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Northeast senators seek to expand regional climate programs

Nov. 14, 2019 9:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. senators across the Northeast are working to create new regional greenhouse gas reduction programs and expand existing efforts. Led by Sen. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat from New Hampshire, the group has introduced bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the...

US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

Nov. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump and Erdogan concluded a visit...

Primary election chief back in spotlight after near-ouster

Nov. 4, 2019 12:46 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's longtime secretary of state, Bill Gardner, looked on in silence last week as Bernie Sanders stood in his office and unloaded on a new voter residency law that Gardner supports. The law, which is being challenged in court, means out-of-state college students voting in...

Shaheen to host posthumous medal ceremony

Nov. 3, 2019 1:52 PM EST

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Two women will be collecting medals in New Hampshire honoring their fathers' service in World War II. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is hosting a medal ceremony Monday at the Greenland Town Hall. New Hampshire Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaites will present a posthumous Purple Heart to the...

Senators file bill to require 1 zip code for Swanzey

Nov. 3, 2019 10:23 AM EST

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — The entire town of Swanzey would share a zip code under legislation being proposed by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Currently, North Swanzey shares the 03431 zip code with neighboring Keene, even though it is fully incorporated in the town of Swanzey. The Democratic...

NH delegation calls for EPA to help biomass

Nov. 2, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's congressional delegation is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to level the playing field for producers of biomass energy. The four-Democrat delegation wants electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard program in time for biomass power producers to...

Delegation, Foley's parents grateful for work in ISIS death

Oct. 28, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's congressional delegation says it's grateful for the work of U.S. military and intelligence personnel in the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Two of the four Democrats, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Chris Pappas, congratulated President Donald...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 23, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: But Her Emails . The New York Times Oct. 21 What about her emails? Donald Trump raised that question like a red flag for three years, as candidate and president, casting doubts on how Hillary Clinton used a private email server to...

Shaheen: US troop removal creates 'security vacuum'

Oct. 7, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire says President Donald Trump's decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria will undo all the hard fought gains of the U.S. military and its partners in the region. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services...

New Hampshire to get federal funding to combat opioid crisis

Oct. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says the state will be getting more than $600,000 in federal funds to help law enforcement agencies fight the opioid crisis. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the...