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Hassan, Cassidy introduce bills to increase maternal vaccination rates

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced two bipartisan bills to increase maternal vaccination rates and ensure that these vaccines are free of cost for Medicaid enrollees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee ...

EWG Action Fund recognizes Kuster and Pappas for perfect scores

Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congressman Chris Pappas are announcing their recognition by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund for their leadership on combating PFAS contamination. The EWG Action Fund last week released their report scoring every member of the U.S. House of ...

Hassan discusses strengthening North Country economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan discussed the importance of strengthening the North Country economy and expanding affordable housing during a virtual tour of PAK Solutions in Lancaster. PAK Solutions is a manufacturer and distributer of flexible packaging products and employs 87 ...

Delegation announces $557K to N.H. Community Loan Fund

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $557,000 in federal funding to the New ...

GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board to vote on increased education funding

CONCORD - The GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board discussed the relief options for public schools needing to fill funding gaps left by FEMA. After the meeting, Senate Finance Chair Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester), who also serves on the Governor’s Office for Economic Relief and Recovery ...

Invasive pest spotted lanternfly found in NH, Massachusetts

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An invasive pest considered to be a threat to a variety agricultural, ornamental, and hardwood crops was found at a New Hampshire nursery and in two towns in eastern Massachusetts this month. Two dead specimens of the spotted lanternfly were identified in Milford and ...

Pappas calls on Speaker Pelosi to introduce and pass COVID-19 relief bill

MANCHESTER - Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling on her to bring forward and pass a compromise COVID-19 relief package that provides direct support to small businesses, supports local law enforcement and public safety, bolsters our health care ...

Busy New Hampshire hiking trails prompts warning

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's hiking trails are packed and officials are urging people to be prepared when they venture onto the trails in the White Mountains and elsewhere as more calls have come in for help. "They're definitely on the increase," Lt. Adam Cheney of New Hampshire ...

NHTOA honors 2020 award winners

RUMNEY — Meeting under social-distancing protocols at the Wade A. Reed Family Logging garage in Rumney, N.H., the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) honored its 2020 award winners in a special ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, that had been delayed since May by the ...

Nursing homes to take over virus testing program for staff

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nursing homes in New Hamsphire will be in charge of testing their staff for the coronavirus starting next month. The state Department of Health and Human Services has been operating a surveillance testing program in long term care facilities, but in mid-October will ...

Shaheen highlights need for additional federal resources

MANCHESTER – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence in Concord. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, survivors of domestic and sexual violence have been among the most vulnerable populations due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing ...

Kuster-backed legislation to improve veteran health care passes House

Washington, DC - This week, multiple pieces of legislation backed by Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) to improve access to health care for Granite State veterans passed the House of Representatives. Kuster was a co-sponsor of the VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act, which would improve ...

Levesque earns endorsement

NASHUA – Melanie Levesque has received the endorsement of former President Barack Obama in her re-election campaign for New Hampshire State Senate (District 12). "As a former state legislator himself, President Obama recognizes the importance of electing strong leaders at the state level," ...

Police: Man killed wife’s lover, ordered her to behead him

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who discovered his wife was having an affair kidnapped and killed the other man and forced his wife to decapitate him, according to police who charged the husband with capital murder and the wife with falsifying evidence. In what one prosecutor ...

Jury gets case of white supremacist accused of rape threat

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A federal jury began deliberating Friday in the case of a self-proclaimed white nationalist accused of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing him. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident and radio host who became ...