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Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in eight states with high drug overdose death rates will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases under a program announced Thursday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions announced Operation...

 

New Hampshire says unmarried man can adopt woman

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded the circumstances under which someone over age 18 can be adopted while still maintaining a legal relationship with a biological parent. The case involved an unmarried man...

 

Northern New England teens march, make voices heard

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Students across northern New England put their feet down and lifted their voices up to declare "enough" and demand action to end gun violence Saturday. In Montpelier, Concord, Portland and other locations, young people joined...

 

New Hampshire House blocks introduction of gun control bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Republican-led New Hampshire House on Tuesday refused to allow Democrats to bring forward new gun control legislation spurred by the recent school shooting in Florida. The House voted 178-144 Tuesday to prevent the...

 

Poultry in motion: Bill targets owners of trespassing fowl

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Why did the chicken cross the road? And did it have permission? The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would make trespassing fowl a violation, not for the chicken, but for its owners. Under the proposal,...

 

Turkey claiming ties to 'Mother of Thanksgiving' wins pardon

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Continuing his role as animal advocate in chief, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday pardoned a 45-pound (20.41-kilogram) turkey that claims a connection to the "Mother of Thanksgiving." Sununu, a Republican,...

 

Mother, son charged with murder-for-hire face civil suit

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire mother and son accused of a failed murder-for-hire plot involving the man's ex-wife also face a civil lawsuit in addition to criminal charges. Pauline Chase, 83, and Maurice Temple, 63, were charged in July with...

 

Velcro's video implores consumers to say 'hook and loop'

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lots of pop songs have hooks. This one has loops, too. Velcro Cos. this week released a music video with a message it hopes will stick as well as its products: "Don't Say Velcro." The video features actors portraying trademark...

 
 By Holly Ramer    Regional    August 9, 2017

New Hampshire is latest state to sue OxyContin manufacturer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The attorney general's office sued Purdue Pharma on Tuesday, alleging that the drug manufacturer has continued its deceptive marketing of OxyContin in a state that has been called the "ground zero" of the opioid epidemic. In a...

 

Trump upset states not fully cooperating with voting panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is upset that all states aren't fully cooperating with his voting commission's request for detailed information about every voter in the United States. Some of the most populous ones, including...

 

Instead of chasing storms, ice researchers create their own

WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — The sparkling ice spread through a small stand of trees in the White Mountain National Forest so precisely, it could have been applied by Elsa, Disney's "Frozen" queen. Within the basketball court-size plot, everything...

 

Study explores link between college debt, 'boomerang' effect

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — While both college debt and the "boomerang" phenomenon are growing, a new study casts doubt on the notion that staggering student loans are driving young adults back to their parents' doorsteps. In the past decade, student...

 

Tissue, organ research institute to benefit injured soldiers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Department of Defense is providing $80 million to establish a bio-research and manufacturing institute in Manchester, New Hampshire, to develop transplant tissues and organs for injured American soldiers and other patients....

 

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