New Hampshire labor unions are calling on Congressmen Bass and Guinta to avert automatic budget cuts, laid out in a deficit reduction deal between Democrats and Republicans last year. As things stand now, on January 1st mandatory budget cuts will be imposed on defense spending, Medicare, and discretionary spending – unless the current members of Congress do something to stop them.
No matter who wins on November 6th, President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Mark Mackenzie says, it will be this year’s lame duck Congress who will have to deal with automatic cuts.
The suspect charged in the death of UNH student Lizzi Marriott will be arraigned in Dover District court Monday.
At a press conference Saturday afternoon, authorities revealed they had information confirming the 19-year-old's death, but that they have yet to recover her body.
"This is still an active and ongoing investigation. We are, at this point only 24 hours in and, as you are aware, the search for her was ongoing for a period of about two days or so. But now, obviously, that has changed."
The Local Government center will return twenty-two-and-a-half million dollars to its members. The board will return the money as a contribution holiday payment, which lowers the amount members pay over the coverage year.
Forty-five years ago, on the eve of the Women’s liberation movement Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first women to ever ‘officially run’ the Boston Marathon. But it was four photographs taken of Switzer’s famous altercation with a race director that day would spark a revolution not only in women’s running, but also in women’s rights.
Switzer was in New Hampshire this week to give the keynote address at the annual Women Building Community Luncheon in Manchester put on by the United Way of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Women’s Fund”
The family of a missing UNH student is offering a ten thousand dollar reward for information in her disappearance.
19-year-old Lizzie Marriott was last heard from by text message on Tuesday night. After class, she told a friend in Dover she was on her way there. Since then, investigators say, there has been no activity on her cell phone, credit cards or Facebook page.
The FBI, State Police, Chester Police, New Hampshire Fish and Game, and several volunteers continue to search for her.
Any parent can tell you that sweet foods are an easier sell to kids than, say, sprouts or salad. But with more than a quarter of New Hampshire struggling with obesity, researchers at Keene State College are working on innovative ways to get children as young as three years old hooked on vegetables.
Governor Lynch credits state department heads for managing wisely. Legislative leaders, meanwhile credit their spending plan.
The Governor says very aggressive fiscal management allowed for the small surplus. Lynch stressed to reporters that the challenge was made steep by a GOP crafted budget that he says made inappropriate cuts.
Former Republican Candidate for Governor, Kevin Smith, layed out plans to drum up support for Question 1, a consitutional ban on an income tax. Smith was flanked by anti-tax advocates, like Speaker of the House Bill O'brien (left)
A day after the presidential debate in Colorado, pundits and politicians are giving their views on the showdown. To get a sense of what New Hampshire voters thought of the debate, we visited Main Street in Keene, and present this audio postcard.