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On our rundown today: the Russia probe expands to include an investigation into President Trump’s business transactions; the DREAM Act is back in Congress; and a scientific organization says the president’s nominee for a top science role at the USDA is unqualified.

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Public News Service - NH: Gun Violence Prevention

A measure is awaiting the signature of Gov. Chris Sununu that would repeal the current concealed carry restrictions in the Granite State. (Digital Journal-Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. -- A change in gun laws is close to taking effect in New Hampshire, and many police chiefs are concerned about its impact on local police officers. The National Rifle Association has called it an important piece of legislation that will allow Granite Staters to carry firearms in the

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 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

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

The national media has spent much of this week focused on the gun safety debate that’s playing out in the Granite State, and this weekend, locals have a chance to discuss ways to take action on that issue, and more.

CONCORD, N.H. - The national media has spent much of this week focused on the gun-safety debate that's playing out in the Granite State, and locals this weekend have a chance to discuss ways to take action on that issue and more. This year's New Hampshire Progressive Summit will be held this weeken

CONCORD, N.H. - A state House committee today is expected to release its recommendation about a bill which would repeal the criminal-history and protective-order background check for purchasing a handgun in New Hampshire. Under current law, says the bill's sole sponsor, Rep. Dan McGuire, R-Epsom, i

CONCORD, N.H. - Within one week in 2009, three people in New Hampshire bought guns from a single store store and used the firearms to kill themselves within hours of the purchase. The incidents were unrelated, but the situation got the attention of the state Medical Examiner's office and suicide pre

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