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Every week, we help you dig deeper into the policy issues that shape life in the Granite State. Explore our highlights to learn about the latest news, discuss hot policy questions, and engage with other New Hampshire citizens.

Last updated: June 18, 2018. This page is updated every Monday.

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Our articles get behind the news to give you deeper insight into how policies are made, exploring both sides of every issue.

drug overdose deaths

Drug deaths up again in 2017

June 15, 2018
Overdose deaths reached an all-time high in New Hampshire in 2017, according to the latest data from the chief medical examiner.  There were 487 drug deaths in 2017. Almost three-... read more or have your say »
Learn more about issues related to this article: Heroin Addiction: Treatment Funding
NH veterans health care

Sununu signs bill to allow VA doctors at private hospitals

June 13, 2018
This week Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill allowing Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to provide services at any medical facility in New Hampshire, not just the Manchester VA Medical... read more or have your say »
Learn more about issues related to this article: Veterans and the Military
Learn about elected officals mentioned in this article: Christopher Sununu
LGBTQ rights

Sununu signs LGBTQ protections

June 11, 2018
Last week Gov. Chris Sununu signed two notable bills to protect LGBTQ citizens. LGBTQ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning. The first... read more or have your say »
Learn more about issues related to this article: Gay and Transgender Rights
Learn about elected officals mentioned in this article: Christopher Sununu
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Our issue pages provide in-depth background on key policy debates, from the latest updates to voting records and detailed pro and con arguments.

Right-to-Know and Transparency

June 13, 2018
Article 8 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights states, “the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.” New Hampshire... read more or have your say »
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Juneteenth

Celebrating Juneteenth in NH?

June 13, 2018
Juneteenth occurs on June 19 and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It was on that day in 1865 when, according to the official Juneteenth web site, Union... read more or have your say »
Mount Sunapee skiing

Vail Resorts to take over Mount Sunapee

June 11, 2018
The recent sale of the Mount Sunapee ski resort to Vail Resorts, a Colorado company that owns several ski areas, has raised concerns about the lease arrangements involving the... read more or have your say »
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The results of our most popular daily discussions are summarized as Citizen Voices reports. These are sent to media and interested citizens and, when relevant, presented as testimony at public hearings.

Do armed citizens prevent mass shootings?

June 13, 2018
A gunman in Oklahoma City recently shot and wounded 3 people at a restaurant before being killed by two armed civilian bystanders. Some have pointed to this incident as proof that... read more
Learn more about issues related to this article: Gun Laws
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