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Mowers cleared of violating NH state law after double votes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Trump administration official running for Congress in New Hampshire did not violate state law by voting twice during the 2016 primary election season, the New Hampshire a...

No more murder charge for women in Louisiana abortion bill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would have subjected Louisiana women to murder charges for having abortions abruptly pulled the proposal from debate Thursday night after House members vo...

Lawmakers approve $100M fund for youth center abuse victims

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A $100 million fund to settle sexual and physical abuse claims at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center is headed to the governor’s desk. The state Se...

Lawmakers in 19 states want legal refuge for trans youth

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. ...

Missouri faces more lawsuits over lack of redistricting map

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the state’s Republican-led Legislature still deadlocked on redistricting, Missouri now faces lawsuits in both federal and state court asking the judiciary to intervene ...

Oar-some auction: Historic college sports prize up for bid

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The 170-year-old prize awarded in the first U.S. intercollegiate sports competition is going up for auction next month. Sotheby’s estimates the trophy oars from ...

Decade after hepatitis outbreak, medical registry might end

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The medical technician who drew blood from New Hampshire Rep. Peter Schmidt after he broke his leg in February was registered with the state, thanks to a 2014 law enacted after a ...

Trump aide seeking NH House seat voted in 2 states in 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Trump administration official now running for Congress in New Hampshire voted twice during the 2016 primary election season, potentially violating federal voting law and ...

State constitutional convention measures stoke partisan fear

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Simmering public anger in Alaska over the legislature’s failure to settle the state’s most radioactive issue — how big a check residents should receive from the state’s oil wealt...

NH lawmakers firmly reject seceding from United States

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House overwhelmingly rejected a proposal Thursday that called for the state to secede from the United States, although 13 lawmakers supported it. ...

Racial slur charge costs Democratic lawmaker committee seat

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Community activists and people of color are denouncing a state lawmaker they once considered an ally but who now stands accused of intimidating a young Black man and endangering h...

Dartmouth College president to step down next year

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon said Tuesday he will step down in June 2023 after 10 years leading the Ivy League school, saying “the time is right to pass the torch.” ...

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

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 th...

Settlement fund proposed for youth center sex abuse victims

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 cal...

New Hampshire secretary of state since 1976 to retire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bill Gardner, the nation's longest-serving secretary of state and chief protector of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary, said Monday he will leave office thi...