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For Concord High’s Kharel, Gates Scholarship ‘proudest moment of my life’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ashish Kharel, a Bhutanese senior at Concord High School, prefaced what he was about to say with a smile. “I mean, over 50,000 people? I didn’t know it was possible,” he said. “I have way more options now than I thought I’d have. It’s way overwhelming.” He had just sized up a handmade sign taped in the hallway that read, …

Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch …

Concord running out of time to pitch downtown alternative for new courthouse

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After decades of talk and delay, hope for a new county courthouse in Concord is finally burning bright. Both the governor and the House have …

Bow resident who fled on foot Tuesday is wanted by the police

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bow police are looking for Keenan Hibbard, 29, who fled from the police Tuesday night and is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. The police arrived at 59 Knox Road in Bow on Tuesday night, the home of …

Draft Fish and Game 10-year plan calls for reduction in bear population

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Hampshire’s black bear population is at a record level, according to the state Fish and Game Department. The state is home to an estimated 5,700 black bears. In its proposed 10-year management plan, Fish and Game says …

Hassan doesn’t think NH needs two casinos

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan does not think the market supports a second casino in New Hampshire, but didn’t say whether she would veto a bill that would allow for two casinos in the state. Hassan is a vocal supporter of expanded gambling, but has favored a single-casino plan. …

After 4 decades as fugitive, ailing man turns himself in

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called the police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn’t. Moore escaped from police custody …

House backs Shaheen’s bill to boost energy efficiency

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The House gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency, sending the measure to the White House. The bill, approved on a voice vote, includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill last month, …

Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

President Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. New, streamlined application systems built for the …

Frustrated technophobe ‘kills’ computer, gets citation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

For killing the source of his frustration and abandoning the body in an alley, a Colorado man could be considered lucky for just receiving a citation – except his victim was his computer. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that 37-year-old Lucas Hinch was slapped with a ticket for …

Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to approve the …

Hello? 8 million phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service’s overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. …

Emotions over Obama’s trade agenda roil Senate, delay action

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress yesterday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee’s likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. The day began with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah …