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At least 118 deaths this year have been attributed to drug overdoses in New Hampshire, with another 96 possible drug deaths awaiting the results of toxicology testing, according to data released Thursday by the state’s chief medical examiner’s office.

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Both solar power and energy efficiency jobs took a hit from COVID last year, but not as much as one might expect. Surprisingly both industries represent more employment than the traditional energy sector, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday.

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New Hampshire is seeing a small increase in new refugee arrivals, following President Joe Biden’s raise to the national refugee cap in May, and the loosening of pandemic restrictions.

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MANCHESTER — Rental vacancies are still on the floor and median rents are climbing, according to the 2021 New Hampshire Residential Rental Cost Survey Report published Thursday by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.

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The state budget provision that opponents say puts a chill on important conversations about race has been law for two weeks, but community members are still looking for guidance on what they call unclear language.

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While 2020 kept the stage lights off, don’t feel that you’ve missed out too much on the shows put on by RB Productions. The summer youth theater program is back and it’s bringing their 2020 line-up into 2021.

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While the House and Senate wrapped up their legislative session on June 24, close to 200 bills are still “retained in committee” in the House of Representatives. Committees will have a chance to work on these bills over the summer and fall, before the legislature reconvenes in January.

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More than half of the state’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion abruptly resigned Tuesday, citing concerns that the state budget signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu silences important conversations about race.

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After a tough pandemic year that left many families struggling with disruptions to school and work, as well as mental health challenges, New Hampshire has ranked second best in the nation for overall child well-being, according to a new report.

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If you listened to the debate on the $13.5 billon two-year state budget and its trailer bill that the Legislature passed on Thursday and Gov. Chris Sununu all but promised to sign into law, you wouldn’t think it was about a budget, but about abortion, how teaching about racism is presented i…

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CONWAY — Compared with 2020, summer is looking much closer to normal for kids attending camps, which, according to Conway Parks and Rec and other local facilities, should see close to record numbers this year.