Department of Education fiscal analysis of the proposed $46 million public charter school grant concludes that a sharp drop in traditional school enrollment over the next decade will be driven mainly by demographic trends rather than students leaving public schools.
CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu has kicked off the 2020 legislative session as he ended the last, vetoing a bipartisan, net metering bill he warned would raise electric rates by “hundreds of millions of dollars.”
AUGUSTA, Maine -- By just one vote on Thursday, the Maine Senate overrode Gov. Janet Mills' veto of a measure to legalize sports betting in the state after it was allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2018 decision, leaving it a House vote away from approval.
CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu announced Tuesday that hospitals in Manchester and Nashua will assume the “Doorway” functions of the state’s opioid response plan, stripping the responsibility from the Granite Pathways organization.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Democratic Party's effort to choose an election challenger to Donald Trump got off to a chaotic start in Iowa, with officials blaming "inconsistencies" for an indefinite delay in the state's caucus results and the president gloating over his rivals' misfortune.
CONCORD — A former staffer with the State Employees Association won the first round of her gender bias and sexual harassment federal lawsuit that alleges SEA President Rich Gulla made “many sexually inappropriate jokes and references to every female person in the office.”
CONCORD — Merrimack County officials need to launch an internal investigation into the drunken driving of Sheriff Scott Hilliard with an eye on placing him on a statewide list of problem police officers, according to Attorney General Gordon MacDonald.
DES MOINES, Iowa — With Sen. Bernie Sanders gaining traction, his rivals for the presidential nomination and other top Democrats have begun aggressive efforts to slow the favorite of the party’s progressive wing, fearing he may become unstoppable and cost Democrats their shot at retaking the…
CONCORD — With his widow and former police colleagues looking on, the state Senate paid tribute to slain Brentwood Officer Stephen Arkell on Thursday, passing a bill naming a section of Route 125 in his honor.
CONCORD — The Legislature is still in its first month but both chambers have already embraced what’s likely to become a repeat veto fight with Gov. Chris Sununu over raising the state’s minimum wage for the first time in 13 years.
CONCORD — Surviving family members and elected officials evoked tragic losses from accident scenes in Randolph and Bow in their support of tougher criminal penalties for harming others while driving impaired.
Gov. Chris Sununu signed an executive order to create a new Council for Thriving Children and outlined using a $26.8 million federal grant that will help craft a comprehensive strategy to address early childhood struggles.
MANCHESTER — Two months after Gov. Chris Sununu shut down a residential drug-treatment program for teens in Manchester, the state is taking the unusual step of asking for input on how an upgraded facility for teens should operate.
CONCORD — Supporters of legalizing marijuana have shifted gears for the 2020 legislative session, pursuing a bill to permit adults to grow or possess pot while keeping it a crime to commercially sell the drug.
CONCORD — Chronic-pain patients pleaded with a state Senate committee this week to eliminate “pre-determined” limits on prescription opioids they said threaten to leave them in unrelenting agony and contemplating suicide.
CONCORD — At the suggestion of the same governor who thwarted their gun control efforts last session, Democrats have reintroduced identical legislation, which inflamed passions again Wednesday in its first hearing of the 2020 session.
CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu joined a potential 2020 election opponent in embracing a wholesale drug importation program that could deliver “safe, reliable and lower-cost drugs” from Canada to New Hampshire consumers.