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Another group declaring a primary victory: campaign finance reformers

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Activists for campaign finance reform saw Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary results as proof that years of working to shine a light on their issue is starting to pay off. A local reform group, the New Hampshire Rebellion, has hounded candidates and marched hundreds of miles across the state over the past two years “to make big money corruption the defining issue …

Trump and Sanders, two divergent candidates with a similar populist message

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the beginning of Bernie Sanders’s campaign, he was often spotted in airports, flying coach and carrying his own bags. Donald Trump flew to nearly …

No turnout record for primary, although GOP saw the most votes cast for that party

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Turnout fell short of a primary record Tuesday, with a total of 520,588 votes being cast, about 9,000 less than 2008, the last presidential primary …

Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy, denied parole

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for the release of Sirhan. The decision came …

Christie, Fiorina drop out of race for Republican nomination

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president “without an ounce of regret” on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary. “While running for president …

Slain teen’s father says he found out about her death on TV

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say was slain by a Virginia Tech student said he found out about his daughter’s death on TV, and questioned whether the tragedy could have been avoided if he had been more a part of her life. During an episode …

House gets closer to reauthorizing Medicaid expansion

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Republican-controlled House gave initial approval to a bill that reauthorizes the state’s Medicaid expansion program for two more years. “This is the right thing to do for New Hampshire,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Joe Lachance, a …

AP: Christie expected to drop out of race

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary. That’s according to two people familiar with his plans, who spoke to …

Ray Duckler: How Hillary Clinton lost New Hampshire in eight years

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Granite Staters announced Tuesday night that they believe in Santa Claus. Robin Hood, too. Bernie Sanders, perceived as a politician who gift wraps idealism and robs from the rich to give to the poor, won the state’s hearts …

Trump proves his lasting power with win in N.H.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The throng of Donald Trump supporters hadn’t even finished pouring into the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester on Tuesday night when they heard the news: the billionaire businessman, whose unorthodox presidential bid has upturned the Republican Party, …

Jubilant Sanders greets supporters after primary win; Clinton vows to soldier on

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

At the end of Bernie Sanders’s victory speech Tuesday night, the senator from Vermont held up his hand to try to quiet the deafening roar from his supporters. All it did was make them louder. The Concord High …

Dunbarton School District to host public hearing on SB 2 warrant article tonight

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After nearly a decade off the warrant, Dunbarton residents in March will consider switching to a SB 2 meeting format for the town and school district. A petition article is on the town and school district warrants this year, and the school district will hold a public hearing …

Runaway pig, long line in Merrimack highlight day at the polls in N.H.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Plenty of things drew voters to polling places across New Hampshire on Tuesday, including a dose of extra cheese and pepperoni in Henniker. “I think it’s the pizza,” said Henniker Town Moderator Wayne Colby in mid-afternoon, pointing to …