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Photo: Rep Paul Ryan calls the 5 trillion dollars in cuts in the GOP budget a "path to prosperity" but NH advocates say they could be devastating to Granite Staters of all ages.

CONCORD, N.Y. – Most simply call it the Ryan budget – the House spending plan that calls for $5 trillion in cuts over 10 years. Local advocates say it could be devastating for Granite Staters of all ages. Stephen Gorin, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers...Read More

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PHOTO: Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy swung in favor of "big spenders" in the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

CONCORD, N.H. – Another important campaign finance decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking both celebration and consternation across the country. Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress, calls the 5-to-4 decision in McCutcheon v. the Fed...Read More

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CONCORD, N.H. - It's a mixed bag in the Granite State for how children of all races are progressing, according to a new report. New Hampshire measures on par with the national average when it comes to most kids, said Ellen Fineberg, executive director of New Hampshire Kids Count, but there is a big...Read More

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PHOTO: The state House is in recess, but a stark choice faces lawmakers who want to put a plug in the flow of so-called "dark money" into the Granite State. Credit: Wiki Commons

CONCORD, N.H. - The state House of Representatives is in recess, but members who are trying to curb the flow of so-called "dark money" into the Granite State are pondering some difficult options. Some legislators, such as Rep. Bob Perry, want to put a plug in the flow of outside money. They face a s...Read More

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PHOTO: Ellen Read says she pushed hard in Newmarket, N.H., to get the town council to take up a resolution against the Citizens United decision. Photo credit: Ellen Read

LYME, N.H. – At annual town meetings across New Hampshire this week, citizens are voting on resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizens United that has allowed billions of dollars from special interests to flow into election campa...Read More

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PHOTO: Electronic cigarettes, hookah pens, e-hookahs and vape pipes are growing in popularity in New Hampshire, but experts say there isnít enough science about how safe they are. Credit: Michael Dorausch, Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - Electronic cigarettes - also known as e-hookahs, hookah pens and vape pipes - are growing in popularity in New Hampshire. Celebrities in advertisements tout them as a safer alternative to smoking. But experts say there isn't enough science to back up those claims. It's estimated that...Read More

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PHOTO: Trucks on New Hampshire roadways will face stricter fuel-efficiency standards under a new directive aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: morguefile.com.

NASHUA, N.H. - Big trucks making their way across New Hampshire will be held to tighter fuel standards in the coming years. President Obama has directed federal agencies to develop higher fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March of 2016, and Peter Shattuck of Environmen...Read More

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CONCORD, N.H. - It's time to stop stressing over the fast-approaching Internal Revenue Service (IRS) deadline, because free expert help is available for many tax filers in the Granite State. Jan Nedleka, state coordinator, AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program for AARP-NH, is one of hundreds of New Hamps...Read More

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