New Hampshire has signed on to two amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court defending the right for same-sex couples to marry.
The briefs encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and California’s Proposition 8.
“Because encouraging strong marriages for loving couples strengthens families and communities. We are urging the Supreme Court to strike down these discriminatory measures because all New Hampshire married couples should receive fair and equal treatment from the federal government,” said Governor Maggie Hassan.
This weekend, the stage version of “To Kill a Mockingbird” premieres at the Rochester Opera House. Reporter Sean Hurley introduces some of the cast and crew members to us in an audio version of a playbill. In this case, their stories go a little deeper than the blurb in an average program.
The Public Utilities Commission is asking an electricity supplier that was suspended from selling power in the New England grid to explain why it shouldn’t be subject to penalties in New Hampshire.
The PUC wants Power New England and Resident Power to account for a number of possible violations.
Resident Power is an aggregator that gathers up electricity customers and delivers them to a supplier. Power New England actually supplies electricity. Gus Fromuth is part owner of Power New England, and his son Bart is Managing Director of Resident Power.
New Hampshire has the fourth-lowest percentage of young people in jail.
That’s according to a study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The study released Wednesday uses Census data and finds that nationwide, incarceration of people under 21 years old reached a 35-year low in 2010.
In New Hampshire, the rate of incarceration dropped 37 percent from 1995 to 2010.
In 1966, while working for Sanders, a defense contractor in Nashua that is today a part of BAE Systems, Ralph Baer began secretly working on his invention. He didn't have a name for it at the time so it was hard to sell to his superiors. No one knew what a "video game" was.
With much of the state under yet another heavy snow warning tomorrow, road conditions could quickly get dicey. But if predictions hold, travelers at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport shouldn’t have much trouble flying out.
Airport Assistant Director Tom Malafronte says the Manchester airport hasn’t shut down because of snow for 23 years. And for this forecasted wintery mix, he says most flights should go out.
A bill requiring New Hampshire health care workers undergo random drug testing went before a House committee on Tuesday.
The bill comes after a former Exeter Hospital medical technician was accused of infecting more than 30 patients with Hepatitis C. Officials say David Kwiatkowski injected himself and then reused the needles.
Opponents of the bill say going after other innocent employees is not the answer.
Gary Cahoon operates Friendship Manor, a retirement home in New Ipswich.
As the New Hampshire House prepares to vote on a plan to increase the gas tax by 15 cents, the bill’s lead sponsor is working to undo the damage of an email he sent top Democrats where he called the gas tax increase “a gift that keeps on giving.”