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Shaheen issues statement on withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s confirmation that it plans to withdraw U.S. forces in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021: “I’m very ...

Kuster pushes for action to address PFAS pollution, forever chemicals

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce the bipartisan PFAS Action Act of 2021. The legislation, which Kuster is an original cosponsor of, would set national drinking water standards and designate PFAS as a hazardous substance under the Superfund Program, the Clean Air ...

Center for Ethics in Society broadens scope

MANCHESTER — Is the lack of affordable housing in New Hampshire affecting our children's education? Why should consumers know where their clothes are made, and how can they use this information to make better choices in the marketplace? How can we improve political dialogue in ...

New Hampshire pauses J&J vaccines, works to replace them

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is following federal recommendations to pause the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they were investigating unusual blood clots in ...

New Hampshire’s March unemployment rate decreases slightly

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's unemployment rate for March was 3%, a decrease of three-tenths of a percentage point from February, officials said Tuesday. The March 2020 seasonally adjusted rate, reported before the coronavirus pandemic, was 2.7%. Seasonally adjusted estimates for ...

Explosion, fire in house garage displaces 4 people

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A fire and explosion at the garage of a house displaced four people, but caused no injuries, authorities in Salem, New Hampshire, said. An explosion was heard at the home at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters said. The structure caught on fire and started to burn the ...

Hassan issues statement on Biden’s nominations for top cybersecurity roles

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) subcommittee that oversees emerging threats, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Chris Inglis to be National Cyber Director ...

Arrest made in overdose death of Concord man

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have made an arrest in connection with the overdose death of a well-known member of Concord's recovery community. Matthew Colby, who allegedly sold Troy Silva fentanyl hours before his death last summer, was arrested in late March, the Concord ...

New Hampshire man dies in crash on Rhode Island highway

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — A New Hampshire man died in a car crash early Saturday morning in Rhode Island, state police said. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 95 south in West Greenwich at about 3:30 a.m., Rhode Island State Police said in a news release. Jason Reid, 45, ...

Following bipartisan push led by Hassan, POW/MIA flag returns to White House

WASHINGTON – Friday, the POW/MIA flag was raised atop the White House, with the American flag, following a months-long push led by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “I am thankful that the POW/MIA flag now once again flies high in its ...

Hassan visits Berlin fire station to discuss relief

BERLIN – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan met with fire fighters at the Berlin Fire Station this week to discuss the additional relief that the Senator helped secure in the American Rescue Plan to support fire stations in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan led efforts to include $300 million in the ...

Judge sets bail for some in sex abuse case at youth center

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Five men charged in a sex abuse case at a New Hampshire youth detention center made court appearances Friday. A judge set bail at $50,000 for Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Litchfield, New Hampshire. He has been charged with five counts of rape involving four former ...

Man considered suspect in wife’s shooting death dies

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who was considered a suspect in the shooting death of his estranged wife, who was found dead following a fire at his house, has died, the attorney general's office said Friday. Manoel Viana, 57, was suffering from life-threatening injuries, including apparent ...

House bill requires kids under 2 in rear-facing car seats

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday passed a bill that would require children under age 2 to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in a vehicle. The House Transportation Committee, which recommended approval of the bill, had said it would help "close an identified gap ...