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High employment cited as factor in low N.H. child poverty rate

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

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August 31, 2008
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New Hampshire has among the lowest rates of rural child poverty in the nation, at 8.8 percent, yet about 26,000 children in the state still live at or below poverty level, according to recently-released U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
The overall child poverty rate in America rose from 17.4 percent in 2006 to 18 percent [...]

Former NH Biden chair loses committee chair spot

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

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State Rep. James Ryan, jailed since Tuesday in connection with 1992 forgery charges, has lost his chairmanship of the House Transportation Committee.
House Speaker Terie Norelli announced last night she was replacing the Franklin Democrat with the committee’s vice chair, Rep. Robert Williams of Concord. Ryan also has been removed as co-chair of [...]

NHMA denies access to records in police investigation

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

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August 31, 2008
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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Concord police continue to investigate circumstances around the Local Government Center’s handling of data on 100,000 public workers for whom it handles benefits.
LGC denied access to records about the incident to the State Employees Association saying in a letter, “it has the potential to impair the open police investigation.”
The two [...]

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