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New cars in NH would be exempt from safety inspections under bill
01-16-2024 3:06 PM

By RICK GREEN

A bill pending in the N.H. Legislature began with a constituent asking a lawmaker why the state requires safety inspections on new cars.State Rep. Matthew Coker, D-Meredith, couldn’t find a good answer, so he introduced a measure that would allow...


UNH poll finds liberals more likely to say, ‘Happy Holidays’
12-28-2023 6:50 PM

By RICK GREEN

After a year of weighty political and policy polls, the University of New Hampshire Survey Center ended 2023 on a lighter note.“Nearly half of Granite Staters will have an artificial Christmas tree this year, with many citing lower costs and less work...


Pot-related products would be banned under bill passed by NH lawmakers
07-05-2023 10:55 AM

By RICK GREEN

A bill headed to the governor’s desk would prohibit retail outlets from selling gummies, vape canisters and other products containing an intoxicating substance similar to the active ingredient in marijuana.These so-called delta-8 THC products are not...


Sununu signs bill expanding school voucher program
06-28-2023 3:21 PM

By RICK GREEN

N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Tuesday to expand the state’s school voucher program, saying the move would benefit young people. Republican-backed House Bill 367 will expand eligibility for the Education Freedom Account program to children...


NH House defeats bill that would have prohibited 'sanctuary city' policies
06-12-2023 11:32 AM

By RICK GREEN

Cheshire County Sheriff Eli Rivera appeared before a N.H. House committee on April 20 to urge rejection of a bill passed by the Senate that would prohibit towns from adopting “sanctuary city” policies.His request was fulfilled Thursday when the House...


Privacy and hunting rights collide
05-01-2023 7:00 PM

By RICK GREEN

Under New Hampshire law, hunters can enter unposted private property and mount game cameras without asking the landowner for permission.This outrages some property owners and should be changed through pending legislation, state Fish and Game Col....


New NH family leave programs signs up 149 employers
04-22-2023 2:00 PM

By RICK GREEN

For Val Zanchuk, the decision to participate in New Hampshire’s new paid family and medical leave system came down to his feelings for the 25 people he employs at Graphicast in Jaffrey.The manufacturing firm is one of 149 companies that have signed up...


Sununu says he will vote for Trump should he be the next GOP presidential nominee
04-05-2023 3:02 PM

By RICK GREEN

Even as former president Donald Trump was being arraigned Tuesday in New York on 34 felony criminal charges, a new poll making the rounds shows he maintains strong support in next year’s New Hampshire presidential primary.Trump is facing charges that...


State to get $1.8M in settlement with Google
03-25-2023 6:41 PM

By RICK GREEN

New Hampshire is expected to receive $1.8 million from a settlement with Google over the search engine’s location-tracking practices, state Attorney General John Formella said Monday.This is part of a $9 million settlement over allegations that Google...


Bipartisanship elusive in minimum-wage debate
02-08-2023 8:08 PM

By RICK GREEN

There has been much talk about the need for bipartisanship in this year’s closely divided N.H. Legislature, but when it comes to the hourly minimum wage, a clear partisan division was front and center on Tuesday.Democratic lawmakers argued for an...


No teaching credentials lost in ‘divisive concepts’ law
01-31-2023 5:58 PM

By RICK GREEN

In the 19 months since a state law went into effect restricting what public school teachers can say to students about discrimination, only one complaint to the N.H. Commission for Human Rights has met the basic legal standard for moving forward.Ahni...


Bid to alter NH's open primary system fails in committee
01-18-2023 1:00 PM

By RICK GREEN

A N.H. House committee on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the full House reject a bill that would alter the state’s open primary system.The House Election Law Committee voted 19-0 against House Bill 101, likely killing the measure.The proposal...


Details emerge on N.H. legislative proposals ranging from taxes to legislator pay
12-30-2022 2:45 PM

By RICK GREEN

New Hampshire’s minimum wage would eventually increase to $15 per hour, business taxes would be cut by millions of dollars and guns could be taken from people posing an extreme risk under bills that will be considered when legislators return to the...


NH House approves bill to ease cosmetology licensing requirements
03-21-2022 4:33 PM

By RICK GREEN

The N.H. House has approved a bill co-sponsored by Winchester Republican Rep. Jennifer Rhodes to ease licensing requirements for cosmetologists.House Bill 1171 was approved 201-147 on Wednesday.Under the legislation, people would not be required to...


Assessing the state of skiing at three slopes
01-18-2021 6:14 PM

By RICK GREEN

Many things are different at New Hampshire ski areas this year, but the feel and sound of carved turns, the breathtaking view and the fresh mountain air are as good as ever.This month, I skied at Gunstock, Ragged Mountain and Waterville Valley to get...

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