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As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As the amount of public money to New Hampshire legal aid programs shrinks, lawyers are increasingly looking towards local businesses and community stakeholders for financial assistance. The 15th annual N.H. Campaign for Legal Services is kicking off to raise $350,000 for New Hampshire Legal Assistance as well as the Legal Advice and Referral Center in Concord. The programs provide legal …

State outlines plan to distribute Narcan kits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire keep pace to meet last year’s record, the state will soon begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to …

With community support, nonprofit gives child with hemophilia the room of his dreams

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When the Peake family arrived at home last Saturday night, the Tilton-Northfield fire department was parked outside their home – but they were not there …

South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat

Thursday, August 27, 2015

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy. Kiir signed the agreement in Juba, …

Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American soldiers in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two-decade manhunt for one …

Trump says he’s proud he booted Univision’s Ramos from event

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s proud of kicking one of the country’s best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference – the latest in a series of clashes with the media. “I think I …

Police: Man charged with assaulting 3-month-old son

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Winchester man has been arrested after doctors determined his 3-month-old son’s injuries were caused by blunt force trauma. Jeffrey Roy, 23, was charged with assault, WMUR reported. Investigators said the baby remains hospitalized with bleeding on the brain and in the eyes. Roy told police he picked …

In Franklin, Rubio chats and chews at local businesses

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday was just another day at work for Andrea Grevior. That is, until shortly after 2:30 p.m., when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio walked down Central Street in Franklin and stopped at Grevior Furniture. “I still can’t believe (it). …

Legislative budget assistant submits resignation after 32 years

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lawmakers accepted the resignation Wednesday of longtime Legislative Budget Assistant Jeff Pattison, who oversees the office that helps senators and representatives of both political parties craft the state budget. “Jeff is a great teacher,” said Concord Rep. Mary Jane Wallner, one of several lawmakers who praised Pattison’s tenure …

Emergency funding keeps state parks open

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The state parks system will stay open after lawmakers approved a $1.1 million stop-gap funding measure Wednesday. The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee approved the money after officials warned that without it the Division of Parks and Recreation would …

Silver tsunami of retirement-eligible workers threatens to increase health plan spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The state’s health benefit plan for retired state employees is facing a $10.6 million deficit over the next two-year budget period as pharmaceutical costs continue to rise. “Long term, this trend nationwide does not look like it’s going …

Time to hit the books: School back in session in some Concord area towns

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Labor day is more than a full week away and some school districts are already opening their doors and welcoming students back from summer vacation. Teachers and students returned to the classroom in Henniker, Weare, Suncook and Epsom …

Virginia TV reporter, cameraman killed on air; suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. Authorities identified …