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Parent jumps from balcony, handed child in apartment fire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One parent jumped from a third-floor apartment building balcony to the one below and the other handed off their child before escaping from a fire that had trapped people inside, firefighters in New Hampshire said. The fire was at The Pines Apartments in Concord early ...

Dartmouth latest to require vaccinations

CONCORD (AP) – Dartmouth College students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall term, according to campus officials. Provost Joseph Helbe made the announcement Wednesday, the Valley News reported. Currently, New Hampshire resident age 16 and older are eligible for ...

Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this bill

CONCORD. N.H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law nearly 40 years ago that requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or the animals' owners, or ...

Massachusetts state trooper to argue self-defense in assault

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts State Police trooper who allegedly assaulted and kidnapped his girlfriend in New Hampshire says he is going to argue self-defense. In court Thursday, the attorney for Sgt. Bryan Erickson says he'll be filing a motion in the next few ...

House passes Kuster-backed Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON — Thursday, the House passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce earlier this year. This legislation would help eliminate pay disparities based on gender by requiring employers to prove that pay disparities exist for legitimate, ...

Pappas’s issues statement on the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) voted for the passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act seeks to address the gender pay gap by building upon The Equal Pay Act passed in 1963. This legislation will strengthen repercussions for employers practicing sex ...

House passes Kuster’s legislation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

WASHINGTON – The House passed H.R. 1460, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, which was introduced by Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) to create a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of ...

Pappas’s issues statement on VA plan to address medical supply problems

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, who serves as the Chair of Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in response to VA’s plan to address deficiencies in acquisition management identified by the Government ...