Latest New Hampshire state government News

Harmony Montgomery disappearance narrowed to 13-day window

Jan. 24, 2022 16:35 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators have narrowed the window for when a New Hampshire girl went missing to 13 days in late 2019, coinciding with the eviction of her father and stepmother and witness accounts of the family living in cars, the attorney general’s office said Monday. ...

Application period opens for New Hampshire fraud victims

Jan. 23, 2022 10:53 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Victims of what authorities have called the largest financial crime in New Hampshire history can now apply for compensation from a $10 million fund. Lawmakers created the fund as part of the state budget approved in June. It seeks to compensate victims of...

Candidates sought for New England fishery council vacancy

Jan. 22, 2022 10:57 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy for the state on the New England Fishery Management Council. The council is one of eight regional councils in the United States. It's charged with conserving and managing fishery resources off the...

Legislature accepts written testimony on bills online

Jan. 22, 2022 10:05 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire citizens have a new way to provide input to lawmakers though it falls short of what many advocacy groups have requested. Last year, lawmakers holding public hearings on bills allowed testimony to be given by phone because of the coronavirus...

Teacher 'loyalty' law could expand to include race debate

Jan. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Cold War-era law targeting “teachers’ loyalty” would be updated with today’s hot button issues under a bill heard by a House committee Thursday. A 1949 law prohibits teachers from advocating communism, but Republican Rep. Alicia Lekas, of Hudson,...

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

Jan. 20, 2022 14:15 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella told lawmakers Thursday that spending $100 million to settle sexual abuse claims at the state's youth detention center is the right thing to do. The House Finance Committee held a public hearing on a bipartisan bill...

50-year-old New Hampshire murder solved, killer died in 2019

Jan. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators in New Hampshire have solved a nearly 50-year-old murder of a Massachusetts woman, but they can't make an arrest because they say the killer, who was serving a life sentence in another case, died in 2019. The New Hampshire Cold Case Unit reopened...

New Hampshire considers changing, repealing abortion ban

Jan. 19, 2022 16:50 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Less than three weeks after New Hampshire’s new abortion ban took effect, lawmakers have moved toward changing it slightly while also being urged to eliminate it altogether. The state budget signed into law by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu contained a...

NH gov. questions Massachusetts' handling of Montgomery case

Jan. 18, 2022 17:27 PM EST

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu harshly criticized a Massachusetts court on Tuesday for placing Harmony Montgomery, missing since 2019 at age 5, with her father and stepmother before the state could complete a study of their home. Sununu, in a letter to the chief justice of...

Settlement fund proposed for youth center sex abuse victims

Jan. 18, 2022 17:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire would create a $100 million fund to settle claims of child sex abuse at its state-run youth detention center under a bipartisan bill that lawyers for the victims call offensive. Ten former workers at the Youth Development Center in Manchester and...