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NH Prison Guard Union Wants Contract to Address Staffing Crisis

A union representing prison guards is urging state officials to renew a labor contract as part of an ongoing effort to address a severe staffing shortage at state prisons. Teamsters Local 633 represents more than 380 state correctional officers. The … Continue reading

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Not Unexpectedly: Government Policies Helped Create the Opioid Epidemic

For years, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services included questions about pain management in patient satisfaction surveys that were linked to payment, encouraging a standard of patient-pleasing over good medicine. This fostered a culture that encouraged health care providers … Continue reading

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Patients With Mental Health Disorders Receive More Opioids, Study Suggests

People with anxiety and depression are disproportionately prescribed painkillers. That’s what new research from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center suggests, adding a complex layer to the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States and encouraging calls from New Hampshire’s congressional delegation to … Continue reading

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Northern Pass Public Hearings Begin, DES Nominee Questioned on Project

As the New Hampshire legislative session quickly comes to a close, the public hearings for the controversial Northern Pass project are just beginning to heat up. Thursday marked the first of three scheduled public statement hearings in Concord for people … Continue reading

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What Factors Led New Hampshire to Be Ground Zero for the Opioid Crisis?

It’s a well-known figure that New Hampshire has the second-highest per capita drug overdose deaths in the United States, right behind West Virginia. The state also has the highest rate of fentanyl-related overdose deaths per capita, leading researchers, health care providers, … Continue reading

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State, Local N.H. Communities Disagree on How to Handle U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal

As with the rest of the country, it appears New Hampshire is pretty divided on the Paris Climate Agreement. At the state level, Republicans are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the global climate … Continue reading

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What’s Funded in the Senate Finance Committee’s Budget?

The Senate Finance Committee finished crafting its version of the state budget on Wednesday. It largely resembles what Gov. Chris Sununu proposed in February, except for new business tax cuts and a multimillion dollar investment in mental health services. The … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Study Looks at How N.H. Women Legislators Cope with Work-Family Balance

With a legislature like New Hampshire’s, one would think that it would be easier for women to be elected into office and serve their local communities. A recent Dartmouth-led study has found that might not be the case. The research … Continue reading

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NH Legislature On Brink of Passing Funding Bill for Landlords…

Senate Bill 247 would essentially give landlords money to get rid of lead in apartments across the state. The bill doesn’t change the lead levels, 10 micrograms per deciliter, that require landlords to test for lead in their apartments with … Continue reading

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What Does the GOP Health Care Bill Mean for N.H. Residents in the North Country?

With the American Health Care Act moving to the U.S. Senate, some New Hampshire Republicans are cheering as the bill makes its way through the legislative process. Yet, for some Trump supporters in the Granite State, especially in the North Country, … Continue reading

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