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The Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee deals with a broad range of issues affecting us throughout our lives. This year, we dealt with an issue that will affect us after our death.

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For decades, now, I’ve felt that our public schools warranted more community scrutiny than they are accorded. That belief originated in differing opinions about assorted educational issues, from pedagogical style and curricular emphasis to academic rigor and insidious forms of ideological in…

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Disagreement and thoughtful discussion about policy gives us the best chance of passing useful legislation with bipartisan compromise. Disseminating disinformation does not advance healthy discussion.

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Last week, history was made in New Hampshire. The death penalty was repealed in our state, making N.H. the 21st state to enact a repeal. 

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The beaches were more interminable, the hedgerows more thickly grown and the cliffs more imposing than my 12-year-old self could have imagined before the trip my dad and I took in 2002 to see the site of the historic Normandy D-Day invasion in France.

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Like millions of Americans, I am concerned about the polarization and uncivil discourse in this country. While we may be speaking the same words, we are attributing different meanings to these words. This leads to misunderstandings. I looked up the following definitions in the dictionary.

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At the last of my father’s working life, he was the custodian of Conway Elementary School. Besides keeping the school clean, he was responsible for taking care of the boilers and much of the plumbing, and more than once we went up on the roof to shovel off heavy accumulations of snow. I don’…

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Responses by Rep. Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro), and Matthew Plache to my May 11 column demonstrate different types of discourse. Though I disagree with Cordelli, he engaged in civil discourse. Plache resorted to name-calling and accusations.

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I read Tom McLaughlin’s “Sex Strike?” May 23 column more than twice. I was not born in our country, the United States of America. I came to the U.S. in 1979, and I have been here since then. While living in New York City, I experienced a freedom as never before. But I do not mean that women …

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Every time I enter Walmart in North Conway, I think about the 2016 text from former FBI agent Peter Strzok to his girlfriend, FBI Attorney Lisa Page: “Just went to a southern Virginia Wal-Mart,” Strzok wrote. “I could SMELL the Trump support.” 

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In 2018, New Hampshire legislators came together to pass SB 365 for the purpose of preserving nearly 1,000 jobs in the biomass and forest products industry. These are jobs of folks who work in biomass plants, loggers and businesses that service logging operations.

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Bookcases and bookshelves cover all the open wall space on the first floor of my house, and every wall of the upstairs, including the closets. The books are largely arranged by category and subcategory, although some have to be shelved by size; most of the paperbacks have their own bookcases…

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SB 252, recently recommended for passage by the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee relates to the detection and prevention of financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, the most prevalent form of elder abuse.