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Climate change drawing lots of money, but gaining little traction, in Senate race

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ronald West considers himself the swing vote of his Concord household. He is a registered independent and cares about issues like the economy and national security. But recently another issue has cracked his top-five list: climate change. “It’s pretty important,” West said. If legislators can ignore the science behind climate change, he said, “it’s easy to ignore other things.” When …

Sharing or shaming? Arrest logs on Facebook tread a fine line

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gone are the days when a minor arrest would be buried in a police blotter or reduced to the fine print in the back of …

Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire said yesterday that on average, its customers who have purchased insurance plans under the federal health …

Mistrial declared in trial on Pembroke home invasion, knife attack

Friday, October 24, 2014

The trial of a man accused of attacking his former girlfriend in her Pembroke home and then lighting a fire before he fled ended in a mistrial yesterday, as a jury announced it was hopelessly deadlocked. Christopher Compas, 59, of Manchester was arrested in 2012 and charged with …

Trial ends in hung jury on discrimination claim against CATCH Neighborhood Housing

Friday, October 24, 2014

In eight hours of deliberation, a jury in federal court could not determine whether CATCH Neighborhood Housing discriminated against one of its disabled tenants. Cathy Wyrenbeck, a 55-year-old resident of Mennino Place in Concord, sued the nonprofit and its property management company last year. She has alleged CATCH …

Biologists studying health of moose population

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s busiest moose checking station was conspicuously not busy Tuesday morning. The small outpost, nestled in the Kilkenny Valley in Milan, is one of six biologist check stations the state’s Fish and Game Department staffs during the …

Franklin schools get slice of $9.75M for mental health training

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Franklin-Hill School District is one of three in the state that will split a $9.75 million federal grant for mental health training and education. The amount of money the district will receive from the federal Department of Health and Human Services wasn’t immediately available, but the grant …

Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how …

Epsom man indicted on new rape charges, raising count of alleged victims to 4

Friday, October 24, 2014

A 67-year-old Epsom man accused this summer of raping two children hundreds of times in the early 1990s has been indicted in Merrimack County Superior Court on new charges alleging sexual assaults on a 10-year-old girl earlier this …

Ebola, foreign policy in spotlight during latest Shaheen-Brown debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reflecting the increasingly nationalized tone of the race, the bulk of the conversation between New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate candidates at last night’s WBIN-TV/CNN debate was grounded not in issues directly tied to the Granite State but instead in …

Suspected Nigerian Islamists kidnap 60 women from northeast

Friday, October 24, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram militants abducted 60 women from two villages in northeastern Nigeria, a security official said, less than a week after the government announced it had reached a truce with the Islamist group. The women were taken over the weekend from the Madagali district of the northeastern …

Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

Friday, October 24, 2014

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said yesterday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for …

Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada’s Parliament

Friday, October 24, 2014

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder. For more than two minutes, the lawmakers applauded and pounded their desks …