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How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With less than six months to go before the New Hampshire primary, August has been a particularly busy month on local television airwaves. If you tune in regularly to the 6 o’clock evening news on WMUR, you’ve likely seen one of the ads touting Chris Christie’s record, produced by his campaign. You’ve likely also seen another ad touting the same …

’Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Sunday, August 30, 2015

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat. Those stories and many more, taking the reader to the distant ranges of …

Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week. The interfaith service at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Va., was filled with somber prayers across several religions, along with music from the Roanoke …

State outlines plan to distribute Narcan kits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire keep pace to meet last year’s record, the state will soon begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to law enforcement and social service agencies free of charge. The state is ordering 4,700 kits of naloxone, known by brand name Narcan, for …

With community support, nonprofit gives child with hemophilia the room of his dreams

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When the Peake family arrived at home last Saturday night, the Tilton-Northfield fire department was parked outside their home – but they were not there to fight a fire. Instead, the fire department and other members of the …

Minnesota: Before nation’s top Dems, Clinton sends Biden clear message

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, …

TV shooting survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera’s bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was …

Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

Friday, August 28, 2015

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam. Even as stocks whipsawed, data on housing, consumer confidence, the labor market and economic growth …

Across U.S., many utilities are battling net metering

Friday, August 28, 2015

Net metering, which allows customers to sell excess electricity back to their local utility, was created in the 1990s and became a key component in launching the solar industry, especially for homes and small business. But in some …

PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax increase

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal “raises taxes on small businesses and increases taxes and fees by $100 million.” — Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in TV ad -------------- What’s a tax increase? In examining the …

Clinton likens GOP’s views to terrorist’s

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing “out-of-date” policies. “Now …

60 years later, Emmett Till not forgotten

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They’re also trying to continue …

Political Monitor quiz for Aug. 28: The Joe’s Biden his time edition

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joe Biden might run for president! Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack! And there’s plenty of talk about medical marijuana and Planned Parenthood to go around for state politicos. That’s right, it’s time for our weekly quiz. …