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Another group declaring a primary victory: campaign finance reformers

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Activists for campaign finance reform saw Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary results as proof that years of working to shine a light on their issue is starting to pay off. A local reform group, the New Hampshire Rebellion, has hounded candidates and marched hundreds of miles across the state over the past two years “to make big money corruption the defining issue …

Trump and Sanders, two divergent candidates with a similar populist message

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the beginning of Bernie Sanders’s campaign, he was often spotted in airports, flying coach and carrying his own bags. Donald Trump flew to nearly …

No turnout record for primary, although GOP saw the most votes cast for that party

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Turnout fell short of a primary record Tuesday, with a total of 520,588 votes being cast, about 9,000 less than 2008, the last presidential primary …

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can’t see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics. “The campaign’s always over …

A meteorite may have killed someone for the first time in nearly two centuries

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Local authorities in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are investigating whether the death of a man at a college campus over the weekend was the result of a falling meteorite. A blast at Bharathidasan Engineering College left a crater in the ground and blew out glass …

New Hampshire borrowers to share in mortgage settlement

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Hampshire is part of a $470 million multi-state settlement with banking giant HSBC over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses. The Justice Department says the agreement requires the bank to pay $100 million to the federal government and to an escrow fund administered by the states to make …

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies …

Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires’ …

CHICAGO: Teen’s death illuminates police code of silence

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder. …

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved …

Heights Community Center returns to council agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A new Heights Community Center is back on the table at the Concord City Council. Citing cost concerns, the council stalled plans for the new community center at the former Dame School on Canterbury Road nearly one year ago. City staff had presented multiple design options, ranging in …

Political Monitor podcast: One day until New Hampshire votes, with Trump and Sanders out front

Monday, February 8, 2016

In a special bonus podcast episode, Monitor reporters Megan Doyle, Allie Morris and Ella Nilsen join Clay Wirestone to run down the primary race on the Republican and Democratic sides. Who will win? Who will lose? Take a …

Primary Day polling times and locations

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Allenstown: St. Jean the The Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Andover: Andover Elementary Middle School, 20 School St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barnstead: Barnstead Town Hall, 108 S. Barnstead Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Belmont: Belmont High …