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Senate debates 2-year $13 billion state budget

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate was deep into debate Thursday over a two-year $13 billion state budget that Democrats praised as responsible and responsive to pressing problems and Republicans criticized as an unsustainable affront to taxpayers. Democratic Sen. Lou ...

Authorities identify 3 bodies linked to suspected killer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For nearly two decades, four suspected victims of serial killer Terry Peder Rasmussen remained unidentified — only decomposed bodies found in two barrels. But on Thursday, authorities were able to name three of them. The state attorney general’s office confirmed one ...

House passes bill prohibiting discrimination in schools

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill aimed at better protecting New Hampshire students from discrimination has been sent to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. The House voted 211-141 in favor of the bill Wednesday. It had passed the state Senate in March. It would prohibit discrimination against students ...

House passes amended minimum wage bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire would re-establish and raise its minimum wage under a bill passed by the House. The state currently relies on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, the lowest in New England. The bill approved Wednesday on a vote of 209-139 would set the minimum wage ...

Mount Washington is setting for observatory-railway storm

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mount Washington, home to some of the world’s worst weather, is the setting for a brewing storm between its summit weather observatory and a tourist railway over passenger fees and 19th century property rights. The Mount Washington Observatory atop the Northeast’s ...

Bill to independently investigate harassment claims passes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Legislature is one step closer to holding independent investigations into sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers. Currently, complaints are reported to the House or Senate chiefs of staff. Under a bill the House passed on Wednesday, complaints ...

Frontier Airlines to suspend New Hampshire-Orlando route

Eds: APNewsNow. Corrects that suspension begins July 6, not June 6. PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Frontier Airlines says it will suspend its service to Orlando, Florida, from Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, starting next month. Seacoastonline.com reports airport director Paul Brean ...

Scouts come to the rescue of 2 fishermen on remote lake

Two brothers whose canoes capsized on a remote lake in Maine say a crew of fast-thinking Boy Scouts from New Hampshire helped save their lives. Michael Fiori, 67, of Brunswick, Maine, said he was shivering after more than an hour in the 50-degree Fahrenheit (10-degree Celsius) water when the ...

Exeter alumni demand more from school over sex abuse claims

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent New Hampshire prep school has failed to deliver promised reforms after a slew of complaints accusing staff members of sexual misconduct that dated back decades, an alumni group alleged. The Phillips Exeter Alumni for Truth and Healing told The Associated ...

New Hampshire child didn’t have measles, but vaccine reax

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire public health officials say additional testing suggests a child initially diagnosed with measles actually had a rare reaction to a vaccine that resembled a real measles virus infection. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a news ...

UNH, Eversource, Durham partner on emergency power plan

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire, Eversource and the town of Durham have formed a partnership to plan a clean energy project to help make sure power isn’t interrupted in cases of extreme weather. The Oyster River Clean Innovation Project proposes an interconnected ...

Gun control legislation passes New Hampshire Senate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three bills aimed at preventing gun violence have cleared the state Senate. The Senate on Thursday passed bills imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm, requiring background checks for commercial gun sales, and enabling school boards to ...

Senate approves compromise redistricting commission bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to remove partisanship from the process of redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts is closer to becoming law. Both the Democratically-controlled House and Senate have passed similar bills to create a 15-member independent commission to redraw ...

Beware of changing conditions in White Mountain Natl Forest

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — White Mountain National Forest officials are reminding visitors to be prepared for slippery rocks, spring melt-off and high stream crossing levels this Memorial Day weekend. Officials say be sure to check weather conditions for the area that you’re planning to visit. ...

New Hampshire honoring its fallen law enforcement officers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is honoring its fallen law enforcement officers. Gov. Chris Sununu was participating Friday in the 27th annual memorial ceremony in Concord. The ceremony is organized by the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Association and held each year ...

Team of over 20 rescuers helps injured hiker

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — A team of over 20 rescuers has come to the aid of 17-year-old girl who suffered a leg injury while hiking at New Hampshire’s Monadnock State Park. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conservation officers said the teen began hiking in the Jaffrey park about 4:30 ...

Team of over 20 rescuers helps injured hiker

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — A team of over 20 rescuers has come to the aid of a 17-year-old girl who suffered a leg injury while hiking at New Hampshire’s Monadnock State Park. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conservation officers said the teen began hiking in the Jaffrey park about 4:30 ...

Most northern ATV trails won’t be open for Memorial Day

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Late winter snow and heavy spring rain has delayed the opening of all-terrain vehicle trails in much of northern New Hampshire, which usually happens Memorial Day weekend. Wet and cooler-than-average spring weather has delayed snow melt in several areas, the state’s ...

Company offers to rehire worker who lost job over free lunch

CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — A company has offered to rehire a school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free . Bonnie Kimball said she was fired March 28 by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan. She told the student ...

Recreational cod fishing could restart, barely, in Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — The recreational fishery for a species of fish that has experienced population collapse in recent history could reopen. Recreational fishing for Atlantic cod has not been allowed in the Gulf of Maine recently due to concerns about the decline in the fish’s population. But the ...