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Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems
02-19-2024 9:32 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...

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Coyote hunting season never ends in NH – and neither does the debate
02-24-2024 12:00 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

Chris Schadler considers coyotes to be “the most persecuted carnivore in North America.”When talking about the wild canids, it’s as though she’s standing up for a long-vilified, misunderstood creature – one that’s persevered with resilience and...


Sports betting raised $100M for education in first four years
02-19-2024 12:48 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the four years since New Hampshire legalized sports betting and teamed up with DraftKings, the partnership has contributed $100 million to public education, according to the New Hampshire Lottery. It’s one of several games run by the Lottery that...


Canadian consul general tells NH: The northern border is working
02-13-2024 3:43 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Canadian Consul General for New England Bernadette Jordan has a message for New Hampshire residents: “I think our border’s working very well.”The federal official, who was appointed to the post in the Boston consulate in December, said the U.S. and...


What increased flooding means for NH energy infrastructure
02-12-2024 3:06 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

When historic high-tide flooding struck Hampton Beach on a Saturday in January, Unitil received reports of submerged natural gas service meters and regulators. Gas technicians decided to proactively conduct door-to-door inspections – approximately...


Government transparency advocates prevail in slowing bill with public records fee
02-11-2024 11:02 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Under heavy lobbying from government transparency advocates, the House reversed itself Thursday and agreed to rethink a bill it passed last week that would allow communities to charge up to $25 an hour to fulfill requests for public records when doing...


Alcohol labeling bill creates divide
02-08-2024 1:59 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Aaron Share’s dog Blue has graced the cans – and premises – of To Share Brewing Company in Manchester for years. The black and white pit bull is the mascot of one of the brewery’s longest running labels: “Hugs and Belly Rubs.” Cans for the oatmeal...


State awards contract for waste characterization study
02-08-2024 1:50 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

The Department of Environmental Services will contract with an Orlando, Florida-based consultant to conduct a statewide waste characterization study – essentially a breakdown of what’s being thrown away in New Hampshire’s landfills.Officials have...


Bill aims to prevent more ‘horrifying’ treatment of children in state placement
02-07-2024 4:28 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Details of what the Office of the Child Advocate called “horrifying” abuse and neglect of two New Hampshire boys placed by the state in a Tennessee youth facility are behind legislation that would require the state to substantially increase its...


GOP bill would bar LGBTQ relationships from sex ed
02-06-2024 5:10 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering new guidelines for public school sex education that would bar teachers from discussing LGBTQ sexual relationships – and require all parents to opt into the instruction before students receive it.House Bill 1185...


House passes bill that could make public records requests costly
02-02-2024 2:45 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Requests for public documents, such as those that unearthed the shady sale of public land in Webster and over-inflated taxes in Nashua, could become pricey under a bill that cleared the House Thursday but will go before lawmakers again next week for...


Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws
02-01-2024 2:40 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Of the nearly dozen gun bills lawmakers will soon take up, one is particularly noteworthy because it’s backed by unlikely allies: mental health advocates and a pair of House members who’ve long been at opposite ends of firearm legislation.House Bill...


NH pharmacies can dispense new opioid reversal medication
01-25-2024 2:44 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services has issued a standing order to all pharmacies in the state to dispense nalmefene, a new overdose reversal medication.Nalmefene can be used like naloxone, or Narcan, to reverse overdoses as they are...


Senate Republicans file ‘Honesty in Education Act,’ reviving debate over parental disclosures
01-17-2024 12:19 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

In high school, Alice Wade spent a year planning how they would come out as transgender. And to be safe, they planned what to do if it went poorly.“When I was 15, I made plans for what I would do, and which friend’s house I would go to, and how I...


Dems consider new school funding approaches, with differing opinions
01-15-2024 3:27 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

House Democrats are advocating for an ambitious bill to change how New Hampshire funds its schools. But not all school funding advocates are supporting it.Sponsored by Rep. Dave Luneau, a Hopkinton Democrat, House Bill 1586 proposes allocating state...


State delays sale of Laconia property
01-11-2024 3:09 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state has delayed its closing on a $21.5 million sale of the former Laconia State School property a second time, but the deal remains on track, said Commissioner Charlie Arlinghaus of the state Department of Administrative Services.While there...


Some hospitals restore masking policy
01-10-2024 4:42 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

You may be asked to wear a mask the next time you visit a New Hampshire hospital or health care facility. The New Hampshire Hospital Association said Wednesday the change comes as hospitals are nearly full due to an increase in respiratory illnesses...


House passes bill prohibiting casinos from charging charities rent
01-04-2024 4:08 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Charities would no longer have to give up some of their winnings in rent payments to the casinos they partner with under a bill that passed in the House Thursday.Senate Bill 112, which cleared the House on a voice vote, would prohibit casinos from...


NH House passes bill to ban gender-affirming care for minors, sending bill to Senate
01-04-2024 2:45 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The New Hampshire House passed a bill to ban gender-affirming procedures for minors Thursday, in a 199-175 vote that edges the bill closer to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk.House Bill 619 would prohibit a doctor or other health care professional from...


Sanborns’ financial experts raised red flags over his planned use of pandemic funds
12-26-2023 5:29 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

As Concord Casino owner and former state Sen. Andy Sanborn awaits a decision on the fate of his state gaming license, an affidavit and emails he and his wife, state Rep. Laurie Sanborn, exchanged with financial consultants raised questions about their...


State says federal numbers on NH children who lost Medicaid are inflated, misleading
12-20-2023 5:59 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Federal officials are raising concerns about New Hampshire and eight other states they say are leading the country in terminating Medicaid coverage for children now that pandemic protections have ended. According to the Centers for Medicare and...

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