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N.H. legislators, with backing of outside groups, debate Article V of U.S. Constitution

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This session, New Hampshire legislators might find themselves discussing whether the state should invoke an obscure but hotly debated clause in the U.S. Constitution as a way to prompt broad government reforms. It all comes back to Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which provides an avenue for proposing constitutional amendments “whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it …

Owner of Meat House butcher shop has to pay nearly $14,000 to charity

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An owner of a butcher shop in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to not giving money from a fundraiser to a charity. The Meat House …

Homeless advocates slam bill that would allow landlords to collect last month’s rent

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Homeless rights advocates urged state lawmakers yesterday to scrap a bill that would allow landlords to collect an additional month’s rent as down payment from …

Shelter opens for the day to house homeless during storm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anthony Shinholster took the early bus from Manchester to Concord yesterday to shovel snow outside Steeplegate Mall. But after trudging up Loudon Road through the snow and piercing wind, the 37-year-old learned that, like most everything else, that …

Despite the cold, enough businesses stayed open for some coffee, pizza, and a hot lunch

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow plows crowded the parking lot of the Windmill Restaurant, one of the few eateries still open and serving drivers who were looking for lunch in the teeth of the storm. “We never close. Only on Christmas Day,” …

Gilmanton: Fire torches house, vehicles

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All that’s left of an old Gilmanton home is two chimneys after a fire engulfed the building, torched adjacent cars and prompted dozens of firefighters to rush to the scene yesterday. Gilmanton fire Chief Joe Hempel said the …

Ray Duckler: In Penacook, some work, some don’t as storm fails to deliver

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Darlene Junkins, who flexed both arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger to show off her New England toughness, sold hardware. George Blatsis sold salads and sandwiches. Mohammad Warraich sold convenience store stuff, mostly coffee and cigarettes. These merchants worked in …

Coastal storm fails to pack a wallop in Concord

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The supposed blizzard of historic proportions didn’t live up to the hype in Concord yesterday, but most residents heeded warnings and stayed off the roads anyway. A National Weather Service meteorologist reported the capital city would have 10 …

PHOTOS: Riding out the storm at UNH

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Students can get pretty creative when it comes to having fun on a snow day. University of New Hampshire students Kurt Ferrell, Stefan Formichelli and Aj Kivela chained up an old inflatable couch to Ferrell’s truck and took …

Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange …

Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers yesterday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin …

Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

President Obama defended the U.S. government’s willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen yesterday in paying respects …

Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. That criminal record will …