Opinion

OPINION: Vote on the Supreme Court for transgender rights

Friday, November 4, 2016 Carol Robidoux 1

This case is extremely important to me and to many people in my community. I am a non-binary person, meaning that while I do not identify with the female gender I was assigned at birth, I also do not identify as male. I have taken steps over the last two years to medically and socially transition, and am extremely thankful that most of the people I care about have been extremely supportive. READ MORE

Opinion

Opinion: Sen. Kelly Ayotte needs to explain to voters her opposition to raising the minimum wage

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

Senator Kelly Ayotte and her challenger, Maggie Hassan, are scheduled to go toe-to-toe on November 2, their last debate before Election Day. As someone who has spent much of my adult life working in a low-wage jobs, I urge the moderators ask the candidates to answer one of the most important questions for working households like mine: whether they will vote to raise the minimum wage. READ MORE

Editorials

Union Leader endorsement a refreshing break from partisan politics

Friday, September 16, 2016 Carol Robidoux 1

Last year I took issue with Publisher Joseph McQuaid’s chummy relationship with Donald Trump in the months leading up to the paper’s NH Primary endorsement of Chris Christie over Trump. My problem with McQuaid’s indictment of Trump was that it was too little, far too late from the newspaper of record here in New Hampshire. Today, he gets an ‘attaboy’ from me for his endorsement of Libertarian Gary Johnson for president. READ MORE

Letters to the Editor

Letters: ‘We all want a superintendent who can hit the ground running with wide community support’

Thursday, September 15, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

According to what I have been able to download from the school district’s website, no room in the September 23 schedule is devoted to designated meetings with teachers, principals, parents, students, and/or community partners. True public input, it seems, will be possible only at a Friday night public forum to be convened mere hours before the board is set to extend a job offer to one of the finalists. READ MORE

Opinion

CASA volunteers: ‘Become the person you needed when you were younger’

Thursday, August 11, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

CASAs are not attorneys or required to have intimate knowledge of the legal system, but are every day citizens. To become a CASA GAL, I went through 40 hours of training that taught my classmates and I about the New Hampshire court system, court report writing, childhood development, issues/scenarios I may encounter with children and their families and ways to handle these scenarios. The training was thorough and comprehensive, but still did not fully prepare me for what I would feel and experience when I took my first case. READ MORE

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