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Cabinet Letters

For years to come

Gov. Chris Sununu has publicly said, “The state will continue to see COVID case numbers rise and fall for years to come due to the hundreds of thousands of Granite Staters who choose not to get vaccinated.” He’s hit that tone of resignation. He’s a father of at-home children himself, ...

Support public funding

Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. Widespread adoption of this revolutionary protein will dramatically reduce our pandemic risk, our negative impact ...

Thank you

As county administrator for Cheshire County, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your tireless leadership, thoughtful advocacy, and timely guidance confronting the challenges posed by COVID-19. Your considered outreach and calm reassurance when the pandemic began assuaged many ...

What is Critical Race Theory?

What is Critical Race Theory? Consider DiAngelo “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” writes, “I strive to be ‘less white.’” Consider in, “How to be an anti-racist,” Kendi asserts that anyone who thinks they’re not racist, is in fact, ...

Support Energy Innovation Act

2020 was the hottest year on record, and not in a distant, tropical-paradise type of way: the Christmas rain in Southern New Hampshire was still in recent memory, along with a general lack of snowfall well into 2021. Along with reduced snowfall, is a reduced ski season, which not only ...

From my point of view

While merging New Hampshire’s Community College System and the University System may sound like a good idea, the details very quickly show how ill-fitting such a step would be. Forcing and rushing a merger between these institutions with very different missions, cost structures, cultures, ...

Open-source research

In order to help meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States should invest public funds into cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. This revolutionary protein will have a dramatically smaller ...

House Republicans are extreme

Sane Republicans and Independents, take note of what New Hampshire House Republicans are doing. Incredibly, in the wake of recent mass shootings, they have passed a bill allowing loaded firearms on snowmobiles and ATVs. (Beware, that snowmobiler hitting the bump you just hit might accidentally ...

End the mask mandate

It’s time for the mask mandate to end. Most people I know have gone along with this fantasy, but now the time has come for individuals to make up their own minds. I personally just returned from Florida, the state is almost normal, and it was a breath of fresh air. If you want to wear a mask ...

Do you live on a private road?

Many of us that live on private roads in New Hampshire are aware that although we pay property taxes just like residents on public roads we do not receive the same services. We do not get municipal road and related infrastructure maintenance, repair and replacement for our roads, lighting, ...

Snowshoe hares not dog training tools

Snowshoe hares are essential to many other species’ survival, including lynx, bobcat, and great horned owls. They also help with the development of the forest by what they eat. Because of this influence over other plants and animals, they are considered a keystone species. Every single one of ...

Be part of N.H.’s cvic spring

Democracy is not a spectator sport, and its time many more Granite Staters engage to get our democracy functioning better. All residents should binge watch Civics Slam! with David Alcox, brought to you by the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (search Civics Slam at ...

Humanity – HB138-FN

HB138-FN, allowing prisoners serving life sentences to be eligible for parole after 25 years, is currently before the New Hampshire House for an April 9 vote. This bill is by no means a get-out-of-jail-free card. It merely provides an opportunity for select individuals to be heard, to plead ...

Increasing cases

COVID is increasing in New Hampshire’s college towns. For example, Durham recently reported 164 active COVID cases, 155 of them students (Fosters, 3/25/2021). Students live, shop and work in their communities, alongside the adult population, many remaining for summer jobs. COVID spreads ...

The best investment

Education Freedom Accounts, or school choice, is the civil rights issue of our generation. There are currently two Bills that have been submitted this year that offer parents choice in education. SB130, the EFA bill was approved 3-2. The Committee also voted to amend the Bill so that state ...

A gag rule

Are you concerned about the effects of global warming? In New Hampshire, carbon pollution in the air increases asthma and health costs. Extreme weather brings floods and drought, threatening our homes, roads and bridges, and our farmers’ crops. We look to our government to help find ...

Another epidemic

A year ago, I wondered whether someone close to me would die of COVID-19. I heard of friends of friends taken by this disease, but no one close. And then, last September, a beloved uncle died in the ambulance on his way to the hospital. We face another public health epidemic: gun violence. ...

Vote against H.R.1/S.1

Fortunately for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other Washington Democrat officeholders, there is no criminal “Truth in Labelling” Law that applies to legislation ... or they would be in jail. The “For the People Act” title is a total misrepresentation; it would destroy our ...

President Biden cares

People said that President Joe Biden would live his religion. He is doing that. Jesus said, “What you do to the least of your brethren is what you do to Me.” President Biden cares about people trying to escape poverty, violence, prostitution and murder. There is no easy solution to the ...

Raise the Wage Act

The federal minimum wage has been stuck at the poverty wage of $7.25 per hour for 11 years. Unlike every other New England state, which has raised its minimum wage, our New Hampshire legislators have refused to honor the majority bi-partisan support for doing so. This cruel state ...