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New Hampshire House Speaker Sherman Packard wants to revisit a decision by an appeals court to vacate a judge's ruling that upheld his refusal to provide remote access to legislative sessions to lawmakers at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

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The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would require children under age 2 to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in a vehicle.

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The New Hampshire House has approved a $13.5 billion budget package that Republicans portrayed as responsible "belt tightening" during a pandemic and Democrats criticized as harmful to those who've struggled most over the last year.

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Seven men are facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing minors at the state’s youth detention facility between 1994 and 2005.

The charges against six of the defendants were announced Wednesday by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, and are part of an ongoing investigation in decades of alleged abuse at what is now called the Sununu Youth Services Center, in Manchester.

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A new state office created to promote New Hampshire's outdoor recreation assets has its first leader.

Scott Crowder has been hired as the first director of the office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development.

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A lawyer for a pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in 2019 has entered not guilty pleas to multiple, amended charges that no longer accuse the driver of crossing into their lane.

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A former intern at New Hampshire's youth detention center says a supervisor instructed her to destroy her notes about a sexual assault allegation before she spoke to police.

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The New Hampshire attorney general's office says a man who barricaded himself in a Claremont building died during an exchange of gunfire with half a dozen state police officers.

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Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation are defending their support of sweeping legislation to overhaul U.S. elections against criticism from Secretary of State Bill Gardner.

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A New Hampshire judge is deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit alleging decades of abuse at the state's youth detention center.

David Meehan sued the Sununu Youth Services Center last year alleging that he endured near daily beatings and rapes at the Manchester facility in the late 1990s.

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Kim Janey marked her historic elevation as the first woman and Black resident to serve as mayor of Boston with a ceremonial swearing-in event.

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The latest effort to increase the minimum wage in New Hampshire has died in the state Senate.

New Hampshire currently doesn't set its own minimum wage. Instead, the state follows the federal minimum which is $7.25 per hour.

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The New Hampshire attorney general's office says the fatal shooting last October by a Thornton police officer of an unarmed man in the midst of a mental health crisis was legally justified.

Acting Attorney General Jane Young announced Tuesday that no charges will be filed against Officer Matthew Yao in the shooting death of 37-year-old Ethan Freeman of Thornton.

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A judge will hear arguments next week on whether to dismiss a lawsuit alleging decades of abuse at New Hampshire's youth detention center.

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Manchester police officers are getting new training that covers use of force, implicit bias, cultural responsiveness, and ethics.

This portion of the training focuses on patrol tactics, and includes scenarios such as de-escalation, active shooter response, armed barricaded subject, officer down rescue, interior suspect search, exterior suspect search and felony motor vehicle stops.

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New Hampshire authorities are reminding hikers that winter conditions are likely to persist in the mountains for several weeks.

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court is split 2-2 over a woman's nearly nine-year battle to challenge her firing from the state Department of Health and Human Services over breastfeeding.

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President Joe Biden is outlining his plan to make all adult Americans eligible for vaccination by May 1 and get the nation back "closer to normal" by the Fourth of July.

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President Joe Biden has signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he says will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health.

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New Hampshire juveniles convicted of homicide would no longer be sentenced to life in prison without parole under a bill before a House committee on Wednesday.

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Congress is heading toward final approval of a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

The House is on track to send the measure to President Joe Biden on Wednesday as the new president and Democrats move within reach of a triumph advancing their priorities and showcasing the unity they'll need to forge future victories.

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Transgender youth, their family members, and representatives of a variety of New Hampshire organizations have testified against a bill that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls' sports teams in public high schools and colleges, saying it is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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Three Democratic lawmakers are asking Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to shut down the state's youth detention center amid growing allegations of sexual and physical abuse.

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A judge has ruled that a woman who was convicted in 2018 of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion must now start paying back nearly $2 million for their care.

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Police have made an arrest following a 15-month-long investigation into vandalism at a group of rock configurations in New Hampshire called "America's Stonehenge."

Fifty-one-year-old Mark Russo, of New Jersey, has been charged with one count of felony criminal mischief, accused of defacing the stone in Salem in September 2019.

A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf Tuesday. Police said the rock tablet appeared to have been damaged by a power tool, as well as knocked over.

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Abuse allegations against New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center have grown to include 230 men and woman who say they were physically or sexually abused as children by 150 staffers between 1963 and 2018.

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The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $3 million to study the effectiveness of wilderness therapy in treating teens with depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.

Officials say the grant money will allow the university's Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center to conduct the first randomized clinical trial to compare the treatment and outcomes for several groups of youth.

University of New Hampshire
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The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $3 million to study the effectiveness of wilderness therapy in treating teens with depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.

Officials say the grant money will allow the university's Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center to conduct the first randomized clinical trial to compare the treatment and outcomes for several groups of youth.

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U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has reintroduced a bill to help develop passenger and short line railroads.

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Every House Republican voted early Saturday against a popular $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that would send $1,400 checks to most Americans and hundreds of billions more to help open schools, revive struggling businesses and strengthen state and local governments.

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