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AP News: New Hampshire delegation praises Planned Parenthood grant

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AP News: New Hampshire delegation praises Planned Parenthood grant CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The federal government is sending $500,000 to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which has struggled with the loss of state funding in New Hampshire. The state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation said Friday the Title X Dire Need Grant will help offset funding losses over the…

New Hampshire Center Square: New Hampshire congressional delegation urges Biden to rescind Title X 'gag' rule

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New Hampshire Center Square: New Hampshire congressional delegation urges Biden to rescind Title X 'gag' rule   (The Center Square) – New Hampshire's congressional delegation is urging president Joe Biden to swiftly finalize a repeal of Trump era policy that blocks funding for abortion providers to offset a loss of state funding for reproductive services. Rules put in…

Berlin Sun: Kuster visits Kel-Log timber harvest

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Berlin Sun: Kuster visits Kel-Log timber harvest ERROL — Mike Kelley of Milan, who owns both Gorham-based Kel-Log, Inc. and Milan-based Kelley Trucking, last Friday morning welcomed U.S. Rep Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) to his company’s timber-harvesting operations 10 miles east of the Seven Islands Bridge, off Route 16 in Thirteen Mile Woods.   Kelley, who described himself as…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…