Latest New Hampshire state government News

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

Aug. 12, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state. DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook was opening Wednesday in Seabrook. Sports fans will...

NH requiring face masks at events with more than 100 people

Aug. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Tuesday requiring masks to be worn at scheduled gatherings of more than 100 people. Sununu, a Republican, has resisted calls to mandate the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and the new...

Criminal investigation sought into NH candidate's foundation

Aug. 11, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation into a charitable foundation run by Bryant “Corky” Messner, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. A letter sent to the Colorado secretary of state and...

NH officials push Congress to revive rescue package talks

Aug. 10, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials aren’t giving up hope that Congress will agree to another coronavirus relief package, though their patience is wearing thin. “Congress and the White House made a commitment to the Governors that there would be a second round of relief for states...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

NH hospitals losing millions; fall sports on in Vermont

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ VERMONT Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says high school sports will happen this fall, but things will look different. "This won’t be a normal season, but our goal is to offer a path forward for each of these sports to give some sense...

Gubernatorial candidate series will look at civil liberties

Aug. 9, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A “Civil Liberties and the Corner Office” conversation series with state gubernatorial candidates is being hosted by the ACLU of New Hampshire and the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Candidates will be given the chance to discuss their...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Virus exposure at NH church; Vermont announces relief funds

Aug. 8, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE Masks and social distancing will be required when Maine holds its first murder trial since the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the U.S. legal system this spring. Carine Reeves, of New York City, is scheduled to go on trial...

Sununu vetoes four more bills, including 'red-flag' measure

Aug. 7, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed four more bills Friday, including one that would have allowed guns to be taken from people who present a danger to themselves or others. The batch of rejected bills also included one that would have required insurance plans that cover maternity benefits to also...

Hospitals take on virus testing, broadband funds spent

Aug. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hospitals are taking over community-based testing for the new coronavirus, and broadband internet service is being expanded to help with remote learning and at-home work during the pandemic. Coronavirus developments in New Hampshire: ___ HOSPITAL TESTING Nearly all of New...

New Hampshire investigates taxation of remote workers

Aug. 5, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is investigating whether other states are improperly taxing its residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The review by the state Department of Justice announced Wednesday was sparked by a recent emergency regulation enacted in neighboring Massachusetts. According to the...