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Bonnie Wright for NH State House

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Poverty in Rockingham County

Rockingham County has the highest estimated annual median household income at approximately $85,600. In 2017, an individual less than 65 years old and earning less than $12,752 was in poverty, as was a family of three with one child earning… Continue Reading →

State Rep Commmitte​e Assignments

Today the NH House of Representatives announced the assignments to Standing Committees. NH State Reps from Salem were assigned to some of the key committees. Congratulations to them all. The nine Reps from Rockingham 8 (Salem) will be representing Salem… Continue Reading →

Kisielice, Renewable Energy and Veto Day

“The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from wind and biomass. In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The… Continue Reading →

Racism- Kids against Kids

Today we see another story about abuse … because one kid, right here in New Hampshire, didn’t like the color of another kid’s skin. How is this possible? These kids had to have learned this attitude from someone they respect…. Continue Reading →

Nikki

Meet my friend, Nikki. Tired of being an addict, Nikki tried a different route: She became sober. And not only has she become sober, she is now working at a recovery center, where she is building a safe space and… Continue Reading →

Southern NH Contaminated Water

Another nearby town — Windham — has been found to have perfluorochemicals (PFCs), including PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water wells. Following contamination issues in Merrimack and Litchfield, and isolated contamination here in Salem, as well as several other NH… Continue Reading →

NH Budget 2018-2019

Look at these budget proposals: NH Reps run on the promise that they will fix the opioid crisis. NH homeowners want property tax relief. NH Businesses want improved infrastructure. (They aren’t asking for tax cuts!) Young adults and young families… Continue Reading →

GMOs + Pesticides

Today was the 5th annual March Against Monsanto event in Concord. Thanks to organizers Fawn Gaudette and Carline Carpenter. Thanks, too, to the speakers: Beekeeper Amy Antonucci; NH State Rep Jim McConnell; NH State Rep. Mindi Messner; Dr. Marty Mitchner,… Continue Reading →

Senate Finance Budget Hearing

Senate Finance Budget Hearing Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2, from 12:30-5, and from 6:00-??? 17 North Main Street, Concord in Representatives Hall (Under the Golden Dome) The folks at New Futures are looking for speakers to emphasize the importance of critical… Continue Reading →

Why are property taxes so high? Downshifting!

In Governor Sununu’s budget address he stated that the state can’t control property taxes … well, that’s not true!   When our legislators claim they are cutting the budget, many of those cuts are pushed onto local communities.   The… Continue Reading →

Watching – 1/4/17

Yesterday (Wednesday, January 4) NH Representatives had their first session of 2017. Approximately 100 concerned citizens were there to send a message: We are watching #OurNHStateHouse. Rights & Democracy prepared list of requests that were presented to our NH legislators… Continue Reading →

Canine Distemper

CANINE DISTEMPER. Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccines? Dead gray foxes displaying symptoms of Canine Distemper seen nearby, in Southern NH (Hudson) and in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. The NH Fish and Game Department and the NH Department… Continue Reading →

Thank you

  Dear Salem Neighbors, Friends, and Family, Thank you for your support for my candidacy for a seat in the NH House. While the results are disappointing, this does not mean that this is the end of the road. I… Continue Reading →

Maternal Mortality Rates

Increasingly, US Moms are dying during childbirth or immediately following delivery. This shouldn’t be happening. But it is. Why? In 2011, only 18 states had a maternal mortality review board. By 2016, that number had doubled to at least 38… Continue Reading →

NH Health Protection Program

“The NH Health Protection Program, our version of Medicaid expansion, has been an unqualified success. More than 50,000 hard-working people are now able to receive the health care they need but could not afford previously. Hospitals report fewer emergency room… Continue Reading →

Rights & Democracy

I am so pleased to announce that I I have received an endorsement from Rights & Democracy . In their first wave of endorsements, RAD included one candidate for governor, one candidate for Executive Council, one county-level candidate, and ten candidates for… Continue Reading →

September is Recovery Month

The Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services recognizes and celebrates the gains made by those in recovery every day, but September holds special significance. This month we celebrate Recovery Month, a national event intended to educate Americans that substance use… Continue Reading →

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