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Judge James Carroll of the Laconia District Court speaks to the media Monday along with a group of others including Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan to discuss the growing problem of heroin and other drugs in the state.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Citing lower incarceration rates and costs, officials urge for more investment in drug courts

Monday, August 3, 2015

When defendants struggling with drug addiction enter Judge James Carroll’s court, he wants to get them into recovery. The underlying crime that brought them to Laconia’s district court in the first place was likely fueled by addiction. Get them into recovery and it can put an end to the crime, officials say. On Monday, state officials, judges and law enforcement …

Clinton’s presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads airing in NH and Iowa

Monday, August 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work on behalf of families …

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according …

Congressional Roll Call, July 31

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Student Aid and Private Universities: The House has passed the Need-Based Educational Aid Act (S. 1482), sponsored by Sen. Chuck …

Capital Beat: Bipartisan group to focus on ‘opportunity gap’

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The presidential candidates flooding to New Hampshire often talk about their humble beginnings, and how they worked their way up to become the people they are today. It’s the classic promise of the American Dream – that no …

McCain asks New Hampshire voters to pay attention to Graham in 2016

Saturday, August 1, 2015

At the end of a Saturday town hall held for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday, fellow Republican Sen. John McCain made a direct appeal to New Hampshire voters. “Tell your friends to go and see …

A month full of moons

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A “blue moon,” which typically refers to a second full moon appearance within the same month, rises over the Lake Michigan horizon in Milwaukee, Wis., on Friday. …

Swimming despite warning

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Triathletes leave the water after swimming in the Copacabana beach during training ahead of the Triathlon Olympic Qualifier event, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. They swam despite published warnings that water in the area was “unfit” …

Hillary and Bill Clinton earn more than $139M

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to federal income tax returns released by her campaign Friday. The returns show that the Clintons paid an overall federal tax rate of 31.6 percent during …

Jolie visits female factory workers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast …

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

Saturday, August 1, 2015

An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, said Laith al-Khaldi died …

Suburb searches for answers after fatal stabbings in Oklahoma

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In the dim of morning, there isn’t much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door’s up. There’s a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway. Police technicians …

Spider vans crawl US roads to triage nation’s potholed byways

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The white Ford van rumbled down Devonshire Street, past the green-trunked palo verde trees and graveled lawns of central Phoenix. Lasers up front mapped the road’s roughness, and high-definition cameras on spider-like arms in back recorded continuous images of cracked asphalt. With 65 percent of U.S. roads rated …