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Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.

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Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.

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New Hampshire

Before getting a criminal annulment, people can review a checklist provided by the state of New Hampshire to ensure they're eligible. Otherwise, they could be stuck waiting for a few years before being able to apply again. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NH Legal Clinic to Aid in Criminal-Record Annulment

Most criminal offenses can be annulled except for violent crimes and those involving obstruction of government administration. An upcoming legal …

According to the Recovery Ecosystem Index Mapping Tool, a little more than half of drug-related deaths between 2015 and 2019 in New Hampshire were white people with at least a high school education, ages 15-64. (Adobe Stock)
New Tool Maps Substance-Use Recovery Hotspots

A new tool is locating areas in the U.S. in need of robust recovery systems for people dealing with substance abuse. The Recovery Ecosystem Index …


In the U.S., some 67% of firefighters are volunteers, according to the National Volunteer Fire Council. In New Hampshire, the percentage is even higher. (National Volunteer Fire Council)
Shortage of Volunteers Forces NH Fire Depts. to Step Up Recruitment

If you dial 911, it is more than likely a volunteer firefighter will respond to your emergency, but in the Granite State, there are not enough …

This year, more than 70% of attempts to restrict library resources targeted multiple titles. (Adobe Stock)
Banned Books Week Highlighted in NH Libraries

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …


In recent weeks, voters in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District have received a series of four political mailers that fail to identify the sender. (Office of the Attorney General)
State AG Investigates Anonymous Campaign Ads

State attorney general John Formella's office is continuing to investigate four anonymous mailers sent to voters in the 2nd Congressional District jus…

A new report finds the number of Granite State children living in single-parent families has risen slightly, from 27% in the years 2008-2012 to 29% in the years 2016-2020. (Kelberpicui/Adobe Stock)
Report: New Hampshire Ranks 2nd for Child Well-Being

New Hampshire ranks second in the country on measures of child well-being, according to the new 2022 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey …


A spike in natural-gas prices is expected to double the cost of electricity in New Hampshire. (Adobe Stock)
Granite Staters Face Energy-Cost Woes: Help Is Out There

As New Hampshire faces another week of hot, humid temperatures, its residents also are bracing for a dramatic spike in energy bills. As a result of …

When a juvenile commits a crime in New Hampshire, unpaid restitution can lead to detention. (Adobe Stock)
Report Calls Restitution System 'Broken,' Urges Reforms

A new report found imposing restitution on youth offenders often leads to higher recidivism rates for children, pressure on families and further …


The Granite State's Committee on Voter Confidence includes Democrats, Republicans and independents. (Adobe Stock)
NH Committee on Voter Confidence Meets Today

The Special Committee on Voter Confidence holds a meeting today to hear from voters and educate people on how the state's elections work. Nearly 60%…

The Department of Education is collecting backpacks for Granite Staters in need until Aug. 12. (Mark/Adobe Stock)
NH Education Department Holds Backpack Drive for Students In Need

The New Hampshire Department of Education is collecting new backpacks for students whose families may need some help this year getting those back-to-s…


The Northern Rail Trail, where people with mobility issues will soon be able to partner with volunteer cyclists to access, runs 58 miles in western New Hampshire. (Wikimedia Commons)
NH Groups Receive Grants to Make Communities More "Livable"

Four projects in New Hampshire have been awarded grants from AARP to make communities more livable, especially for older residents. Types of …

Spongy moth egg masses are typically found on tree trunks and branches, but also sometimes on stone walls, furniture, houses or cars. (Mark Van Dam/Adobe Stock)
Forest Expert to Landowners: Wait Out Spongy Moth Outbreak

Defoliated trees Granite Staters come across this summer may be a result of the spongy moth caterpillar, formerly known as the gypsy moth. The New …


 

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