Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Jan. 4
Sununu Inaugural Website Adds Donors, Stirs Concern (InDepthNH.org)
Gov.-elect Chris Sununu’s inaugural celebration website has added a more detailed sponsor list since it went online, but its $25,000 major donors – including Eversource – are still the most likely to raise concern.
New NH transparency laws now in effect (Nashua Telegraph)
CONCORD – New laws aimed at government transparency, landowner protection and banned activities took effect in New Hampshire on Sunday.
Report recommends Swanzey partner up to maintain Carpenter Home (Keene Sentinel)
SWANZEY CENTER — Whether the town’s decades-old assisted-living facility will be around for years to come depends on what partnerships it can forge, what upgrades it can make, and what monthly rents it can charge its residents, according to a recently released report.
CONCORD — A new drug and alcohol treatment program will become available in Concord Wednesday, not long after a treatment center recently opened in Rochester.
MANCHESTER — Two New Hampshire mothers have been sentenced for their roles in the deaths of their daughters the last month.
Former Manchester Mayor Emile Beaulieu dies (Union Leader)
MANCHESTER — Emile Beaulieu, the man who served two non-consecutive terms as mayor of the Queen City in the 1980s, died last week.
Fryeburg candidates’ forum Thursday (Conway Daily Sun)
FRYEBURG, Maine — The Fryeburg Water District will host a candidates forum Thursday ahead of the Jan. 10 special election for town selectman.
It’s been exactly one year since the New Hampshire Courts began a major change in how felonies are prosecuted.
When Chris Sununu takes office Thursday, he’ll be the youngest governor in the country. But his arrival will also be a restoration of sorts for his family.
AROUND THE NATION AND WORLD
Republicans have ditched a plan to gut the independent body that investigates political misconduct after a backlash.
US President-elect Donald Trump has made a fresh assault on America’s intelligence community.
It started with a little online venting. Now the Women’s March could be the biggest inauguration demonstration. (Washington Post)
Teresa Shook never considered herself much of an activist, but when the election results became clear, she asked her friends how to create an event page on Facebook for a march. By the time she went to bed, 40 people were on board. Now, more than 150,000 have said they plan to attend what has become a focal point for activists opposing Donald Trump’s agenda.
A day of chaos at the Capitol as House GOP backs down on ethics changes (Washington Post)
The opening day of the 115th Congress, intended to usher in a new period of Republican governance, was overtaken by an embarrassing reversal on ethics oversight, with the GOP gripped by internal division and many lawmakers seeking to shield themselves from scrutiny.
Pick for Trade Chief Indicates Trump Will Confront Partners (New York Times)
Robert Lighthizer, a Washington lawyer, shares Mr. Trump’s priority of self-interest, and his selection as trade negotiator signals an intention to get tough with Mexico and China.