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New Hampshire’s First District House seat, which has flipped blue and red like a ping-pong ball for a decade, is the hottest race in the state this year. No less than seven Democrats and four Republicans will compete in the Sept. 16 primary.
PORTSMOUTH - Several area lawmakers - and the former assistant mayor of the city of Portsmouth - have filed a lawsuit against the Coakley Landfill Group (CLG) and City Attorney Robert Sullivan.
PORTSMOUTH -- The state Department of Health and Human Services confirmed in February 2016 that it had identified a cancer cluster on the Seacoast involving two rare pediatric cancers.
“This does not make sense for New Hampshire, for New England, or for America,” said Melissa Gates of the Surfrider Foundation.
President Donald Trump’s administration has faced backlash over its plan to expand offshore drilling for gas and oil to almost everywhere along the country's coasts.
“Our ocean beaches at Hampton and Rye and Seabrook are awesome and fun and clean,” Gates said. “And there is nothing awesome and fun and clean about offshore oil and gas exploration."
CONCORD — Janet Ward of Contoocook wasn’t mincing any words as she made her point to Casey Rowe, one of 18 employees from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management visiting the state capital on Monday for a public meeting on President Trump’s plan to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas.
To all U.S. Senators and Representatives: As you work on the upcoming appropriations decisions this year, we the undersigned women state legislators, encourage you to consider the profound impact these decisions will have on our states and our ability to balance budgets, meet the needs of our residents, and invest in the future. We strongly urge you to reject excessive Pentagon spending in favor of investing in programs that will make our communities stronger.
PORTSMOUTH -- A group of Seacoast lawmakers sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation asking them to support efforts “to establish a system of checks and balances with regard to reckless use of nuclear weapons.” The group sent the letter Saturday following the false report about a ballistic missile heading toward Hawaii.
Rep. Mindi Messmer, Rye, NH (Rockingham Dist 24): The Trump Administration’s plans to open nearly half of all coastal waters to offshore drilling and exploration is a threat to the environment and public health. The plan would expose the American people to potential public health threats in every coastal state caused by releases like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that caused widespread environmental damage. The damage was caused by the spill itself but also the chemicals used to attempt to clean up the devastation caused by the uncontrolled release turned the Gulf of Mexico into a giant experiment with unknown long-term effects.
Mindi's JAMA publication suggests ways to innovate clinical trials to get to a cure for Alzheimer's faster. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that progressively attacks the dignity of our elderly and causes great strain on their families. Mindi actively tries to find ways to use her experience to fight for everyone.
"If you are raising a family in NH and she is your representative - you are lucky because she is doing the job of every mom and dad in our community. She is guarding them like they were her own."