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On the record: Hassan says efficiency ideas still none of the public’s business

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One of the big ideas in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s $11.5 billion state budget is to create a new executive position charged with making government more efficient. A good place for this new cost-saver to start would be with the ideas state department heads have already offered to make state government more efficient. So what are those ideas? Hassan still isn’t …

Lay off the mega-doses of Vitamin D

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vitamin D, in combination with calcium, is good for your bones. You should consume modest amounts in your diet, if possible (and for most people …

Concord to decide where – and if – medical marijuana facilities would be located in city

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bill Eldridge wants to sell pot in Concord, and the city council could help him do it. Eldridge is a board member of Wellness Connection, …

Beautiful birches: Flexible forest dwellers are built to survive even the harshest conditions

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I’ve thought a lot about birch trees lately. One reason is that the clump of gray birches in our yard started the season by bowing down to the winter gods under the weight of the Thanksgiving snow. Though …

Photographer’s documentary on Northern Pass set to debut at Red River

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jerry Monkman lives on the Seacoast, far from the stretch of New Hampshire where Northern Pass plans to plant a new electric transmission line. But the nature photographer says everyone in New England will be visually affected by …

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School student wins state bee for second year in a row

Saturday, February 28, 2015

They breezed through the spelling of “anachronism,” “minaret” and “dichotomy,” but were tripped up by “mozzarella,” “rendezvous” and “kuchen.” Slowly but steadily, children filed off the stage and rejoined their families in the audience, until just two remained. …

News briefs: March 1, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DHS fight shows Congress’s limits Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they’re really in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner’s weakness in the face of …

In 2016, candidates count, but don’t ignore the fundamentals of the changing electorate

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Conservative Political Action Conference drew a flock of prospective presidential candidates, attracted a huge media throng and generated lots of commentary last week. A smaller conference in a downtown office building Tuesday might have revealed as much about how presidential races will play out in 2016 and …

Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

Saturday, February 28, 2015

As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations. …

Repayments to European bank need discussion

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are “in a different league” and will need discussion with Greece’s creditors, the country’s …

Central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

Saturday, February 28, 2015

China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months yesterday, adding to signs the country’s leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. The People’s Bank of China announced a rate cut on one-year loans by commercial banks by 0.25 percentage point …

‘Barbie’ candidate dashes hope for left’s revival

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Poland’s main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects. Today the Democratic Left Alliance – …

Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim,’ investigators say

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin’s image and drive him from power. …