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Police detain a protester following a march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers. Brown, who was killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb, was shot Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, and died following the confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In the weeks since heavily armed police officers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a national dialogue has been ignited over the need to equip law enforcement with military-grade gear. Much of the conversation has centered on a decades-old program that provides local police forces with Pentagon war-surplus material, including … 1

Ray Duckler: Looking to inspire others through a clear vision

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Randy Pierce is blind, but his tunnel vision is 20/20. Sure, he slipped on a rock during a recent hike, and walked into a branch because his guide dog, Autumn, was sniffing on the job. But Pierce sets goals, and he pursues them with the passion of a man who’s climbed all 48 … 0

Democrats criticize Republican candidates at party dinner in Concord

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over traditional fare of turkey and apple cider, Democrats used a party-organized dinner last night as an opportunity to attack Republicans running in this November’s election. “It’s very clear that this is a critical election and that there is a real choice between the vision that we have as Democrats . . . … 2

Verdict expected in former health analyst’s wrongful termination trial

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A jury is expected to issue a verdict today in the case of Leslie Ludtke, a former health policy analyst who claims she was wrongfully terminated in 2011 by the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Ludtke was fired after she reportedly voiced concerns over the department’s decision to alter … 0

Latest gubernatorial finance reports released, show biggest spending in media and ads

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The latest campaign finance reports for New Hampshire’s gubernatorial candidates show an emphasis on media buys in the days leading up to the primary election. The campaigns for Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Walt Havenstein, her Republican opponent, have submitted their financial reports through their political action committees … 0

Bill would require convicts to attend sentencing

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to require violent offenders to attend their sentencing hearings, in the wake of a dispute that arose in the case of a man convicted of raping and killing a 19-year-old college student. Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat whose father and brother-in-law were … 0

The Insiders: Look what we found – it’s an entire downtown of stuff to check out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Normally in this column we (eloquently and hilariously) encourage you to visit someplace downtown. Well today we’re encouraging you to visit all of the places. Today is the debut of Discover Downtown, organized by Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable, a campaign aimed at bringing hordes of people … 0

Census: 2013 poverty rate falls in New Hampshire

Thursday, September 18, 2014

There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared with the year before, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 1.3 percent decline from about 128,500 people in poverty in 2012 to about 111,500 last year is the … 0

O’Connor, Souter criticize lack of civics education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter didn’t always agree when they served on the bench together. But last night, appearing together at the Capitol Center for the Arts, they shared their mutual appreciation … 15

GOP support for Democrat Pappas causes dustup

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attracting endorsements can be a savvy political move and is a staple of every election cycle. But they can sometimes cause a stir, as they did this week when 50 Manchester-area Republicans endorsed Democrat Chris Pappas in the … 2

Hassan names Odell, Merrill to committee that permits Northern Pass, wind projects

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has nominated Republican state Sen. Bob Odell and Democratic state Rep. Amanda Merrill to sit on the committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind farms or pipeline projects in the state. The legislators would be among the first public members to … 0

Poll: Democratic incumbents leading in U.S. Senate, governor races

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Democratic incumbents are leading in the U.S. Senate, congressional and governor races, according to a New England College Poll released yesterday. In the tightest race, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter leads Republican challenger Frank Guinta 46 percent to 41.6 in the 1st Congressional District race. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen … 0

Concord Planning Board hearing on proposed poultry processing plant postponed

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Concord Planning Board delayed a public hearing last night on a proposed poultry processing plant in East Concord. Fournier Foods has applied to build a 5,500-square-foot plant in an industrial park on Locke Road. Owned by Craig Fournier and Omar Khudari, the company currently operates a mobile … 3