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PolitiFact NH: Hassan says 6,000 people on expanded Medicaid have sought treatment for addiction

Friday, July 3, 2015

Six thousand people have sought addiction treatment through expanded Medicaid. — Maggie Hassan on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in her State of the State speech in Nashua ---------------- When New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan gave her state of the state address in Nashua, she took time to address two priorities. One of them was extending authorization of the state’s expanded Medicaid program, which is set to wind down at the start of 2017. The other was adding resources for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The two came together in one sentence from the speech. Hassan told the crowd that “our bipartisan health care …

Authorities: Northern New Hampshire man was shot to death

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Authorities said a 55-year-old man was shot to death in his home in the northern New Hampshire town of Columbia. The attorney general’s office says David Oldham’s body was found Wednesday in his home on Route 3. Autopsy results show he died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death has been declared a homicide. Authorities have not released …

State revenue ahead of plan for June

Thursday, July 2, 2015

State revenues came in $3.3 million above plan for June, putting the state $42.5 million ahead of estimates for the fiscal year. The revenue numbers released Thursday are unaudited, and the state will see a final audited picture of the year’s budget in the fall. These numbers, while unofficial, offer a favorable view of the state’s overall revenue picture. Republican budget writers and …

July Fourth in New Hampshire: Expect pies, parades and plenty of presidential candidates

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing a double-take at the guy, or gal, walking down Main Street between firefighters and kids decked out in red white and blue this weekend. The state’s July Fourth celebrations have …

Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to ‘kill criminals’

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered. The documents, shared with …

$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring …

U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment …

Warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area’s bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack. The combat, described as …

Prevent Lyme disease

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Are you like me? I came to New Hampshire for the wonderful outdoor opportunities here. From the gorgeous coastline, to lakes both grand and quaint, mountains for skiing and hiking, mountain and road biking and just sitting outside …

N.H. expands newborn screening program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Hampshire is expanding its newborn screening program to include testing for a group of genetic disorders that often prove fatal if not detected and treated early. Starting Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services will screen newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder, which occurs in an …

Manchester man pleads guilty, sentenced, in 2001 slaying of friend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Manchester man will serve 30 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his close friend in 2001. Arthur Collins, 46, was arrested in May 2012 – almost 11 years after the body of 50-year-old George Jodoin was discovered in his bed at his Auburn …

Marine Patrol discusses safe water practices ahead of Fourth of July weekend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Officials in New Hampshire and Maine are warning swimmers and boaters to heed water conditions in the wake of heavy rainfall, drownings and near-tragedies. New Hampshire Marine Patrol Sgt. Josh Dirth said Wednesday that the recent heavy rainfall …

Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said. The advanced planning and coordinated …