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Merrimack Protesters Demand More PFAS Contamination Response From Saint-Gobain

Residents protested outside the Saint-Gobain plastics factory in Merrimack Sunday, calling for more response to PFAS chemical contamination in the area's drinking water.

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Legislative Ethics Committee website

New Hampshire lags behind many other states when it comes to making information about lawmakers' financial interests accessible to the public. But its disclosure system is slated to soon move into the digital era — perhaps in time for lawmakers to file electronically for the 2020 legislative session.

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The Legislative Ethics Committee is still weighing how to proceed on a complaint involving one of the top-ranking Democrats at the New Hampshire State House, four months after it first began a “preliminary investigation” into the matter.

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Residents protested outside the Saint-Gobain plastics factory in Merrimack Sunday, calling for more response to PFAS chemical contamination in the area's drinking water.

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Law enforcement and civil liberties groups have been debating changes to New Hampshire’s bail system for months. Now, a group tasked with studying the issue says any changes should wait until more information is available about the actual impact of a recent round of reforms to the system.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

New Hampshire lawmakers are revisiting legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation and neglect.

The Legislature made financial exploitation of vulnerable adults a crime in 2014 and followed up with legislation this year creating a new type of protective order to allow victims to stop such abuse while a criminal case goes forward.

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

A Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday against New Hampshire's strict new limits on PFAS chemicals in public water supplies.

The major chemical company 3M and a group of local stakeholders want an injunction against the recently implemented rules.

3M's attorney laid out their arguments inside Merrimack Superior Court, as protesters outside denounced the involvement of the corporation that pioneered PFAS.

Ali Oshinskie

The judge overseeing the proposed $14 million settlement between Dartmouth College and nine plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit has some concerns about the agreement.

The Valley News reports that at a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Judge Landya McCafferty expressed worries that legal precedent could prevent her from approving the settlement class, and that the group was potentially too broad.

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

Two of the state’s wood-fired power plants are going offline and laying off staff, after subsidy plans failed in the legislature.

Now, the state is offering job training resources to affected workers – and a new proposal would put more funds toward helping affected workers in the timber industry.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

A group of advocates will address the issue of domestic violence in immigrant communities this weekend.

The event Saturday was spurred by incidents in the Brazilian community in New Hampshire and neighboring states, including several women killed by their partners.


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