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Local commentary

E-cigarettes threaten NH’s young lungs

By DAN FORTIN

The Oxford dictionary has designated the word vape – “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device,” – as … Full story    
Updated 5 hours ago

Learning from FITN summit

By JILL QUEENAN

Across New Hampshire, downtown areas are blossoming with magnetic, public destinations that create a strong sense of place and reflect the diverse communities that surround … Full story    
Updated 5 hours ago

Keeping children safe from abuse takes vigilance

It is a privilege for all of us at the Granite State Children’s Alliance to be a part of the Child Advocacy Center movement and … Full story    
Updated 5 hours ago

State shouldn’t sanction kickbacks

There are many policy issues that consume our elected officials today, but considerable attention is paid to identifying ways to lessen the burden on businesses … Full story    
Updated 5 hours ago

Democrats’ political stunt hurts trafficking victims

A recent Telegraph guest commentary (“Playing politics with human trafficking victims,” April 9) grossly mischaracterized Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s position on a bipartisan human trafficking bill … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Fix our corrupt political system

On Wednesday, I did what every responsible citizen does on April 15: pay my taxes. On Saturday, I’ll march in protest. I do not protest … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Modernizing visa system would help nation’s economy

When I retired after a career in the U.S. Marines, I wanted to find a way to continue to meaningfully contribute. So, I searched for … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2015

NH voter ID law imperils privacy

Since the House vote on the state budget, significant attention has rightly been paid to decisions by the Republican majority to cut funding to social … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

NH energy deal is badly flawed

New Hampshire is on the cusp of something big and it all starts with our energy choices. We’ve seen the facts: burning dirty coal is … Full story    
Published:  April 14, 2015

NH should support access to oral chemotherapy

“He was urgent, pragmatic and insistent.” So begins the description of Dr. Sidney Farber in Ken Burn’s three-part documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, … Full story    
Published:  April 13, 2015

Child protection in NH has come a long way

While recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month, we in New Hampshire can rest assured that our state has the appropriate statutes and that law enforcement is … Full story    
Published:  April 12, 2015

Disgracing citizenship

In 2012, on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against this country, 2,500 immigrants stood on the floor of the TD Garden in … Full story    
Published:  April 12, 2015

Bill to increase screening for lead poisoning would help state’s children

Each year, more than 1,000 Granite State children test positive with dangerous levels of lead in their blood. That’s at least 1,000 new cases of … Full story    
Published:  April 9, 2015

Ayotte politicizing trafficking issue

In 2007, I led the effort to establish a commission to study and make recommendations on addressing human trafficking in New Hampshire. From that commission’s … Full story    
Published:  April 9, 2015

NH doesn’t need poll tax

The League of Women Voters New Hampshire was founded 95 years ago by women who fought to secure the vote for women. LWVNH, a nonpartisan … Full story    
Published:  April 6, 2015

Cuts have real consequences

The debate raging in Concord goes far beyond balancing the budget. The privilege of governing necessarily requires an appreciation of life’s fragility and a recognition … Full story    
Published:  April 6, 2015

My rights and your beliefs

I am a writer. Words are important to me. I get annoyed – even angry – when they are hijacked and strung into phrases that … Full story    
Published:  April 5, 2015

Budget is a twisted tale

The House Republican budget is a twisted tale of broken promises. It breaks its word to voters, to taxpayers, to employers and employees, to the … Full story    
Published:  April 5, 2015

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