Latest New Hampshire state government News

Family planning clinics say loss of funds mean service cuts

Sep. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Family planning providers that were denied state funding for routine health care services such as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases said Monday that they could see cuts in services and longer patient waiting times as a result. ...

Sununu asks for 2nd disaster declaration after more storms

Sep. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday requested a federal disaster declaration for New Hampshire as a result of storms and flooding that happened July 29-Aug. 2, a week after he asked for one covering storms from mid-July. Sununu's letter to Paul Ford, the...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

Salem to require negative test for large Halloween events

Sep. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city that hosted the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago will require a negative COVID-19 test for people to attend some...

Young adult prison suggested for youth center property

Sep. 17, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire could solve two problems at once by replacing its youth detention center with two much smaller facilities and using the sprawling juvenile campus to house young adult inmates instead, a former state official told lawmakers this week. ...

Court rejects truck driver's appeal in crash that killed 7

Sep. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who's been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield,...

Council votes against extending Planned Parenthood contract

Sep. 15, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Executive Council decided Wednesday against extending contracts for three family planning services that provide abortions, denying them funding they have counted on for years for cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and other...

Sununu eager to challenge Biden vaccine mandate in court

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire plans to join other states in challenging the Biden administration’s new vaccine mandate in court, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday. President Joe Biden announced a sweeping vaccine mandate last week that covers more than...

New Hampshire lawmakers get public input on redistricting

Sep. 14, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers tasked with redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts received both sweeping and specific suggestions as they began hearing from the public Tuesday. Members of both the House and Senate redistricting committees hosted their first...

Sununu requests disaster declaration after July storms

Sep. 13, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Joe Biden issue a major disaster declaration for New Hampshire and provide federal emergency assistance for damage that happened as a result of storms and flooding in the state July 17-19. Sununu's...