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5:29 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Photo Identification of Voters Becomes Law

The Legislature has overridden Governor Lynch’s veto of a voter ID law. The bill allows a variety of forms this fall—including student IDs. Starting next year, only government issued identifications, including driver’s licenses, military ID’s and passports will be accepted.

Representative David Bates of Windham told colleagues that tighter restrictions are needed to ensure fair elections.

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4:54 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Sen. Shaheen Pushes For Student Loan Deal

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire Community College Chancellor Ross Gittell are calling on Congress to hold down interest rates on school loans. The rates are scheduled to double for new federal subsidized Stafford loans on July first.

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4:46 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Another Patient Tests Positive for Hep C

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says another Exeter Hospital patient has tested positive for the original strain of hepatitis C. This brings the total count to 21—20 patients and 1 hospital employee.

The current testing pool includes anyone associated with the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab or recovery room between October 1, 2010 and May 25, 2012.

New Hampshire Director of Public Health, José Montero, says that the DHHS continues to work in close collaboration with Exeter Hospital while the CDC independently checks testing results.

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4:24 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Governor's Veto Of Fetal Homicide Bill Stands

New Hampshire's House has failed to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill that expanded the state's homicide law to include causing the death of a fetus.

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4:22 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Legislature Overrides Veto On Ed Tax Credits

New Hampshire's Legislature has voted to override a bill vetoed by Gov. John Lynch that is intended to help public school students switch to private schools.

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2:35 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Legislature Overrides Veto On Abortion Bill

New Hampshire's Legislature has voted to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill banning partial-birth abortions.

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12:55 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Senate Fails To Override Right to Publicity Veto

Gov. John Lynch's veto of a "right to publicity" bill motivated by J.D. Salinger's family will stand, after the New Hampshire Senate failed to get enough votes to override it.

The bill would have extended the state's "common law right to control the commercial use of one's identity" for 70 years beyond someone's death. It was sponsored at the request of Salinger's heirs who said they were offended by the use of "The Catcher in the Rye" author's image and name on items such as coffee mugs.

Salinger, who died in 2010, spent much of his life in rural Cornish.

NH News
12:08 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Senate Fails To Override Medical Marijuana Veto

The New Hampshire Senate has failed to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill that would legalize the home cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes.

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12:00 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. House Fails To Override Negotiating Veto

New Hampshire's House has failed to override a vetoed bill that would require a legislative fiscal committee to approve all collective bargaining agreements entered into by the state.

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NH News
5:58 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Promotes HIV Testing

HIV Rapid Test Kit

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is leading a statewide effort to help residents get tested.

Seventeen New Hampshire testing sites are offering a rapid-response oral HIV test. The screening requires only a saliva swab and produces results in 20 minutes. If the test comes back positive, then the next step is a blood test.  

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3:03 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Gov. Candidates at Loggerheads on School Choice

On Wednesday, the legislature will vote on whether or not to override Governor John Lynch’s veto of a bill supporters call School Choice Scholarship Act.

Both Democratic gubernatorial candidates are calling on the legislature to uphold the governor’s veto. Their republican opponents came out in support of the school choice bill last week. There are two, nearly identical, versions of the education tax credit coming back before the legislature tomorrow.

At a campaign event Tuesday,  Maggie Hassan used the veto vote to lash out at one of her Republican opponents.

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2:56 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Veto Day Arrives at Statehouse

Dennis Sylvester Hurd Flickr Creative Commons

With 15 vetoes, the most ever by a Governor in a single session, John Lynch hasn’t been shy about wielding his power. Now, Republicans will work to override some of those measures when they gather in Concord on Wednesday.

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NH News
4:15 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

President Obama Visits New Hampshire

President Obama speaks at a rally at Oyster River High School today in Durham.
Todd Bookman NHPR

The President told the crowd inside Oyster River High School how great it was to be back in New Hampshire. This was his first official campaign stop in the Granite State, a state he carried in 2008.

Obama says the promises he made four years ago still stand.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Jury Still Out on N.H. Court Overhaul

Orangesparrow Flickr Creative Commons

Let’s say your teenager gets caught shoplifting. Or maybe your Uncle Morty dies and you’ve got to settle his estate.

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3:00 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Concord Exhibit Showcases Traditional Art Forms

State Library entrance
Ryan Lessard NHPR

The State Library in Concord has completed renovations in its second floor Map Room and, this summer the public will find an exhibit there called “Shaping our Heritage: Celebrating Traditional Arts Apprenticeships in New Hampshire.”

The first thing you notice when you walk into the State Library’s map room is the natural light.  It pours in from the white laminate skylights of the arched coffered ceiling.  Every item on display, lining the perimeter walls and the center installations, is accompanied by photographs of the artists always in pairs.

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