First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says she supports extending the open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Shea-Porter says it’s important people have the time they need to enroll after what she describes as a deplorable roll out of the health insurance exchanges.
“If they are delayed a few weeks because they couldn’t get online, yes. But I’m not for delaying the individual mandate for a year or anything like that. Just kind of extending the enrollment period for a few weeks.”
New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is asking the Obama Administration to extend the deadline for enrollment in the new Obamacare health exchanges. This move follows the rocky rollout of the insurance registration website.
Abigail Hernandez has now been missing for 19 days. Although thousands of acres have been combed and hundreds of tips have been followed, both the FBI and local police still don't know what happened between 3 and 4 in the afternoon on October 9th when Abby disappeared. Despite this, the Hernandez family and the local community remain hopeful. On Saturday night nearly 500 people attended a flashlight vigil in Schouler Park in downtown North Conway meant to light the way home for Abby. Sean Hurley was there and has this report.
When you hear the phrase "historic preservation," images of Victorian mansions, federalist homes, and gothic revival churches might come to mind. And those styles are all important parts of the state's architectural landscape. But in rural areas, a smaller, simpler type of building is just as important to preservation advocates: grange halls.
The union representing most state workers is asking its leaders to meet Tuesday to vote on a possible contract settlement with New Hampshire. The State Employees' Association says negotiations had been scheduled to enter fact-finding but negotiations took a positive turn and a potential settlement was reached between the state and the union bargaining team.
With pumpkin season in full swing, many Granite Staters are enjoying baked goods, snacks, and beverages flavored with this signature fall fruit. And then, of course, there's the annual rite of pumpkin carving. Weekend Edition host Amanda Loder talked with TheHeart of New England e-magazine's Marcia Passos Duffy about how to wring pumpkin flavor out of post-Halloween jack-o-lantern remains.
According to new research out of UNH, the same event that spelled the end of the dinosaurs nearly did in bees as well. An investigation into the genome of the small carpenter bee shows bee evolution ground to nearly a halt right around the time dinosaurs died out.
UNH professor Sandra Rehan was busy mapping out the ancestral trees of the four tribes of carpenter bees she studies when she noticed something funny: around 65 million years ago evolution paused.