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Hassan, Havenstein go head-to-head at NH1 debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The state’s Medicaid expansion plan – sometimes referred to as the New Hampshire Health Protection Program – was a recurring issue at the gubernatorial debate last night between Gov. Maggie Hassan and Walt Havenstein. Hassan repeatedly pointed to Havenstein’s decision to attach his name to a “pledge” backed by the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity, which indicates a …

Senate District 2 candidates differ on minimum wage

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For their representative in the state Senate, voters in the northwest part of the Lakes Region will choose between former town administrator and Republican incumbent …

Did anti-Boutin mailer go too far?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

After 10 combined years in state office and half a dozen successful political runs, incumbent Republican state Sen. David Boutin is, by now, well-accustomed to …

Kuster, Garcia receive dueling endorsements on abortion

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Both candidates in the 2nd Congressional District touted endorsements from groups on opposite sides of the abortion issue. NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire yesterday endorsed U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster for her long-standing support of abortion rights, and Women Speak …

U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said yesterday that everyone traveling into the United States from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and …

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted yesterday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a …

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial yesterday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial …

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new …

Ray Duckler: As Shaheen, Brown camps battle over territory before debate, a chicken works ‘undercover’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? Because he didn’t have to, and that was fine with the chicken. Let me explain, and please, be patient. Before we address the chicken, we must first address who received permits …

Shaheen, Brown outline the ‘clear choice’ for N.H.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As they sparred on stage at last night’s U.S. Senate debate, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown repeated many of the lines they’ve used to outline the “clear choice” New Hampshire voters will face …

North Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man yesterday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are …

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, …

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents’ money and flying to Germany, authorities said yesterday. The girls – two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend – were reported missing after they …