Latest New Hampshire state government News

Remote students cleared to vote in NH college towns

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — College students can vote in New Hampshire even if they are living elsewhere during the coronavirus pandemic, provided they have previously established residency in the state, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday. The New Hampshire Republican Party had argued that...

New Hampshire restaurant fined for violating virus orders

Oct. 20, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The attorney general’s office has fined a New Hampshire restaurant where at least 18 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak. Fat Katz Food and Drink restaurant has been fined $2,000 for violating emergency orders related to the coronavirus after it moved a...

Man fatally shot by Thornton police officer

Oct. 20, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

THORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Thornton police officer died at the scene, the attorney general's office said Tuesday. Ethan Freeman, 37, died of his injuries on Monday, officials said. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed that Freeman died of two gunshot wounds to the chest, officials said. ...

EPA permit may curb phosphorous discharge from fish hatchery

Oct. 20, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A new federal water permit for a New Hampshire fish hatchery that has been accused of polluting local waterways could cut the amount of phosphorous the hatchery can discharge in half. The permit for the Powder Mill Fish Hatchery, in New Durham, could lead to costly upgrades to the...

FILE - This pair of 2020 file photos shows Democrat challenger Dan Feltes, left, and Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu, right, who are running for New Hampshire governor in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Leadership, loyalty at issue in NH gubernatorial debate

Oct. 20, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The second of two New Hampshire gubernatorial debates within 13 hours explored one candidate’s lack of leadership experience and the other’s loyalty to the nation’s leader. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and Democrat Dan Feltes debated each other Tuesday morning on...

FILE - This pair of 2020 file photos shows Democrat challenger Dan Feltes, left, and Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu, right, who are running for New Hampshire governor in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Sununu, Feltes mischaracterize virus toll on nursing homes

Oct. 19, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic challenger, Dan Feltes, both misstated the coronavirus pandemic’s toll on New Hampshire nursing homes Monday during a televised debate in which they also accused each other of changing their positions on other issues for political...

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

Lakes Region General Hospital files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Oct. 19, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital moved to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. Lakes Region General Hospital has begun the legal and regulatory process of filing Chapter 11 and has received an offer from Concord Hospital to potentially acquire hospital assets, WMUR-TV reported. Concord...

New Hampshire brings income tax dispute to Supreme Court

Oct. 19, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Massachusetts from collecting income tax from roughly 80,000 New Hampshire residents who are employed by Massachusetts companies but have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. “Massachusetts cannot...

Officials seek man accused of voting in 2 states in 2016

Oct. 19, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for a 75-year-old man who is charged with voting in two states in the 2016 general election, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Monday. The warrant alleges that Sigmund Boganski, of Maricopa County, Arizona, and New Hampton, New Hampshire,...