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Zandra Rice Hawkins of the advocacy group Granite State Progress breastfeeds her 14-week-old daughter Anabelle while two other mothers do the same in the background during a rally to kick off World Breastfeeding Week on the State House plaza in Concord on Friday, July 31, 2015. Breast-feeding advocates also called for passage of a state breast-feeding bill.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Backing breast-feeding

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nursing mothers joined advocates at the State House on Friday to emphasize that women who breast-feed in the workplace should not face discrimination or retaliation, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week. Similar gatherings were held in Dover, Littleton and Meredith. Workplace policies on breast-feeding came up for debate in the New Hampshire Legislature this year. Democratic state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark …

Debate in his sights, Kasich zeroes in on New Hampshire

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Days before Fox News announces who will participate in the first GOP primary debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is projecting a laid-back attitude toward his chances of being on stage and saying he’s pleased with the support he’s received since joining the race July 21. “I’m pretty cool and calm right now,” Kasich …

Accused S.C. gunman pleads not guilty, but plans to plead guilty to hate crime charges

Friday, July 31, 2015

The man accused of gunning down nine African-Americans last month inside a historic black church known as “Mother Emanuel” has told his lawyers that he currently plans to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges, attorney David Bruck told a federal judge Friday. However, Bruck said that because federal officials have not decided …

UNH bias guide: The term ‘American’ can be offensive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UPDATE: UNH on Thursday removed the language guide from its website. --------------- A “bias-free language guide” written by University of New Hampshire faculty has come under criticism from the school’s president and state officials. The guide, published in 2013, was meant to educate students and faculty about using …

5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and …

In N.H., a shift in Clinton’s conversation on gender

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the gymnasium at the Amherst Street School in Nashua, plenty of people were jostling to get in the 11th and final question at Hillary Clinton’s town hall Tuesday morning – but 10-year-old Emily Wall was the one …

$2.6M bond approved for New Hampshire resort’s alpine coaster

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Belknap County delegation has approved a $2.6 million bond for a New Hampshire ski resort to build an alpine roller coaster. The Laconia Citizen reports Gunstock Mountain in Gilford will purchase the ride for $1.5 million from Wiegand, a German company with more than 200 coasters around …

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard …

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women’s prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Over at least four …

New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and …

Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such …

Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A 15-year-old boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex for artists where they lived, authorities said Tuesday. Santa Cruz police Chief Kevin …

Can you tell the real Donald Trump from the fake Donald Trump? Try our quiz!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has vented his spleen on topics aplenty since the beginning of his presidential campaign. His press office’s news releases are marvels of thuggish vitriol, so The Forum decided to showcase five of them here …