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Brown calls for securing the border in new ad

Monday, July 28, 2014

Scott Brown released his sixth TV ad in his U.S. Senate bid yesterday, this one focusing on immigration and securing the border. His call to secure the border comes on the heels of recent discussions over how to handle the flood of immigrant children from Central America now crossing the border. “Americans go through security before they go on a … 0

Lake Host program aims to stop spread of invasive Asian clams in N.H.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The invader may be small – merely the size of a quarter – but the Asian clam can have a devastating impact on New Hampshire’s … 0

Lake Escapes: Lonesome Lake ‘well worth the hike’

Monday, July 28, 2014

The small docks at the lakeshore were crowded at midday with people eating lunch, relaxing in the sunshine and resting from their trek to reach … 1

Last-ditch US effort on Gaza truce; Israel cool

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed yesterday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its … 0

Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area … 0

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fast-food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread … 2

Obama urging Central American leaders for help

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama met with Central American leaders yesterday to urge them to help slow the stream of unaccompanied children from their countries to the U.S., as House Republicans tried to agree on their own proposed solution to the … 0

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The House passed a bill yesterday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. However, millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Obama are set to expire. The … 1

Former LGC entities agree to tentative arrangement including more state oversight

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The two public risk pools that used to make up the Local Government Center have come to a tentative agreement with the state that would subject them to more state oversight. HealthTrust and Property-Liability Trust released the terms of the agreement yesterday, but hearing officer Don Mitchell has … 0

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

Saturday, July 26, 2014

French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali yesterday, officials said. Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason … 0

Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A judge has struck down a 2012 law as unconstitutional that effectively blocked out-of-state students and others from voting in New Hampshire unless they established residency in the state that extended to other activities beyond voting, such as getting a driver’s license. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union … 4

Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton prepares its annual corn mazes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

An ancient tradition is alive in the corn fields of Hopkinton. This week, the Kimball family put the finishing touches on Beech Hill Farm’s annual mazes. The theme of this year’s biggest maze is Greek mythology: its corn … 0

Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan … 0