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States make pitches to vote 1st in 2024 Democratic primaries

Jun. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa delegation promised changes to its caucus after 2020's meltdown. New Hampshire's brought giftbags. The Nevada team argued that racial diversity should trump tradition. Sixteen states and Puerto Rico are jockeying for early slots on a new Democratic...

Prominent Democratic operative Joe Grandmaison dies at 79

Jun. 12, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — J. Joseph “Joe” Grandmaison, a larger-than-life Democratic operative who ran numerous campaigns and served as an appointee under three presidents, has died. He was 79. Grandmaison died from the effects of Parkinson’s disease Saturday at Wentworth...

Atlantic herring industry gets $11M to cope with fish losses

May. 05, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Disaster-level instability in the Atlantic herring industry has prompted the federal government to give $11 million to commercial fishermen and shore-side infrastructure in four states. A scientific assessment in 2020 found that herring are overfished, and...

Jane Young confirmed as US attorney in New Hampshire

Apr. 27, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The next U.S. attorney for New Hampshire is Jane Young, a former deputy attorney general in the state, after her confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Young was nominated by President Joe Biden in January. She was confirmed on a voice vote. ...

John DiStaso, 'dean' of NH political reporters, dies at 68

Apr. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — John DiStaso, a veteran political reporter in New Hampshire who covered 11 first-in-the-nation presidential primaries, interviewing countless candidates and providing analysis on campaigns and elections, died Thursday after suffering a prolonged illness. He was 68. ...

US urges Serbia to join sanctions against its ally Russia

Apr. 19, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. Senate delegation on Tuesday urged Serbia to join the rest of Europe and impose sanctions against Russia for its bloody campaign in Ukraine. “We understand Serbia has a long cultural and economic history with Russia,” said Senator Chris Murphy...

House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill

Apr. 01, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for insured patients, part of an election-year push by Democrats for price curbs on prescription drugs at a time of rising inflation. Experts say the legislation, which passed 232-193 Thursday,...

House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill

Mar. 31, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for insured patients, part of an election-year push by Democrats for price curbs on prescription drugs at a time of rising inflation. Experts say the legislation, which passed 232-193,...