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Police get more than $159K for bulletproof vests in NH

Oct. 21, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than $159,000 has been awarded to 43 New Hampshire communities and one county to support the purchase of bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers, the state's congressional delegation said Thursday. The funds come from the Department of...

Retired Rep. Bill Zeliff, who probed Waco siege, dies at 85

Oct. 19, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff, a three-term Republican best known for helping lead the congressional investigation of the government's disastrous siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, has died. He was 85. Zeliff, who represented southern and eastern New...

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Oct. 13, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across land borders from Canada and...

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 getting over $439K in community policing funds

Oct. 09, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting over $439,000 in federal funds to support community policing initiatives. A total of $200,000 is going toward Laconia de-escalation training; a little over $109,000 to the Dover Community Trust and Legitimacy Social Worker...

AG to review vaccine protest that delayed governor's meeting

Sep. 30, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's attorney general wants to determine if any individuals violated criminal laws after protesters disrupted an executive council meeting, forcing Gov. Chris Sununu to postpone it. Angry opponents of the Biden administration's new...

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...

Family planning clinics say loss of funds mean service cuts

Sep. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Family planning providers that were denied state funding for routine health care services such as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases said Monday that they could see cuts in services and longer patient waiting times as a result. ...

Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning

Sep. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afghan soil to plot attacks on the United States....

$60M going to help community development

Sep. 08, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire bank is getting $60 million to help a community development program invest in small businesses. Mascoma Bank in Lebanon will receive the funds through the New Markets Tax Credit program to help Mascoma Community Development, the...