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When we set realistic expectations for ourselves

As the weather starts to get warmer and my birthday starts to get closer, I find myself taking stock of where I've been and where … Full story    
Published:  March 4, 2017

Medicaid expansion has had a positive impact in NH

As President Trump delivered his address to a joint session of Congress this week, I was honored to have a guest - Ashley Hurteau from … Full story    
Published:  March 2, 2017

Finding common ground for New Hampshire kids

A harsh light is cast these days on what divides us. But Americans fundamentally agree on many things. Perhaps first and foremost: that all of … Full story    
Published:  February 28, 2017

SB-2 not for Hollis, Brookline

Why do some want the SB-2 form of town meeting as opposed to the traditional meeting? The benefits are always touted as allowing more people … Full story    
Published:  February 22, 2017

Speaker Jasper not to blame

As Democratic legislators, we had been notified last Wednesday that if the Right to Work legislation failed, House Speaker Shawn Jasper was going to be … Full story    
Published:  February 21, 2017

Community investment includes health care access

Very frequently part of my job at United Way is to speak with employers and employees about how the donations they make funnel through our … Full story    
Published:  February 19, 2017

What is President Trump most afraid of?

Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can … Full story    
Published:  February 19, 2017

Abuse of regulatory process is a threat to America’s ideals

America's founding ideals are threatened by a regulatory regime that often operates outside the Constitutional system of checks and balances. Recently, for example, the EPA … Full story    
Published:  February 19, 2017

Great pride in Nashua police

I've worn many hats since taking my first paying job at the ripe, old age of 16. For a whopping $1.25-an-hour ($50 a week before … Full story    
Published:  February 12, 2017

Older workers in our state offer experience, value

About 500,000 Granite Staters over 50 continue to contribute to the state's workforce, economy, and social fabric. In the now noisy norm of news and … Full story    
Published:  February 12, 2017

Increasing resilience in our children

Resilience refers to one's capacity to cope effectively or "bounce back" when faced with changes, trauma or adversity. A variety of intrinsic factors (those innate … Full story    
Published:  February 12, 2017

Redistrict with math, not politics

Every 10 years the census is taken and then follows the job of reapportioning the voting districts in the state. This is a job done … Full story    
Published:  February 12, 2017

Proud member of the most stressed-out generation

Has the universe ever sent you multiple signs pointing to a recurring message, the cosmic equivalent of a friendly, yet persistent poke? That's how the … Full story    
Published:  February 11, 2017

Keeping bad guys from guns

"The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," according to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne … Full story    
Published:  February 8, 2017

Edelblut wrong for schools

I like Frank. Although we do not see eye-to-eye on many issues, Commissioner of Education designee Frank Edelblut and I have never shied away from … Full story    
Published:  February 5, 2017

Senate should deny Pruitt’s nomination as EPA head

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has made a lengthy career of challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and putting the interests of polluters over the … Full story    
Published:  February 5, 2017

The left won’t stop threatening violence against President Trump

We're barely a week and a half into President Trump's administration, and the left is in sheer panic mode. We've seen headlines blaring that Trump … Full story    
Published:  February 5, 2017

President Trump, Mexico and American workers

President Trump's commitment to fight for American workers is a big reason he's president. To deliver on that commitment, he should consider a lesson from … Full story    
Published:  January 29, 2017

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