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Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late statesman would have frowned on the tumultuous week at the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy. Despite public …

Legislators sip on bill to allow alcohol samples at NH farmers markets

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The India Pale Ale from Canterbury Ale Works has dominant floral and citrus notes from cascade hops, a classic hop-driven East Coast IPA. But you wouldn’t know that if you wanted to try a little at a farmers market before buying some. That’s because state law doesn’t allow beer and wine producers to …

NASA’s liftoff a success

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NASA’s launch yesterday went off without a hitch. At 3:42 p.m., U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly left the ground at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and headed to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket. With no delays and all systems working perfectly, NASA’s mission control seemed calm and pleased throughout live broadcasting of the launch. Along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, Kelly …

HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans yesterday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest …

Department of Transportation spending plan, and gas tax increase struck down

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Hampshire House Republicans abandoned plans to raise the state gas tax, and now budget writers are meeting today to come up with alternative funding options for the state Department of Transportation. “We killed the gas tax. There …

Jeb Bush widely used executive authority in Fla.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences. Some lawmakers grumbled about the first-year governor making such a move …

Victim advocates: Virginia case may do harm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by the police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback. …

Cruz says he’s signing up for Obamacare

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said yesterday he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House. Cruz …

Authorities: No evidence of frat gang rape at UVA

Monday, March 23, 2015

A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, described in graphic detail in a Rolling Stone article, showed no evidence the attack took place and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said yesterday. The article entitled “A rape on …

New Orleans: Millionaire Durst held without bond

Monday, March 23, 2015

A magistrate yesterday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to …

Analysis: Cruz tests limits of conservatism

Monday, March 23, 2015

If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination yesterday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, …

Who will be the next to launch a presidential campaign?

Monday, March 23, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential announcement signals the start of the next stage of the 2016 election, with presidential hopefuls making final preparations to formalize their White House bids. Here’s a brief timeline of what we can expect in the coming weeks: ∎ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican, …

Forum to focus on climate impacts on maple industry

Monday, March 23, 2015

The state’s maple producers and maple experts will talk this week about climate change and its effects on one of New Hampshire’s iconic industries. The event, “Climate Change not so Sweet for Maple Syrup,” will focus on climate impacts on the state’s forests and maple trees. The forum …