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Long-term unemployed seek prospects at Franklin job fair

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Daisy Magill would like to work with kids, or maybe animals. That’s about all she knows right now, at age 19 and two months after graduating from Franklin High School. So she wound a slow path yesterday, browsing through the first New Hampshire Employment Security Job Fair in Franklin. She’s still thinking about attending classes at NHTI, but she might … 0

Joshu Sasaki Roshi, monk who brought Zen Buddhism to US, dies at 107

Saturday, August 2, 2014

When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an … 0

Faculty, admin at odds over reason for NHTI cuts

Saturday, August 2, 2014

NHTI faculty and top officials are at odds over the recent move to cut 14 teaching positions. The Concord-based community college announced an expected $3 … 0

Developer who bought former Racquet Club will “grow the club,” he says

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Racquet Club of Concord is now the Health Club of Concord, but its new owner said other changes will come slowly. Charles Mabardy officially bought the club this week from the Nelson family, which operated the Garvins Falls Road gym for 40 years. The sale saved the … 0

Senate passes VA reform bill, including key provision meant to benefit N.H. veterans

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Senate passed a veterans reform package last night that contains a provision benefiting those in New Hampshire, where seeking care at Veterans Affairs facilities can sometimes mean traveling outside the state. New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen teamed up to include a provision that allows … 0

4 groups getting over $921K in health funding

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Four organizations in New Hampshire are getting a total of more than $921,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services. They are Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth; Harbor Homes Inc., in Nashua; Manchester Community Health Center; and the City of Manchester. Nationally, the … 0

U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin this morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would bring … 0

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 1

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Libya Extremist militias declare control of city Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The sweep in … 0

Appeal to be filed Aug. 14 for Whitey Bulger

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lawyers for former crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger said they’ll file their appeal of his 2013 convictions with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 14. Eighty-four-year-old Bulger is serving life in prison. He was convicted in a broad racketeering case, including 11 killings and other … 0

Republicans keep hurting themselves

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Republicans may yet win the elections in November. They may end up in control of both houses of Congress come January. But in the final week before a lengthy August recess, they have shown a remarkable capacity to … 0

Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in U.S.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived yesterday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter” … 0

House GOP scraps border plan after backlash from conservative wing

Thursday, July 31, 2014

House Republican leaders were ambushed by another conservative insurrection yesterday, forced to scrap a pivotal vote on a border security bill and scrambling to find a solution amid a familiar whirlwind of acrimony and finger-pointing. The failure to move forward with legislation aimed at coping with a surge … 0

Ayotte a target vote for new gun, domestic violence legislation

Thursday, July 31, 2014

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is the top target in a new push to strengthen federal laws that keep domestic abusers from purchasing guns. Everytown for Gun Safety, a national advocacy group, has been airing an ad on WMUR this week to coincide with a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee … 2