Week in Review

The Week in Review carefully examines the latest developments affecting civic life in New Hampshire over the past week and what they mean for citizens. 

NH Week in Review for July 24: New Hampshire at RNC in Cleveland

Jul 24, 2016

National attention was focused last week on Cleveland, Ohio, and New Hampshire certainly had a role at the Republican National Convention there.

From Dump Trump to putting Hillary Clinton in front of a firing squad, Granite Staters had their share...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 17: State starts testing blood for water contaminants

Jul 17, 2016

The state this week started a process to test the blood of anyone who might have consumed contaminated water in various parts of New Hampshire.

Under the supervision of the state Department of Health and Human Services,...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 10: Election season in full swing

Jul 10, 2016

The end of the legislative session puts greater attention on the many races for public office in New Hampshire.

The Fourth of July holiday was prime time for candidates to get out and about, walking in parades that many communities hold. See an NH1 story...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 3: Sununu backs Planned Parenthood contract

Jul 03, 2016

Last year, Executive Councilor Christopher Sununu was the swing vote to deny Planned Parenthood a state contract for health services.

On Wednesday, he was the swing vote again, this time to approve a $638,000 contract for...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 26: More bills signed to fight drug crisis

Jun 26, 2016

If there’s an overriding theme as the curtain closes on this year’s legislative session, it’s the heroin and opioid epidemic and what lawmakers and the governor have done to fight it. This week, as in other recent weeks, Gov....Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 19: Granite Hammer funded for state

Jun 19, 2016

Operation Granite Hammer, used in Manchester to fight heroin distribution, will be rolled out statewide as a result of action taken this week in the Statehouse.

The Legislature, called back to Concord on Thursday to...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 12: Hassan signs, vetoes bills

Jun 12, 2016

As the state Legislature finished up its work the previous week, it was Gov. Maggie Hassan’s turn to decide which of the bills she would sign or veto.

Among the bills she signed this week were:

  • SB 534 to implement a system of care for children’s behavioral health. See an NHPR...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 5: Legislature closes out session ... sort of

Jun 05, 2016

The New Hampshire Legislature supposedly finished its work on Wednesday, having considered about 1,000 bills over the course of the session that started in January.

But lawmakers aren’t quite done yet. One bill, killed on the last day of the session, became enough of an issue that the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 29: Big changes coming to NH Senate

May 29, 2016

The New Hampshire Senate is made up of 24 members, eight of whom are not running for re-election in 2016.

Of those eight, six are Republicans, the majority party in the Senate (as well as the New Hampshire House).

The filing deadline to run for office this year is June 10. With the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 22: EPA sets water contaminant levels

May 22, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that 70 parts per trillion is the minimum acceptable level of two chemicals linked to some cancers that have been found in the drinking water in parts of the state...Read more

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