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Minimum security inmate missing from Concord work center

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Law enforcement is searching for a minimum security inmate who disappeared Friday afternoon from the men’s Transitional Work Center in Concord. Stephen Roy was last seen about 5 p.m., prison spokesman Jeff Lyons said. Roy did not report for an inmate count nearly an hour later. Lyons was not sure what Roy had been doing when he was last seen. …

Deteriorated Bow bridge closed after state inspection

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A small red-listed bridge over White Brook in Bow has been closed indefinitely after state inspectors found it has “no remaining live load capacity.” The …

New Hampshire funding for treatment, recovery far lower than neighboring states

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sleep as long as possible. Find a way to get heroin. Use. Repeat. The painful cycle was Lance Alonardo’s life, until the 26-year-old decided to …

Political uncertainty of expanded Medicaid has drug treatment expansion plans on hold

Monday, July 6, 2015

The state’s Medicaid expansion program offers an opportunity for substance abuse treatment centers to add more services, but it’s also proving an administrative headache for others. Since the program began last July, many publicly funded treatment centers have been billing insurance for the first time, as opposed to …

In New Hampshire, Pataki challenges Trump to immigration debate

Monday, July 6, 2015

George Pataki was among the first Republican presidential candidates to call out Donald Trump’s comments characterizing Mexican immigrants as a group that consists largely of criminals and “rapists” – and now, he’s challenging the mogul to a one-on-one …

Guinta to hold first town hall since FEC violations surfaced

Monday, July 6, 2015

Rep. Frank Guinta has, in the months since the Federal Election Commission found that he broke campaign finance regulations, repeatedly signaled plans to continue on in his role as congressman, business as usual – sending emails to supporters, …

N.H. synthetic drug ban signed into law

Monday, July 6, 2015

It’s been nearly a year since Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency over synthetic cannabinoids – sometimes referred to as “spice” or “Smacked!” – in the wake of a series of overdoses attributed to the substance across New Hampshire. Within months, legislators were at work on …

Hassan vetoes bill to remove concealed carry license

Monday, July 6, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan stood firm Monday against Republican-led efforts to roll back the state law regulating who can carry hidden guns. In her veto message, Hassan said a bill to remove the licensing requirement for carrying concealed firearms would undo the state’s “common sense” gun laws. “New Hampshire’s …

Three big questions about what happens next in Greece’s debt crisis

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Greek people have voted no to their bailout, no to austerity, and, quite possibly, no to the euro itself. That last part, though, depends on what the European Central Bank does in the coming days. Now, in the end, the “nos” won a landslide 61 percent in …

Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nicky Zachary closed her family’s shoe store just a few hours after opening it Monday after the few customers who had strolled in hadn’t bought a thing. But she was not discouraged – she thinks a landmark “no” …

County corrections workers vote for union switch

Monday, July 6, 2015

Merrimack County corrections employees are switching union representation to SEA/SEIU Local 1984, the state’s largest public sector union. Workers voted early last week to leave the National Correctional Employees Union, which currently represents them, according to a press release by SEA/SEIU Local 1984. “I think this is a …

Christie likely had an escort when bypassing holiday traffic

Monday, July 6, 2015

Drivers stuck in traffic Friday morning on Interstate 93 near Suncook might have seen two black SUVs with New Jersey license plates and flashing blue lights zip past them in the breakdown lane and wondered whether it was …

Seventh-Day Adventists consider gender roles

Monday, July 6, 2015

Tens of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists are meeting this week to face an issue as divisive as any in the Protestant group’s 152-year history: Does the Bible allow women to be ordained as clergy? The question has special …