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Climate change drawing lots of money, but gaining little traction, in Senate race

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ronald West considers himself the swing vote of his Concord household. He is a registered independent and cares about issues like the economy and national security. But recently another issue has cracked his top-five list: climate change. “It’s pretty important,” West said. If legislators can ignore the science behind climate change, he said, “it’s easy to ignore other things.” When …

Sharing or shaming? Arrest logs on Facebook tread a fine line

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gone are the days when a minor arrest would be buried in a police blotter or reduced to the fine print in the back of …

Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire said yesterday that on average, its customers who have purchased insurance plans under the federal health …

Secret Service guard dogs are in spotlight after latest White House fence jumping

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The apprehension of a man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was bitten by a guard dog highlighted one of the Secret Service’s most effective weapons: its canines. Secret Service agents and K-9 units quickly …

Officials: N.Y. doctor has Ebola

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said yesterday. He’s the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the city. …

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the …

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins Shaheen in N.H. this weekend

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join fellow U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire this weekend to campaign against a challenger familiar to both of them: Republican Scott Brown. Warren defeated Brown – who was then the incumbent …

Republican congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia accused of plagiarizing parts of two speeches

Thursday, October 23, 2014

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, the Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat, apologized yesterday for not properly citing a magazine editorial from which she lifted passages for a speech she gave on the State House floor in …

Planned Parenthood PAC backs Van Ostern, Feltes for Concord

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire’s PAC endorsed a slew of candidates for Executive Council and the New Hampshire Senate in a press release yesterday. The candidates on the list support the full range of services provided at Planned Parenthood health centers, including abortion and access to contraceptives. In …

Suit claims school staff abused disabled students

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Relatives of two disabled students are suing a Greenfield special needs school, claiming staff pinched, hit and taunted the children and took photos of a naked boy sitting on a toilet. Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of an 11-year-old Vermont …

Rubio discusses immigration in New Hampshire stop

Thursday, October 23, 2014

About 40 New Hampshire residents got a taste of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on immigration and combating homegrown terrorism yesterday – views they might hear more of if the Florida senator decides to run for president in …

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 …

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 Jeanie Forrester and former union president and Democratic challenger Carolyn Mello. Mello, 65, …