Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

Seattle Stupid: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive

A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive. No, this is not a joke. … According to the Times, Councilmember Larry Gossett … Continue reading

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Is There a NH Beer Brewed Specially for Menopausal Women? Yup!

When New Hampshire brewery owner Joanne Francis first floated her idea for a new kind of beer a few years ago, her employees reacted, she says, with disgust and horror. Her idea: a beer for women in menopause. Why not, … Continue reading

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Republicans And Democrats Don’t Agree, Don’t Like Each Other And It’s Worse Than Ever

“The fact that Republicans and Democrats differ on these fundamental issues is probably not a surprise, but the magnitude of the difference is striking, and particularly how the differences have grown in recent years and where they’ve grown,” Carroll Doherty, … Continue reading

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NH State-Wide donation drive for Puerto Rico exceeds expectations

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s state donation drive for Puerto Rico has wrapped up with officials saying the number of donations far exceeded expectations. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he’s heartened by the support, saying he’s thankful so many … Continue reading

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Rep. Cushing to PUC: Don’t Let ‘Polluter’ Eversource Buy Aquarion Water

A state lawmaker says Eversource Energy shouldn’t be allowed to buy Aquarion Water because Eversource was one of the polluters of the Coakley Superfund Site on the Seacoast years ago and is liable for about 2 percent of the cleanup. … Continue reading

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Right to Know NH Bills for 2018

The Right-to-Know Law changes as new bills pass into law. Almost every year there are proposed bills to amend the Right-to-Know Law. This year, Right to Know NH has proposed 7 bills to strengthen the ability of citizens of New … Continue reading

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Why Did US Dept. of Ed. Rescind Obama Sexual-Harassment Guidance – Lack of Statutory Authority

There’s an important backstory to Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent announcement that the Department of Education (DOE) is rescinding its Obama-era “guidance” on sexual harassment, including sexual assault. Regulations or “guidance” must be based on statutory authority, but there is a … Continue reading

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A Quick Note About Driving on Those Roads You “Own”

I could probably write a post every week about “driving, ” but for the moment let’s limit this to a discussion about situational awareness and lane departures. Are you aware how often you drift over the yellow line on roads with … Continue reading

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Ellen Kolb: Compassion in Action

The grind-it-out side of public policy occupied me this morning, as I went to the State House to listen to a subcommittee patiently work out the language of a bill. That done, I walked outside to see what was up … Continue reading

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After Decriminalization, Supporters Call for Marijuana Legalization.

Less than a month after decriminalizing marijuana, legislators and lobbyists have begun open discussions on the potential legalization of marijuana in New Hampshire. The General Court’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety subcommittee work session met on Wednesday morning to discuss HB … Continue reading

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