Scientists Urge Tighter Scrutiny of Germ-Fighting Chemicals

More than 200 scientists and public health advocates are urging regulators to take a closer look at the potential dangers of antimicrobial chemicals including triclosan, an additive that has been banned from hand soaps but remains an active ingredient in products ranging from building materials to Colgate’s Total toothpaste.

ACLU-NH Challenging Social Media Ban On ‘Negative’ Comments About Farmington

The ACLU of New Hampshire has sought permission to join a federal lawsuit challenging the Town of Farmington’s social media policy banning Town employees from (i) making comments that “negatively affect the public perception of the town” and (ii) disclosing any information which “they have access [to] as a result of their position without permission from the appropriate authority.”

Your Wednesday Toon

HELP – We are half way through June and haven’t paid Mike fully for his work in May. We are short $324 for May and need to raise $900 to pay Mike for June. He is a NH treasure and we appreciate your help. — Thanks, Nancy West.

Shaheen Urges Trump to Press Egyptian President on Human Rights

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of bipartisan Senators to urge the Trump Administration to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the worsening human rights situation and restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt.