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PHOTO: Legal advocates are applauding the recent ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court that mandates a judicial hearing before any juvenile can get life without parole. Credit: Wiki Commons

CONCORD, N.H. - Young people convicted of first-degree murder can still get life without parole in the Granite State, but local advocates are applauding recent court rulings that at least grant them a hearing first. Gilles Bissonnette, staff attorney with the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, sa...Read More

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PHOTO: The proposed 28th Amendment fell short of the 60 U.S. Senate votes needed for passage last week. Voting rights advocates see it as a sign of the extent to which U.S. election fairness has been compromised. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

CONCORD, N.H. – The U.S. Senate debated the so-called Democracy for All Amendment last week – and then voted along party lines to kill what would have been the 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Supporters of the amendment say the Senate missed an opportunity to level the playing fiel...Read More

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PHOTO: Daniel Weeks with Open Democracy says New Hampshire residents know first hand about out of control spending as the U.S. Senate is set to vote today on an Amendment to restore spending limits. Credit: Sindiso Mnisi Weeks)

CONCORD, N.H. - Advocates for campaign finance reform say the U.S. Senate is expected to make an historic vote today on Senate Joint Resolution 19, the proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. With voters headed to the p...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds winter ticks are becoming more abundant in New Hampshire, in part because of less severe winters. The ticks pose a threat to the depleted New England moose population. Photo credit: Paul Anderson/Morguefile.

CONCORD, N.H. - With autumn around the corner, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) finds New Hampshire's winter tick population is growing because of climate change. More ticks spells bad news for the already-depleted New England moose population. Hunter and wildlife biologist ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge potential health risks from cell phone use earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Hoclab/Wikimedia Commons

NASHUA, N.H. - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell-phone use - but then suddenly backtracked. Sometime before early June, unnoticed by many in the media, the CDC posted significant new wording in a "Frequently ...Read More

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PHOTO: Even before actor Robin Williams died of apparent suicide, a local mental health professional says calls were already on the rise to 800-273-TALK. Granite Staters need to know the warning signs to prevent suicide. Graphic courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

CONCORD, N.H. – It can be shocking when someone as successful as actor Robin Williams takes his own life, but suicide prevention advocates in the Granite State caution not to be fooled by success. Suicide ranks as the number two cause of death for people in New Hampshire under the age of 34....Read More

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PHOTO: A measure pending in Congress would provide an earnings credit to account for time lost on the job while taking care of children, seniors or a family member with a disability. Photo courtesy AARP.

CONCORD, N.H. - Women still do the majority of care-giving in the Granite State. Local advocates say time lost at work not only costs them wages but reduces future retirement income. A measure pending in Congress is hoping to rectify that by giving Social Security credit to those who lose time at...Read More

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The EPA holds public hearings this week on proposed carbon emission standards. Advocates say there could be significant health benefits for the one in 10 New England residents who cope with asthma. Photo credit: Wknight94 / Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Supporters of the new regulations say they could save thousands of lives each year. Sharo...Read More

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