Republican National Convention launches Monday amid some grumbling over abortion stance
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by Jennifer Shutt
18h ago
A worker helps prepare the Fiserv Forum for the start of the Republican National Convention on July 11, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee from July 15-18. (Joe Raedle | Getty Images) WASHINGTON – Thousands of Republicans will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beginning Monday for the party’s presidential nominating convention – an opportunity for the GOP to showcase its candidates up and down the ballot and unify behind Donald Trump. The RNC released its trimmed-down party platform the week prior to the convention, after foregoing one en ..read more
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Biden at NATO press conference rebuts doubters: ‘I’m the best qualified to govern’
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by Ashley Murray
23h ago
President Joe Biden holds a news conference at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 11, 2024, in Washington, D.C. NATO leaders convened in Washington this week for the annual summit to discuss future strategies and commitments and mark the 75th anniversary of the alliance’s founding. (Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images) WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden dug in on his 2024 reelection bid Thursday at a solo press conference following the NATO summit in Washington, despite a growing list of rank-and-file Democrats and high-profile supporters urging him to abandon his campaign over suspected health concerns. Th ..read more
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Murder conviction. Bankruptcy. FBI sting. House candidate would like to explain.
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by Annmarie Timmins
1d ago
Mark Edgington of Hudson knows his murder conviction will make his run for the House difficult. (Courtesy) Hudson and Litchfield voters will have three choices in a two-seat floterial House race in the September Republican primary: a longtime incumbent, a former legislator, and a man who moved into a Hudson rental about two months ago.  Mark Edgington, 53, is unique in other ways too.  In 1989, Edgington pleaded “no contest” to the second-degree murder of a Florida man he says he did not kill. A candidate running on fiscal responsibility, Edgington declared bankruptcy in 2004. He su ..read more
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Gas taxes can’t pay for roads much longer, but Amazon deliveries might
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by Alex Brown
1d ago
An Amazon truck makes deliveries in Wheeling, Ill., earlier this year. Some states have passed or considered measures that would impose a fee on retail deliveries in order to provide funding for road maintenance. (Nam Y. Huh | The Associated Press) For decades, states have relied on gas taxes to provide much of the money to maintain roads and bridges. But as cars become more fuel efficient, and some Americans switch to electric vehicles, state leaders say the gas tax won’t pay the bills for much longer. At the same time, many cities have seen their streets crowded with delivery trucks from Am ..read more
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GOP plan to reverse final Title IX rule passes U.S. House, but Biden says he’d veto
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by Shauneen Miranda
2d ago
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is pictured on Thursday, March 14, 2024. (Jennifer Shutt | States Newsroom) WASHINGTON – The U.S. House on Thursday passed a measure to reverse an Education Department rule seeking to extend federal discrimination protections for LGBTQ students, though President Joe Biden has vowed to veto the legislation should it land on his desk. House passage of the resolution on a party-line vote, 210-205, is part of a barrage of GOP pushback at the state and federal levels to the Biden administration’s final rule for Title IX since its April release. For all sc ..read more
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U.S. House fails to pass measure to hold attorney general in ‘inherent contempt’
New Hampshire Bulletin
by Shauneen Miranda
2d ago
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, a Florida Republican, speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on June 26, 2024. Luna recently introduced a resolution to fine Attorney General Merrick Garland for not turning over audio tapes of President Joe Biden’s interview with then-Justice Department special counsel Robert K. Hur. (Samuel Corum | Getty Images) WASHINGTON – In the latest U.S. House Republican attempt to secure audio tapes from the U.S. Justice Department special counsel’s interview with President Joe Biden, the U.S. House on Thursday rejected Florida Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s res ..read more
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President Biden declares ‘major disaster’ in New Hampshire over April nor’easter
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by Claire Sullivan
2d ago
Getty Images President Joe Biden granted a request from the governor on Wednesday to declare a major disaster in New Hampshire as a result of the April nor’easter that left thousands without power. The declaration allows communities in four counties – Belknap, Carroll, Rockingham, and Sullivan – “to move forward with seeking federal funding assistance,” according to an announcement from the governor’s office.  A preliminary damage assessment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates the cost of statewide response efforts at more than $6.7 million, according to the governor’s ..read more
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More dentists are agreeing to see Medicaid patients – but not enough to meet demand
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by Annmarie Timmins
2d ago
Some dental health providers are apprehensive about the unknowns of a new Medicaid program. (Getty Images) It took oral health advocates nearly 25 years to persuade lawmakers to provide adults on Medicaid coverage for basic dental care. Gail Brown, one of those advocates, said she saw that investment pay dividends in far less time. Brown was stopped this spring while bringing cakes to a party celebrating New Hampshire Smiles’ first year by a woman who wanted her to know how grateful her neighbor was to finally be able to see a dentist. Brown had heard something similar that morning when she p ..read more
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Unprecedented financial losses at health care organizations pose risk to primary care access in NH
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by Kris McCracken
2d ago
Federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs, are required to serve medically underserved geographic areas with a shortage of primary care services. (Getty Images) As the president and chief executive officer of Amoskeag Health, a nonprofit federally qualified health center (FQHC) that has served Manchester since 1993, I am writing today to urgently address the collective financial crisis New Hampshire’s community health centers are facing. Driven by a perfect storm of financial pressures, including an erosion of support from some funding sources and reimbursement rates not keeping pace ..read more
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U.S. House passes bill requiring proof of citizenship to vote in federal races
New Hampshire Bulletin
by Lia Chien
3d ago
Voters walk into cast their ballots at the Center Point Church on Nov. 8, 2022, in Orem, Utah. (George Frey | Getty Images) WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would require individuals registering to vote to provide proof of citizenship to participate in federal elections. The legislation, passed 221-198, would also require states to check their voter rolls for registered noncitizens. The Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, or SAVE, is intended to prevent noncitizens from voting. That act is already illegal, since under current U.S. law, only cit ..read more
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