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Cabinet Letters

Support HB1280

I am 31 years old and recently celebrated 30 years with type one diabetes. When I turned 26 in 2015, my insulin went from costing $40 to $350 a month. I couldn’t afford it and began rationing. When I married my husband later that year, my copay went down to $70 per month. I never spoke about ...

Climate change urgency

Everyday that we do not take action, climate change will continue to destroy the planet. The state of New Hampshire must transition to a renewable energy economy in order to combat climate change. Our state officials, including the Governor, should be acting proactively to reduce emissions in ...

Approve Scott Mason

Gov. Chris Sununu passes up several well-qualified professionals by nominating Scott Mason for Executive Director of NHF&G. The NHF&G Department is a 200-plus person organization with seven divisions and four regional offices. The Department has annual budget of approximately ...

Right for New Hampshire

The right person, at the right time, for the State of New Hampshire? Retired Brigadier General, Don Bolduc, a person who has dedicated his life to serving the people of New Hampshire and this great country. A person with thirty-three years on active duty, with 10 deployments and has been ...

What has happened to the GOP?

The Republican caucus has voted to shut down the legislature by not agreeing to a rules change that would extend the legislative calendar because of the three month hiatus due to COVID-19. This Republican strategy means no legislation will be passed in 2020. Do the Republicans think the ...

The real looming threat

These past few months have taken a serious toll on the United States. The rise of COVID-19, police brutality on the innocent and heated political debates about the election coming this fall. But there is a larger, looming threat that has been removed from the public’s attention. That threat ...

Pass SB248

Currently, the New Hampshire House of Representative is considering SB 248 or “The Tobacco 21 Bill”, which would codify in state statute action taking at the federal level to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. For the health and safety of Granite State youth, the American Lung Association ...

Color doesn’t matter

With all this rioting, looting, pillaging and punching (white women in the face for being white) taking place across the nation, I wish to offer my native city of Nashua a recommendation for self protection in future abuses of police and of any designated authorities duly placed for the ...

Remove officials if needed

Under federal law, the U.S. Department of Justice is charged with conducting a “pattern-or-practice Investigation” when there is evidence of persistent biased or improper policing, with excessive use of force or other unconstitutional practices by law enforcement. A federal ...

Demeaning the Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most sacred venues in America. As such, it is generally closed for public events, especially those of a political nature. Following are a few historic events held there. April 1939, Marion Anderson moves a nation singing “My country tis of thee, Sweet land ...

Trump only cares about re-election

I grew up in the church. We lived two doors away, and my dad was a deacon. Sunday mornings, I sat between my parents in the pews. I sang in the choir and attended Scouting at the church. Among my keepsakes are pins denoting eight years of perfect attendance at Sunday school. I was president ...

Help solve climate change

I am a high school junior and I’m writing a research paper about climate change in English class. In my research, I found a Chris Thomas study in Nature that says human-caused climate change already has committed 1/5 of all species on Earth to extinction. If we exceed 2 degrees Celsius of ...

Disrespect

One of our current Executive Council members from Nashua, Deborah Pignatelli, thinks she is so special that she has somehow earned the right to change the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Really – it happened at the recent New Hampshire Executive Council Memorial Day meeting when she ...

Come to your own conclusion

Before Donald Trump, I believed that most people wouldn’t have accepted a sensitive FBI investigation beset with fundamental performance failures. Why has my belief changed after Trump? First, Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted for negligently handling highly classified information and ...

How to reduce fossil fuels

Carbon fee and dividend is a plan to help reduce fossil fuels and create a fair playing field for all energy sources. Citizens Climate Lobby proposed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill has received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. This act will place ...

$2 to vote

Sounds minimal, right? But the proposed $2 postage needed to return an absentee ballot is a FEE for voting – a poll tax. For the folks without jobs, recently evicted or otherwise struggling economically, it’s an insult. To postal service workers, it’s an influx when they’re ...

Lessons learned

There’s an essential part of the COVID-19 support system in New England and across the country that often goes unnoticed. It’s been fueling hospitals, drive through testing, outdoor testing sites; and providing heat, hot water and clean cooking energy to New Englanders during a cool spring ...

Warning signs ignored

President Donald Trump just said the coronavirus was worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Towers. How stupid does he think the country is? More than 2,400 died when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and almost 3,000 at the World Trade Center. Six died at a nursing facility in ...

Quality leadership

In “County nursing home boasts ‘well-coordinated team’” (The Sunday Telegraph, May 11), I read, “... a state mobile testing unit also came to the facility in an effort to test approximately 150 more staff members and residents.” Staff members. Testing. How novel. I live in the ...

Help local businesses

Our state is entering a new phase dealing with the impact of the coronavirus as businesses reopen. The economic hardships that so many people in New Hampshire are facing are overwhelming. People who provide services such as barbers, hairdressers, waiters and waitresses, and so many others ...