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Ghost Army exhibit in Keene brings long-deserved attention to unit

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By Steve Gilbert on Jun 19, 2021 You can’t miss it. Walk into the exhibit room at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene and it commands its environs, floor to ceiling — a Sherman tank — complete with turret, cannon and camouflage netting on top. But looks are deceptive, and deception is the theme in this fascinating summer-long exhibit about a classified Army unit that played a vital...

Rep. Annie Kuster Says 'War on Drugs' Hasn't Translated to Success in Combating Opioid Crisis

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BY LAUREN GIELLA ON 4/29/21 Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was fighting another public health crisis. Opioid addiction has been ravaging the country for years. Combating the opioid crisis has been a bipartisan effort for years. In this episode of ASP Explores, Representatives Democrat Annie Kuster New Hampshire and Republican Bob Latta of Ohio discuss the causes of this epidemic a...

N.H. Library officials talk pandemic challenges

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By Julie Huss for the Eagle Tribune As communities across the Granite State continue to face challenges due to the pandemic, a core spot in most towns and cities also continues to work on ways to serve the public and keep people engaged. Local libraries are feeling many crunches in the past year and many library officials got some good news about federal support in a call Wednesday afternoon with ...

House reshapes approach to mental health and addiction

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By Sandhya Raman for Roll Call House lawmakers are restructuring their bipartisan task forces dedicated to combating the drug epidemic and expect the chamber to consider behavioral health legislation this year, members told CQ Roll Call. The push is spearheaded by four lawmakers in an effort to broaden the scope of legislative efforts beyond opioids to include all forms of addiction and mental hea...

‘I’m running for my life. I cannot talk to you right now’: 23 women in Congress recall the Capitol riot

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By Mariel Padilla On January 6, a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and temporarily halted the certification of the legitimate results of the 2020 election. The president, at a rally that day, had encouraged thousands of his supporters to “take back our country.” In the Capitol, rioters fought with police, smashed windows and ransacked offices. The insurrection left 140 pol...

Kuster joins House Rural Broadband Task Force

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By Jeff Feingold U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-2nd Dist., has joined the House Rural Broadband Task Force, a group of 27 House Democrats whose goal is to tackle the digital divide over the next three years. “The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for us to expand and ensure access to broadband in New Hampshire and across the country,” said Kuster. “As people continue to work from home, ...

Kuster, Pappas announce estimated $1.5 billion for New Hampshire state, local and county governments in COVID relief package

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By Telegraph Staff WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire’s state, local, and county governments are projected to receive an estimated $1.5 billion in federal funding through the House’s latest COVID-19 relief legislation, the Fiscal Year 2021 Reconciliation Act. These funds will be essential to keeping Granite State first responders, fro...

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH

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By NHBR Staff U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and 2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster have announced a $250,000 USDA Rural Development grant has been awarded to the town of Groton. It will be used to help the town construct a new public works building after its current one sustained wide-scale flood damage. The new public works building will include four bays for maintenance and ve...

Hassan, Shaheen, Kuster announce $250,000 to Groton for a new public works building

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By Telegraph Staff WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Annie Kuster announced a $250,000 federal grant from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development to Groton, which will be used to help the town construct a new public works building after its current one sustained wide-scale flood damage. The new public works building will include four bays for ma...

Rep. Annie Kuster: It’s time to boost nation’s vaccination efforts

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The development of two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in under one year is an unprecedented achievement in modern science and represents some of the most effective vaccines ever created. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are nearly 100% effective against the COVID-19 disease and will save countless lives in the United States in partnership with our continued efforts to wear masks and maintain ...