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Opponent challeges Franklin mayor in upcoming race

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two candidates are seeking the office of mayor in Franklin. Logan Barbosa, 27, is running against incumbent Ken Merrifield in the October city elections. “I think that everyone should be contested in an election,” Barbosa said. In recent years, that has not always been the case in Franklin. Merrifield has been mayor since 2008. He ran unopposed in 2007 and …

Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

Friday, August 28, 2015

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, …

Across U.S., many utilities are battling net metering

Friday, August 28, 2015

Net metering, which allows customers to sell excess electricity back to their local utility, was created in the 1990s and became a key component in …

PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax increase

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal “raises taxes on small businesses and increases taxes and fees by $100 million.” — Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in TV ad -------------- What’s a tax increase? In examining the …

Some say net metering cap could stifle solar industry’s growth

Friday, August 28, 2015

Warner officials have already picked two spots where they hope to construct large solar farms that will generate enough power to offset electricity costs for the town’s buildings. Once Warner covers the up-front costs, estimated at roughly $675,000, …

Judge upholds time limit for Libertarian Party to collect ballot signatures

Friday, August 28, 2015

Efforts by the Libertarian Party to win back its official listing on New Hampshire ballots received a setback Thursday when a federal judge upheld a 2014 state law that puts a time limit on the period during which …

Kentucky fugitive arrested in Concord

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Concord Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with the early-morning arrest Thursday of a man wanted in Kentucky. Christopher John Wade, 47, of Richmond, Ky., was wanted in connection with the alleged rape of a child over a period of 10 years in his …

Austria: Up to 50 dead migrants found in truck

Thursday, August 27, 2015

As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 – and possibly up to 50 – decomposing …

Clinton likens GOP’s views to terrorist’s

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing “out-of-date” policies. “Now …

60 years later, Emmett Till not forgotten

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They’re also trying to continue …

Political Monitor quiz for Aug. 28: The Joe’s Biden his time edition

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joe Biden might run for president! Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack! And there’s plenty of talk about medical marijuana and Planned Parenthood to go around for state politicos. That’s right, it’s time for our weekly quiz. …

Political Monitor podcast: Joe Biden decides, Martin O’Malley strives and Democrats weigh options

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord Monitor political enthusiasts Clay Wirestone, Casey McDermott and Jonathan Van Fleet take on the left side of the political spectrum this week, with a podcast focused on the Democrats. Will Joe Biden run? How is Martin O’Malley …

Deliberations begin in sex assault case involving St. Paul’s School students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Owen Labrie used clout and manipulation to lure a 15-year-old underclassman into a dark attic at St. Paul’s School and then forced sex on her despite repeated dissent, prosecutors said Thursday during closing arguments. “She told him no …