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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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

‘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... Read more »

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, ... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

Kuster, Pappas vote in favor of $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus payments

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire's Congressional lawmakers are reacting to the president signing the bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill on Sunday. An estimated $2 billion in COVID-19 relief money is expected to come to New Hampshire as part of the bill. The president delayed signing the bill in part because it only provided $600 direct payments. While he did sign it Sunday, he pushed for Congress to ... Read more »

Providers remind ACA deadline to enroll is Tuesday

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CONCORD — Political leaders and health care professionals urged families if they need health coverage to enroll in Affordable Care Act plans before an annual deadline hits Tuesday at midnight. U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., said the substance abuse coverage and expansion of Medicaid allowed under the ACA have played a critical role in the number of opioid overdoses likely going down in New Hamps... Read more »