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Nation Nov 24EPA finalizes water permit to help cleanup the Great Bay in New Hampshire
Federal officials have finalized a plan to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem.
Economy Sep 02Critics say temporary eviction ban will only delay wave of homelessness
The order announced Tuesday stops many evictions until the end of the year. But housing advocates say that without rent relief and billions of dollars for landlords, it only delays a wave of debt and homelessness.
Nation Aug 24Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic
The AP's findings run counter to statements in late June by Susan Bodine, EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement, who told lawmakers the pandemic was not causing "a significant impact on routine compliance, monitoring and reporting" and that industry wasn't widely…
Health Apr 23VA medical facilities struggle to cope with the coronavirus
The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling with shortages of workers at its health care facilities as it cares for veterans infected with the coronavirus.
Nation Apr 22Earth Day turns 50, and the green movement faces fresh challenges
Black, brown and poor communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms larger than anything that came before.
Nation Mar 31Those without broadband struggle in a stay-at-home nation
While more people have been connected in recent years, tens of millions still lack access to high-speed internet because phone and cable companies hesitate to invest in far-flung rural areas.
Politics Feb 12Can Klobuchar capitalize on her third-place finish in New Hampshire?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is using her New Hampshire moment to put her no-nonsense appeal in the spotlight.
Politics Feb 10Democratic voters still have doubts about choosing a woman as their nominee
Most Iowa Democrats said it was important for a woman to be president in their lifetimes. But many voters, including about half of all women surveyed in an AP poll, said a female nominee would have a harder time beating…
Politics Feb 09NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats
Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering crowd and launched into his pitch for votes heading intod of Tuesday’s first-in-the nation primary.
Health Jun 03FDA food testing finds contamination by PFAS and other ‘forever chemicals’
The levels in nearly half of the meat and fish tested were double or more the only currently existing federal advisory level for any kind of the widely used manmade compounds.