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Bill would address higher military uniform prices for women

Oct. 24, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire said she has introduced a bill to address a so-called “pink tax” in the military, a reference to the higher prices women service members often pay for their uniforms. Hassan, a Democrat, and Republican...

Groups ask for remote public access to Legislature in 2022

Oct. 18, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group of 25 health providers and advocacy organizations is asking New Hampshire legislative leaders to once again allow remote public access to the Legislature during the upcoming 2022 session. “As you often remind us, the State House is the...

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

Oct. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to promote vaccinations. But when the 79-year-old Weyler, a retired...

Praise for border reopening plan across northern New England

Oct. 13, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Political and business leaders from across northern New England on Wednesday praised plans by the Biden administration to begin allowing people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the United States across the land border with Canada. ...

New Hampshire delegation backs disaster declaration request

Sep. 25, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Democratic Congressional delegation is backing the governor’s request for federal disaster declarations following storms and flooding in July and August. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Sununu to speak at California Republican Party convention

Sep. 22, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is heading to California to deliver a keynote address to fellow Republicans. Sununu will speak Friday night at the California Republican Party's fall convention, which takes place Friday through Sunday in San Diego....

Council votes against extending Planned Parenthood contract

Sep. 15, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Executive Council decided Wednesday against extending contracts for three family planning services that provide abortions, denying them funding they have counted on for years for cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and other...

Navy secretary attending groundbreaking of $1.7B project

Sep. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said growing threats around the world underscore the importance of a $1.7 billion project that will expand capacity and improve efficiency at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Getting vessels repaired and overhauled on time...

Hassan calling for VA to help veterans' mental health

Sep. 04, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has helped lead a bipartisan group of senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the impact of U.S. troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan on veterans' mental health. A letter signed by...

NH reps push for border to reopen to vaccinated Canadians

Aug. 27, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's congressional delegation is pressing the Biden administration to reopen the U.S.-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians, saying businesses in the state are hurting from a ban on nonessential travel. The U.S. government recently...