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 Sept. 6: Rename Mount Washington?

Sep 06, 2015

As we all enjoy our Labor Day weekend, here are some news bits from the week.

The White House decision to rename Alaska’s majestic Mount McKinley as Denali precipitated discussion here about renaming Mount Washington. To what? Agiocochook.

According to the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 30: Emergency funding approved for state parks

Aug 30, 2015

With the two-year state budget in a state of limbo, state leaders have had to resort to emergency funding to keep certain services in operation.

This week, for example, the legislative fiscal committee approved $1.5 million in emergency funds to keep the state parks open for the foliage...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 23: Still no deal on state budget

Aug 23, 2015

Another week and still no break in the stalemate on the state budget between the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature.

The latest entreaty from the GOP legislative leadership was rejected by Gov. Maggie Hassan, who said the offer to fund state employees’ pay...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 16: Domestic violence bills signed

Aug 16, 2015

They’ve already become law; nevertheless, Gov. Maggie Hassan used a ceremonial signing this week to trumpet three domestic violence measures that had her and the Legislature’s support.

The three bills were:
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NH Week in Review for Aug. 9: GOP council scuttles Planned Parenthood funding

Aug 09, 2015

The country’s political fight over abortion rights came to the Granite State’s front door last week with the Republican-dominated Executive Council voting to withhold funding of Planned Parenthood.

Nationally, conservatives have been critical of Planned Parenthood of late with the release...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 2: NH drug czar at center of addiction storm

Aug 02, 2015

New Hampshire is in the midst of a heroin addiction crisis.

Communities are wrestling with ways to combat the problem. This week, the city of Manchester held a community forum to discuss the problem. As Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard noted (in a...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 26: Hassan budget trial balloon popped by GOP

Jul 26, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan, backed by fellow Democrats in the Legislature, floated a compromise this week to resolve the stalemate over a new state budget with Republican leadership in the House and Senate.

But Republicans wanted nothing of it, shooting down the proposal almost as soon as it was...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 19: NH primary revs into higher gear

Jul 19, 2015

You almost couldn’t help but bump into a candidate for president on Thursday of this week. There were four candidates making stops throughout the state, three Republicans and a Democrat, underscoring the importance of this first-in-the-nation primary state.

Among Republicans, Donald Trump...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 12: Hassan vetoes constitutional carry, signs capital budget

Jul 12, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan this week was busy with her pen - both signing and vetoing legislation.

Among the legislation she vetoed was a measure to allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons without the need for an additional permit, so-called constitutional carry. Among the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 5: Fiscal year starts without state budget

Jul 05, 2015

Happy Fourth of July everyone, and - in a sense -- happy new year, at least, in the fiscal year sense.

The fact that July 1 marked the start of fiscal 2016 is significant in New Hampshire because the state doesn’t have a new budget to start the new fiscal year.

The Granite State...Read more

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