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For Concord High’s Kharel, Gates Scholarship ‘proudest moment of my life’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ashish Kharel, a Bhutanese senior at Concord High School, prefaced what he was about to say with a smile. “I mean, over 50,000 people? I didn’t know it was possible,” he said. “I have way more options now than I thought I’d have. It’s way overwhelming.” He had just sized up a handmade sign taped in the hallway that read, …

Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch …

Concord running out of time to pitch downtown alternative for new courthouse

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After decades of talk and delay, hope for a new county courthouse in Concord is finally burning bright. Both the governor and the House have …

PolitiFact NH: Did State Department really send three comedians to India on ‘Make Chai, Not War’ tour?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

“Hillary Clinton’s State Department sent three comedians to India on the ‘Make Chai, Not War’ tour.” — Rand Paul on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 in a speech in Nashua, N.H. ---------- When Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took to …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Election 2016: Gay marriage ensnares GOP hopfuls

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopefuls are struggling with how to position themselves on same-sex marriage, an issue that is bedeviling a party hoping to avoid social controversies as the 2016 election approaches. Rapidly changing public opinion on the subject has …

Insurance department explores health care payment reform

Friday, April 24, 2015

Health care spending is high and rising in New Hampshire, and the state should consider holding both providers and insurers accountable for improving quality and containing costs, consultants hired by the insurance department said yesterday. The department hired Compass Health Analytics and University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers …

After probe, Lakeview rehab center gets new leadership

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is bringing in new leadership after months of scrutiny following reports of abuse and neglect. Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center announced yesterday the appointment of a new executive director for its facility. Additionally, New Hampshire’s education commissioner recently ordered the special education …

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in ‘88 deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago. The ruling followed a hearing Thursday on Anthony Barnaby …

Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

Friday, April 24, 2015

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who shot himself yesterday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury’s verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Authorities said 75-year-old John Goodwin, a longtime piano instructor in …

Obama defends U.S. intelligence after hostage deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Obama yesterday praised the nation’s spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future …

In Baltimore, protesters promise biggest Freddie Gray rally yet

Friday, April 24, 2015

After a week of protests, people angry over the unexplained police-custody death of Freddie Gray promised their biggest march today, when they would try to “shut down” the city. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked protesters for being peaceful so …

HIV, hepatitis C epidemic in Indiana sparks CDC alert

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases. Indiana state health officials said yesterday …