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Lawmakers defeat a sixth gun safety bill, this one aimed at keeping guns out of schools
04-14-2024 6:33 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Thursday morning, Moms Demand Action gathered their gun safety advocates in the New Hampshire State Library to encourage them to continue pressing lawmakers to support their legislative agenda and to run for office to replace those who don’t. “We’ve...

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Roving patrols, culture shock, and scorpions: NH soldiers arrive in Texas
04-09-2024 3:52 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The 15 New Hampshire National Guard soldiers who arrived in Texas on Thursday to assist with border control were warned about safety risks. Many were not what you’d expect: vipers, ticks, filth flies, mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus, and...


Slain state hospital security officer was unarmed. State moves to change that.
04-02-2024 3:42 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state is moving forward with what would be a significant change at New Hampshire Hospital: armed private security guards. The move is a response to the November fatal shooting of state hospital security officer Bradley Haas, who was unarmed in the...


Gun-rights Republicans split, pass bill adding mental health records to gun checks
03-31-2024 5:21 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Gun rights advocates who are usually unified on gun legislation split Thursday on a bill that would add some mental health records to gun background checks. New Hampshire is one of several states that does not report that information to the federal...


Lawmakers back several bills benefiting charities, casinos
03-11-2024 4:11 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Lawmakers moved forward last week with bills that would mean significant changes for casino owners and the charities their gaming revenue supports. One would revise rules for gambling tournaments.Here’s the breakdown as the House and Senate near their...


Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems
02-21-2024 4:16 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...


House passes bill that could make public records requests costly
02-06-2024 5:49 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Requests for public documents, such as those that unearthed the shady sale of public land in Webster, N.H., and over-inflated taxes in Nashua, could become pricey under a bill that cleared the House on Thursday, but will go before lawmakers again next...


Abortion, circumcision, workforce among focus areas in new round of health care legislation
01-28-2024 10:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Among the nearly 1,030 bills New Hampshire lawmakers are expected to take up this year, dozens relate to health policy and practices, from workforce growth and insurance coverage to abortion. Some bills, such as one that would ban abortions at 15...


NH House declines to make expanded Medicaid permanent
01-11-2024 5:26 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

House Republicans rejected legislation Thursday that would have permanently continued the state’s expanded Medicaid program, which provides nearly 57,000 low-income Granite Staters health insurance. The 191-183 vote on Senate Bill 253 leaves the...


Should hospital guards carry guns? State hospital an outlier in saying yes.
01-08-2024 4:21 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

November’s fatal shootings of an unarmed security officer and former patient inside the state psychiatric hospital could lead to a major policy change that most other hospitals in the state have considered and rejected: armed security guards. In...


Bipartisan pair of NH lawmakers want to tighten background checks on gun purchases
12-07-2023 1:58 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Two of the House’s most ardent gun legislation advocates – a Republican who’s fought for gun rights and a Democrat who has advocated for gun control — are partnering on a bill that would add certain mental health records to background checks for...


Together, New England College and hospitals aim to tackle nursing vacancies
12-06-2023 10:51 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state’s health care industry had to get creative after the pandemic exacerbated pre-existing workforce shortages, doubling the vacancy rate for nurses and LNAs between 2019 and 2022, according to the New Hampshire Hospital Association.Employers...


NH facing class-action lawsuit over in-home care for older and disabled residents
12-05-2023 4:34 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Until last week, the Department of Health and Human Services was facing a lawsuit from two people who said the state had put them at severe risk of entering a nursing home by providing them less in-home care than it had deemed necessary. In one case,...


NH Executive Council Republicans again reject family planning contracts
11-30-2023 6:30 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

For the fifth time in three years, the four Republicans on the Executive Council voted Wednesday to reject contracts with three organizations that had provided the majority of the state’s low-cost basic reproductive health care, such as cancer...


Report: Without more housing and child care, employers won’t find workers
09-09-2023 10:10 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

When adjusted for inflation, the average hourly wage in New Hampshire over the last 12 months is lower than it was in 2021. For every unemployed person, there are more than three unfilled jobs, due in part to limited affordable housing and child care....


Child advocate has lawmakers rethinking abuse, neglect placements
09-09-2023 10:09 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

It looks certain that New Hampshire lawmakers will introduce legislation this week that would tighten the state’s ability to place neglected and abused children in institutional settings when their own homes are unsafe.The inspiration? A pair of...


Sununu won’t run again. Republicans lining up for his job.
07-19-2023 10:23 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.Gov. Chris Sununu announced Wednesday via Twitter that he will not seek a historic fifth term.“Public service should never be a career, and the time is right for another...


Court: Dartmouth can use $3.8 million gift differently than donor required
07-14-2023 9:51 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bul New Hampshire Bulletin.Dartmouth College can repurpose money a deceased alumnus left for the “sole purpose” of maintaining the school’s golf course to support other “golf-related”...


Data, not desire, will decide whether NH extends food assistance to kids
07-12-2023 5:23 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Forty-four states have gotten approval from the federal government to extend a program that helped lower-income families afford groceries for their children during the pandemic. The money began as a replacement for free- and reduced-price school meals...


NH, hospitals resolve mental health boarding lawsuit
07-12-2023 5:22 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state announced Wednesday morning that it will not challenge a federal court order giving it until May 2024 to stop holding people it’s trying to hospitalize for emergency psychiatric care in emergency rooms for days, even weeks. The Department of...


Amid the budget back and forth, fate of NH’s most vulnerable hangs in the balance
05-16-2023 2:13 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Gov. Chris Sununu sent the House a budget in February that upped spending significantly over his last one, with a notable increase for Medicaid beneficiaries and other vulnerable populations that advocates say aren’t getting the services they need.The...

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