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Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

Jun. 16, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators’ group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to their effort as President Joe Biden returns from overseas at a pivotal time for his big legislative...

Bill would permanently expand telehealth services

Jun. 13, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new bill in Washington would permanently expand telehealth services under Medicare and allow patients in rural areas without access to broadband to use audio services, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said. “It should not have taken a pandemic for...

Aviation lighting company gets $23M contract with Air Force

Jun. 07, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A solar aviation lighting company in Tilton has received a $23.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade airfield lighting systems, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Monday. Avlite will manufacture and deliver the lighting, which can be...

More than $24.5M to help communities of color, rural areas

Jun. 04, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $24.5 million in health-related COVID-19 funds to assist medically underserved communities, the state's congressional delegation said Friday. The funds are coming from the federal relief package approved in...

Ukrainian president says Russian troops remain near Ukraine

Jun. 02, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Russia has maintained a massive military presence near his country's borders. Speaking during a meeting with a group of visiting U.S. senators, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy charged that Moscow had...

Senators lead resolution to condemn girls' school attack

May. 31, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine have led a resolution condemning the recent bomb attack on a girls' school in Afghanistan that killed more than 85 people and injured 150 more. The resolution condemns all forms of violence targeting...

Senate passes 3 virus bills, some vaccination sites to close

May. 27, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill aimed at curtailing the governor’s authority during future pandemics or other emergencies has cleared the state Senate. Under current law, the governor can declare a state of emergency and renew it every 21 days as long as he or she finds...

US spares ally Germany in sanctions for Nord Stream pipeline

May. 19, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The Biden administration imposed sanctions Wednesday on Russian companies and ships for their work on a European natural gas pipeline adamantly opposed by the U.S., but President Joe Biden angered many Democratic and Republican lawmakers by opting not to punish the...

Vermont company gets $5 million for extreme cold system

May. 15, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Vermont company is getting more than $5 million for a New Hampshire-based project examining the effects of extreme cold on different kinds of roadways and airstrips. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Cold Regions Research and Engineering...

Senate panel likely to OK 1st female Army secretary

May. 13, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman poised to be the first female secretary of the Army told Congress Thursday that combating sexual assault and harassment is a top priority, and said greater prevention is needed, including more training to encourage soldiers to step in when they see bad behavior...