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On the same day thousands marched in the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, about 50 locals held a vigil in solidarity with the march. (Joshua Lang).

CONCORD, N.H. – The Native Nations Rise March received major news coverage over the weekend. New Hampshire Native Americans and their supporters held a candlelight vigil in Concord Friday evening. And New Hampshire indigenous organizer Sterling Chase says more than 50 people were in attendan

Opponents of a measure to repeal the Granite State's concealed carry gun law say it would put public safety at risk. (Moms Demand Action NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – This is the legislative priority? That's what opponents of a measure to repeal the state's concealed carry gun law are asking as the measure appears ready to advance in the state Senate. The vote in the full Senate could come as early as next week, and Zandra Rice Hawkins,

New Hampshire voting-rights advocates will be following up on reports of long lines and any other Election Day 2016 issues with an eye to recommending changes to modernize the system. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - If you were one of the Granite Staters who stood in a long line to cast your ballot, voting-rights advocates will be tracking what happened this year on Election Day to urge lawmakers to make changes for future elections. There were limited problems with voters being turned away in

A new

CONCORD, N.H. - Cities in the Granite State are trailing others in New England and the nation for providing legal protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, according to a new report. Xavier Persad, legislative counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, said the good ne

New Hampshire lawmakers' failure to override Gov. Maggie Hassen's veto of SB 336 means permits are still required to carry a concealed weapon in the state. (Augustas Did˛galvis/wikimedia)

CONCORD, N. H. – The right to carry a concealed weapon in the Granite State will still require a permit, as state lawmakers failed last week to override the governor's veto. Gov. Maggie Hassen vetoed Senate Bill 336, a measure supported by the gun lobby that would have allowed anyone to carry

Granite State Democrats held a sit-in at the State House on Thursday to show solidarity with Democrats who were blocking business in the U.S. House to demand action on gun control measures. (via Twitter/katbeep).

CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic lawmakers in the Granite State echoed the national scene on Thursday when they staged a sit-in at the State House to show solidarity with lawmakers who were blocking business on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep. Katherine Rogers helped organize the action. She says

Supporters of an anti-discrimination measure to protect pregnant women in New Hampshire workplaces say they're optimistic that SB 488 will pass. (Granite State Progress)<br />

CONCORD, N.H. - The goal is to allow Granite State women to remain in the workforce during pregnancy. A measure to provide them reasonable accommodations by local employers is headed this week to the full state Senate. Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director for the Granite State Progress Educatio

The Sununu Youth Center is one of 80 prisons nationwide that a new national campaign called Youth First says should be shut down. (Google Earth)

CONCORD, N.H. - A group of youth advocates are calling for the Sununu Youth Center in Manchester to be shut down. "Youth First" is a new national campaign calling for the closure of 80 of the nation's oldest and largest youth prisons. Sununu Center is on the list because of its size. Liz Ryan, pres

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