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NASCAR races at NHMS bring national attention, economic boost for businesses, state

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The economic windfall of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway includes the Loudon residents who use lawn parking revenue to pay their property taxes and more than a thousand seasonal part-time speedway employees. It also touches state liquor stores, which welcome out-of-town fans, and toll money collected as people flock to the Magic Mile. By the … 0

Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is backing new legislation that would ban employers from refusing to cover certain mandated health benefits such as birth control. The … 0

N.H. says it will wait to enforce abortion clinic buffer zones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The state of New Hampshire, several counties and municipalities – excluding Concord – agreed yesterday not to enforce a law allowing 25-foot buffer zones around … 0

Without a buyer, Racquet Club of Concord could go up for auction this month

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

By the end of this month, the Racquet Club of Concord will have a new owner. Who that owner will be and what will happen next to the longtime health club, however, is uncertain. The Nelson family built the club on Garvins Falls Road in 1972. After more … 0

N.H. fire marshal considers banning reloadable mortar fireworks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

William Degnan has seen 38 July Fourth celebrations come and go since he began his career in fire services. He took over as state fire marshal 10 years ago, and recently he has become more convinced that certain types of fireworks should no longer be legal. “There needs … 3

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released yesterday by the Education Department. The survey of the … 0

Aaron Hernandez moving to Boston jail today

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty to three murder charges, is scheduled to be transferred today from one jail to another about 58 miles north in Boston to be closer to his … 0

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

President Obama appealed to Congress yesterday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that’s … 1

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle’s top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed. Twenty months after voters legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21, Washington state’s first few licensed … 0

Rockets hit Israeli heartland as offensive begins

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Israel yesterday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending … 0

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington, D.C., made a startling discovery last week – decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. The six glass … 1

North Korea again fires projectiles into sea

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

North Korea launched two projectiles last night into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said. The launch was presumed to be of Scud missiles, but the official, who asked … 0

Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is in a stronger position to win re-election than her colleague and fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, according to a new WMUR Granite State Poll released last night. The poll shows Kuster, who … 3