NH: Worst Heroin Abuse; Auto Dealers Smuggling Heroin
New Hampshire State of Corruption – Radio Broadcast Recording With Host Mike Gillhttps://unmasker4maine.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/new-hampshire-state-of-corruption-radio-broadcast-recording-with-host-mike-gill-week-7/
Hassan Signs Fast-Tracked Opioid Bills Into Law
By Paige Sutherland • Jan 21, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-signs-fast-tracked-opioid-bills-law
Just two weeks into the new legislative session, Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law two bills aimed at tackling the state’s opioid epidemic.
- The fast tracked bills came out of the state’s legislative drug task force that was crafted during last year’s special session. In 2015 more than 400 people died of a drug overdose.
House OKs First Round of Bills to Address N.H.'s Opioid Crisis
By Paige Sutherland • Jan 20, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/house-oks-first-round-bills-address-nhs-opioid-crisis
The bills considered high priority by New Hampshire's legislative drug task force, which is designed to address the state’s opioid crisis, passed the N.H. House with ease Wednesday afternoon.
- After getting through the Senate last week, these bills will now head to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who will sign them into law Thursday.
Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers
By Yuki Noguchi • Jan 20, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/opioid-abuse-takes-toll-workers-and-their-employers
Three decades ago, the treatment Michele Zumwalt received for severe headaches involved a shot of the opioid Demerol. Very quickly, Zumwalt says, she would get headaches if she didn't get her shot. Then she began having seizures, and her doctor considered stopping the medication.
- "I didn't know I was addicted, but I just knew that it was like you were going to ask me to live in a world without oxygen," she says. "It was that scary."
For Teenagers, Adult-Sized Opioid Addiction Treatment Doesn't Fit
By Heidi Benson • Jan 15, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/teenagers-adult-sized-opioid-addiction-treatment-doesnt-fit
Addicted to prescription painkillers after a high-school sports injury, Cameron Burke moved on to heroin, which was cheaper and more easily accessible. His parents tried everything, more than once sending him out of state for treatment.
- "It was never enough," Jennifer Weiss-Burke of Albuquerque, N.M., told a local TV reporter last year. "Thirty days here, 30 days there, maybe detox for five days. It was never long-term, and that's what he needed. Recovery from heroin addiction requires long-term treatment."[So Treatment Center Owners Smuggle Heroin into NH via Car Dealership, Then get plenty customers for treatment. Right?]
N.H. Okays First Grow Site for Medical Marijuana
By Casey McDermott • Jan 14, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/nh-okays-first-grow-site-medical-marijuana
One of the companies planning to dispense medical marijuana in New Hampshire is one step closer to offering the substance to patients.
- The Department of Health and Human Services issued a conditional registration certificate to Sanctuary ATC, which plans to open a dispensary in Plymouth, to start growing medical marijuana at a designated cultivation site in Rochester.
The New Hampshire Senate has once again passed a 30-day residency requirement for voting, a measure Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is likely to veto.http://nhpr.org/post/senate-passes-30-day-residency-requirement-voting
Republican senators backing the bill say it will cut down on voter fraud and ensure people voting in New Hampshire actually live in the state. Democratic opponents, meanwhile, say it will disenfranchise voters [Do they mean voters from Mass.?].
SCOTUS Will Not Weigh In On N.H. Death Row Case
By Emily Corwin • Jan 19, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/scotus-will-not-weigh-nh-death-row-case
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to reconsider the case of New Hampshire’s only person on death row, Michael Addison.
Arrested For NO Reason While Delivering Pizza in Salem, NHhttp://www.copblock.org/151850/arrested-for-no-reason-delivering-pizza-salem-nh/
Merrimack County Sheriffs Visit The Rebel Love Studio (Spreading the love of a liberated world.)http://www.copblock.org/150239/the-rebel-love-studio-is-visited-by-merrimack-county-sheriffs/
A Man Who is The Pillar of [Civil Disobedience] Activismhttp://keenecopblock.org/1307/a-man-who-is-the-pillar-of-activism/
Last SEC Hearing Scheduled for Northern Pass Plan in Lincoln
By Associated Press • Jan 21, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/last-sec-hearing-scheduled-northern-pass-plan-lincoln
The last of a group of state public hearings in five counties where the proposed Northern Pass electrical transmission line would cross is scheduled for Thursday night in Lincoln.
- Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource wants to run a 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, carrying 1,090 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England. Backers say it will create jobs and lower costs in a region that pays the nation's highest average cost for electricity.
- Opponents have argued it will hurt property values, tourism and the environment.
Bill Would Increase N.H.'s Minimum Wage to $9.50 By 2019
By Michael Brindley • Jan 19, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/bill-would-increase-nhs-minimum-wage-950-2019
A proposal to increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2019 goes before a House committee Tuesday.
- The bill would re-establish a state a minimum wage, setting it at $8.25 next year.
- New Hampshire lawmakers repealed the state’s minimum wage in 2011, and the state has since deferred to the federal minimum wage of $7.25.
- That’s the lowest minimum wage in New England.
Students Relive Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speech at Dartmouth
By Emily Corwin • Jan 18, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/students-relive-martin-luther-king-jrs-speech-dartmouth
On Monday, as for the last 16 years, an audio recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s only speech made at Dartmouth College played in room 105, Dartmouth Hall in Hanover. In this same room, King lectured students and Upper Valley residents in 1962.
Bill Seeks Political Map That Reflects Voters' Wishes, Not 'Partisan Distortions'
By Natasha Haverty • Jan 16, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/bill-seeks-political-map-reflects-voters-wishes-not-partisan-distortions
Every ten years, with new census data, the New Hampshire legislature redraws the political map. It’s the party in power that gets to hold the pen. But Tuesday, a bill was introduced in the House proposing the state set up an independent redistricting commission.
In Hollis, Fiorina Slams Big Government
By Derek Edry • Jan 15, 2016http://nhpr.org/post/hollis-fiorina-slams-big-government
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina criticized big government during a meet-and-greet Friday at Hollis Pharmacy.
- Calling out both parties, Fiorina says that while government keeps getting bigger, nothing really changes.
- "And every election cycle, the people of New Hampshire have candidates come through and make promises about what’s going to be different, and the truth is nothing really is," Fiorina said.
- Fiorina also called Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton two sides of the same coin.