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The State Employees Association, the largest public sector union in the state, is filing an unfair labor practice complaint against the Governor’s office for what it calls a “refusal” to negotiate.

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During America’s Revolutionary War, a woman named Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army. She served 17 months before being wounded and honorably discharged. Today she has become a symbol of the bravery women have shown in service to our country, and she’s now the namesake of the Deborah Sampson Act, which is legislation designed to addresses gender disparities at VA hospitals. New Hampshire democratic Senator Maggie Hassan co-introduced the legislation. She spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello.

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Many New Hampshire restaurants will be offering new dishes as part of this year’s “Restaurant Week.”

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It’s tough to find a venue in New Hampshire to view modern dance.  While “Nutcrackers” abound at the holidays and international dance troupes turn up at the big theatres, modern dance is a far more elusive creature.

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Unfortunately, passing the Equinox, doesn't flip a switch on the weather. While we may be ready for spring temperatures and mild breezes, this week's winds and cold are a reminder that winter will not "go quietly into that good night." While it may not feel like spring, take solace from the fact that heading back to New Hampshire from the tropics, right now, are some of the most melodious songsters that we have: the woodland thrushes. 

  

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  Police say a New Hampshire corrections officer is being held at the county jail where he works, accused of attempting to bring in heroin.

The Strafford County Sheriff's office says 25-year-old Bryant Shipman, of Rochester, was detained before entering the jail.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports Sheriff David Dubois said Wednesday the investigation has been ongoing for about a month.

Shipman is being held on $35,000 cash bail at the Strafford County Jail.

He's scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

Chris Jensen

  The Trump administration is looking to cut a federal program state officials say has helped boost the economy in New Hampshire’s northernmost regions.

The Northern Border Regional Commission was created in 2010, and targets economic development in rural areas of New Hampshire and three other Canadian border states.

The program is eliminated in the Trump administration's initial budget proposal, saving roughly $7 million.

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A bill seeking to legalize needle exchange programs in New Hampshire passed the full Senate Thursday and now heads to the House. 

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A bill seeking to open two casinos in New Hampshire passed the full Senate Thursday 13 votes to 10.

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The New Hampshire Senate has passed a measure to send nearly $37 million to cities and towns to repair roads and bridges.

The bill passed unanimously. Gov. Chris Sununu included a similar proposal in his budget plan. 

Senator Lou D’Allesandro told his colleagues on the floor Thursday it’s time the state helped local communities with their building projects. 

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