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Letters: It’s hard to understand why some people hate coyotes with so much passion

Recently, our senators had an opportunity to end one of the vilest ways coyotes are killed. SB346 would have ended the barbaric practice of coyote hounding. We lobbied the senators at the statehouse in Concord on the day of the vote, giving them a postcard with a recent photo of a beautiful NH reddish coyote. One of the senators asked why we don’t use a photo of a coyote ravaging a cow. What does he think happens to the cow when she goes to the slaughterhouse? The coyote kills to survive. Another senator said coyotes are cruel. Coyotes kill to survive. The coyote hound hunter does it for fun. It’s easy to figure out who the cruel one is. The bill did not pass. READ MORE

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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Conflict or Corruption?

A real-life example is that of House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn). His 2023 financial disclosure does not mention that his wife, Sharon Osborne, serves as Chairman of the Board at Latitude Learning, a homeschool cooperative. Rep. Osborne is required to report this potential conflict in his disclosure. However, this oversight is not his only violation of the public trust. READ MORE

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Letters: Be heard at Feb. 8 meeting about proposed changes to Manchester USPS facility

A public meeting will be held to share the initial results of the study and to allow members of the local community to provide their feedback and perspectives on the Initial Findings of the Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR).  The meeting will be held Thursday, February 8, 2 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University, Webster Hall – Mara Auditorium. READ MORE

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State Reps: Please ITL HB 1002 on Thursday

Last week the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 193-179 to adopt the recommendation for HB 1002, a well-intentioned but seriously flawed bill that could have significant consequences on the public’s right to know about government activities if it becomes law. A request to reconsider that vote has been placed by Lisa Smart (R-Meredith) and hopefully the House can take this opportunity to reverse last week’s decision. READ MORE

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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Selective ethics is unethical

It’s clear to me that so many of those serving in the legislature are good and decent people doing their very best to operate within ethical standards. In naming my colleagues here, it is not my goal to malign them but to highlight the need for equal treatment within the legislature. That Rep. Murray was swept up in an ethics investigation suggests a reliance on “gotcha” political games rather than actual accountability. READ MORE