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Sununu signs one coronavirus-related bill, vetoes another

Jul. 10, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed two bills for a second time Friday, along with a third aimed at protecting renters during the coronavirus pandemic. Sununu also signed a pandemic-related bill into law — a measure that helps town and school districts whose usual process of...

Infections rise among young, Catholic schools to reopen

Jul. 9, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Catholic schools will reopen to in-class instruction this fall, while health officials keep an eye on rising infections in young people. Coronavirus developments in New Hampshire: YOUNGER CASES Public health officials are closely monitoring an increase in the number of children and...

Democratic House speaker weighs in on Trump rally masks

Jul. 8, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The speaker of the New Hampshire House weighed in on whether masks should be required at President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally, and a coalition of disability organizations sued the state over its absentee ballot system for the fall elections. Coronavirus developments Wednesday...

Ski area owned by gov's family, other resorts get PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An investment group led by the family of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu benefited from a program created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Waterville Valley Holdings, which received between $350,000 and $1 million from the Paycheck Protection...

Bill includes Kuster provisions to help fund commuter rail

Jul. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill recently passed by the U.S. House includes provisions from New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster that would help fund commuter rail in the state. The Invest in American Railroads Act includes funding to cover credit risk premiums for loans through the Railroad Rehabilitation and...

1st case of mosquito-borne Jamestown Canyon virus this year

Jul. 3, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An adult in Loudon, New Hampshire, has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the first case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year, health officials said. The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines for it and treatment...

N.H. Rep. Wendy Thomas, D-Hillsborough Co., kneels for the national anthem during a legislative session on the drained hockey rink at the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Durham, N.H. The N.H. House of Representatives met for their scheduled final session of the year, with safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

House finishes work with slew of 'Christmas tree' bills

Jun. 30, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Christmas came early for the New Hampshire House on Tuesday, but for the most part, only Democrats were celebrating. With their work interrupted for months by the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers scrambled to meet Tuesday's deadline for final action on all bills. After the Republican...

Bill to close teacher-student sex loophole clears Senate

Jun. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill prohibiting sexual contact between New Hampshire teachers and students regardless of a student’s age is back on track after a rocky path toward passage. Lawmakers proposed multiple bills in response to the arrest last year of Concord High School teacher Primo...

FILE - This Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, shows the entrance to St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. A former student detailed her account of sexual assault in the 1990s at the New Hampshire boarding school in a recent Vanity Fair article, and school officials commended her for speaking out.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Correction: Prep School Abuse story

Jun. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a story published June 28, 2020, about an allegation of sexual assault at a New Hampshire prep school, The Associated Press erroneously reported that former student Lacy Crawford was kicked out of St. Paul’s School in Concord. The school had threatened to expel her if she...

Members of the N.H. Senate stand for the Pledge of Allegience as they gather for a session on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire. The 24 N.H. Senators met in the N.H. House Chamber while adhering to social distancing rules due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Spread-out senators tackle clumped together bills in NH

Jun. 16, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The lawmakers were spread far apart but the bills were clumped together Tuesday when the New Hampshire Senate met for its first session since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the Statehouse. Hundreds of bills were left in limbo when the building closed in March, prompting senators to...