The Department of Health of Human Services is seeking to invest $15 million in federal pandemic money in a second behavioral health hospital, this one a 120-bed facility in southern New Hampshire.
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Senate Passes Controversial Parental Rights Bill, Sending It to House
The New Hampshire Senate passed a parental rights bill on party lines Thursday, sending to the House legislation that would require schools to disclose changes to a student’s gender identity if a parent asks.
Behavioral Health Crisis Must End | Opinion
Three weeks ago, the federal district court ruled that the state is failing its responsibility to care for our most vulnerable citizens and must finally to take action to cease its illegal practice of boarding patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis in hospital emergency departments.
States to Receive $2.5B from Feds for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
The federal government will send $2.5 billion over the next five years to states, local governments, and tribes to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Biden administration officials said Tuesday.
AARP: NH Family Caregivers Gave $2.8 Billion in Uncompensated Care in 2021
Nearly 168,000 Granite Staters were providing critical home-based care to older people or adults with a serious health condition in 2021, according to AARP’s latest update to its “Valuing the Invaluable” report.
Disability Community Celebrates Life of Advocate Judy Heumann
The disability community is mourning the loss of one of its greatest advocates.
The Retention Problem: Women Are Going into Tech but Are Also Being Driven Out
By 2029, there will be 3.6 million computing jobs in the U.S., but there will only be enough college graduates with computing degrees to fill 24% of these jobs.
Child Poverty Dropped to a Record Low Last Year. A New Report Shows How to Keep It That Way.
The expanded child tax credit that families received in 2021 helped reduce child poverty across the country, but particularly in the South where families lack a sufficient safety net, according to a paper released on Wednesday.
State Lawmakers Debate Privacy Protections for Consumers in an Era of Data Breaches
In the fall of 2021, T-Mobile contacted 116,079 Granite Staters to deliver bad news: Their personal information – including their name, date of birth, Social Security number, and driver’s license information – had been the subject of a data breach.
My Art Uses Plastic Recovered From Beaches Around the World To Understand How Our Consumer Society Is Transforming the Ocean | Opinion
I am obsessed with plastic objects. I harvest them from the ocean for the stories they hold and to mitigate their ability to harm. Each object has the potential to be a message from the sea – a poem, a cipher, a metaphor, a warning.