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Hearing set on effort to dismiss youth center abuse lawsuit

CONCORD (AP) — A judge will hear arguments next week on whether to dismiss a lawsuit alleging decades of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Sununu appears to be dis...

Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused of physically or sexually harming 230 c...

Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather to debate e...

Unmuted lawmaker calls colleague vulgar name during hearing

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator unaware he was unmuted during a remote hearing Wednesday apologized after calling a female colleague a vulgar name. Sen. Sharon Car...

Giving 1st and 2nd doses at once complicates vaccine effort

The U.S. has entered a tricky phase of the COVID-19 vaccination effort as providers try to ramp up the number of people getting first shots while also ensuring a growing number of others get second do...

All those in favor say meow: Pets banned from bill hearings

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Politically active pets are out of luck in New Hampshire, where some lawmakers have been told to keep their cats and dogs out of the room when they log on for remote hearings. ...

Nevada jockeys to be first on presidential primary calendar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats in Nevada are making a play to bump Iowa and New Hampshire from their early spots on the presidential primary calendar. If successful, it would upend decades of political tr...

Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Pressure is building on school systems around the U.S. to reopen classrooms to students who have been learning online for nearly a year, pitting politicians against teachers who h...

For emerging adults, pandemic serves up unique challenges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on both kids and adults. But what about those who are in between? Demographic shifts during the last century have given ri...

For emerging adults, pandemic serves up unique challenges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on both kids and adults. But what about those who are in between? Demographic shifts during the last century have given ri...

Man charged with threatening Congress by phone gets hearing

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge is deciding whether a New Hampshire man accused of threatening to kill members of Congress in December will remain jailed while his case proceeds. Ryder...

Park and vote: New Hampshire House holds drive-in session

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The usual shoulder-to-shoulder was more like bumper-to-bumper for the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday as one of the world's largest legislati...

Virus, policing topped 2020 issues in state legislatures

Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020, leading to scores of new laws that will take effect in the new year. Virus-related ...

School monitor for sex abuse claims quits, cites retaliation

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A monitor appointed to oversee the handling of sexual abuse claims at St. Paul's School in Concord has resigned, accusing campus officials of thwarting his efforts. ...

Messner's law firm represented state-run Chinese insurer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Corky Messner takes a hard line against China in his campaign, but his law firm once represented an insurance company run by the Chinese government tha...