Latest New Hampshire state government News

First sexual misconduct report issued for prep school

Aug. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school under state oversight for sexual misconduct allegations going back decades received 33 new incident reports in the first half of 2019, according to a reviewer who recommended several measures to improve record-keeping and encourage victims to come forward....

Trump throws support behind possible Lewandowski Senate run

Aug. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MANCHSTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday threw his support behind his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is considering a run for Senate in his home state of New Hampshire. Trump praised Lewandowski as "a very outstanding guy" in an interview on the "New Hampshire Today" radio...

Sanford mulls GOP challenge to Trump, heads to New Hampshire

Aug. 13, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is heading to another early voting state as he considers mounting an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. A spokeswoman confirmed that Sanford would travel Tuesday night...

New Hampshire governor vetoes 3 gun control bills

Aug. 9, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun control bills Friday, saying New Hampshire is one of the safest states in the nation that has a long and proud "tradition of responsible firearm stewardship." The bills passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature included background...

Manchester diocese releases list of priests accused of abuse

Jul. 31, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester released a list Wednesday of priests accused of sexually abusing children as part of what it called an effort to take accountability for the abuse that stretched back decades. The diocese posted the list of 73 names on its website that go as far back as 1950, including two...

Judge refuses to dismiss challenge to voter law

Jul. 30, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge allowed a challenge Tuesday to New Hampshire's new voter residency law to continue, though he expressed some doubts about the strength of the case. The new law, which took effect July 1, ends the state's distinction between "domicile" and "residency" for voting...

Judge blocks New Hampshire Medicaid work requirements

Jul. 29, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, ruling for a third time that the Trump administration hasn't adequately addressed the potential loss of health coverage for low-income residents. The ruling by U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in...

Eversource gives up on Northern Pass hydropower project

Jul. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After nearly a decade of protests, hearings and court fights, the Northern Pass hydropower project that promised to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England is dead. The company behind the plan, Eversource, announced Thursday it was abandoning the project after suffering a...

Inn worker fined in conflict with couple perceived as Muslim

Jul. 26, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An inn manager accused of shoving a couple she thought were Muslim will pay a fine under an agreement reached with the New Hampshire attorney general's office. The agreement resolves allegations that Priscilla Protasowicki (prah-tah-SWIK'-ee) used force to remove the couple based on...

Ex-youth center workers accused of rape; state investigates

Jul. 25, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's attorney general launched an investigation Thursday into the state youth detention center after two former counselors were charged with raping a teenage boy 82 times, at least once at gunpoint, in the late 1990s. The "comprehensive, multi-faceted" investigation into the...