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New COVID-19 relief money coming for live music venues

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CONCORD — Operators of live music, theater and sporting venues that are closed or face mounting losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a new $12 million state aid program created with federal money, Gov. Chris Sununu announced Monday. Applications for the Live Venue Relief Program will be accepted through Oct. 13 with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, officials said. “Liv... Read more »

Rep. Annie Kuster: In the fight to protect the planet, we must work together

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As Granite Staters peered up last week, their eyes were met with a hazy, copper sky from the smoke of Western wildfires that have raged for over a month. More than 3.3 million acres have burned, an area four times larger than the entirety of White Mountain National Forest, while communities in the South simultaneously brace for yet another devastating hurricane season. While these plumes of smoke ... Read more »

New Hampshire officials mourn death of Justice Ginsburg

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say the country has lost a trailblazer and champion of women’s rights and gender equality in the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Throughout her time on the Court, she fought tirelessly for equality for all races, creeds and gender identities. America is a better nation because of her service,” said U.S. S... Read more »

New Hampshire officials mourn death of Justice Ginsburg

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say the country has lost a trailblazer and champion of women’s rights and gender equality in the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Throughout her time on the Court, she fought tirelessly for equality for all races, creeds and gender identities. America is a better nation because of her service,” said U.S. S... Read more »

Conservationists discuss funding with Kuster

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BRETTON WOODS — Five members of New Hampshire’s conservation-environmental community held a distanced round-table discussion on the full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund with Congresswomen Annie Kuster (D-Hopkinton) on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the AMC Highland Center during her first stop on a three-day stay in northern N.H. Susan Arnold, vice president of the Appalachi... Read more »

Rep. Annie Kuster: What's the plan to fairly distribute COVID-19 vaccine?

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ON FEBRUARY 28, 2020, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar came before the House Energy & Commerce Committee to discuss a rapidly developing public health crisis. Though New Hampshire had not yet identified its first case of COVID-19 — that would come less than a week later — it was apparent that the Trump administration did not have a plan to address a widespread pandemic. That da... Read more »

Child care advocates say more funds needed from feds

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Child care providers and advocates say they need help from the federal government, with the COVID-19 crisis threatening some two-thirds of day care businesses in the state. The crisis in the day care industry could outlast the pandemic, said Jackie Cowell of child care advocacy group Early Learning NH during a roundtable discussion among child-care advocates convened by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster. Co... Read more »

Kuster highlights pandemic’s impact on sexual violence

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated both sexual violence and racial disparities in how survivors access help, advocates told U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster on Wednesday. Kuster, D-N.H., leads the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, which hosted an online discussion for leaders from within the domestic and sexual violence fields. “Sexual violence thrives in secrecy,” sai... Read more »

Officials seek tax break for private water companies

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In an effort to help southern Granite Staters save money for affordable clean water, federal, state and local officials are working to reinstate a tax break for private water companies. Ratepayers "shouldn't be significantly burdened because of the federal tax bill," said U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., when talking recently with representatives from Hampstead Area Water Company (HAWC) and Pennich... Read more »

Kuster Backs New Effort To Add PFAS Package To Defense Spending Bill

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a new plan to add toxic PFAS chemical standards to the next federal defense spending bill. The amendment mirrors a bill that passed the House earlier this year. Speaking on a press call Tuesday, Kuster said that bill has stalled in the Senate. “We need to get this done,” Kuster said. “The health of countless Americans all across this country, in every di... Read more »