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Bernie Sanders is mobbed at the Ward 5 polling place downtown on Tuesday.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Primary blog: ‘Big doins’ this time’

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5:07 p.m.: Leo Cote was only too happy to stand on a Franklin street corner in the cold all day for Bernie Sanders Tuesday. “I want my boy to have a chance,” said Cote, a 57-year-old Franklin resident dressed in a grey beard, black bowler hat and a massive, hand-painted Bernie sign on South Main Street. He stood just outside …

Winter storm could dump over a foot of snow on Cape Cod

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people. In …

Could we genetically modify ticks so they don’t pass on Lyme disease? Maybe, but ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The news that genetic modification of mosquitoes is being tested as a way to kill off the pests and stem the spread of diseases – an idea that is getting more attention because of the horrifying Zika virus – raises a question for us in New England: Why not use it to wipe out the ticks that spread Lyme disease? That’s an interesting …

Warm winter and snow shortage gets maple syrup season off early

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Hampshire’s warm winter has gotten the maple syrup industry off to an early start, but it’s way too soon to say what that means for the season. “Ask me in April,” said Mike Moore, co-owner of Sunnyside …

PolitiFact: Jeb Bush says Americans consume vast majority of addictive painkillers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

“90 percent of all pain medications are prescribed in the United States.” — Jeb Bush on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor -------------- As New Hampshire officials work to contain the …

Republicans circle as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 6, 2016

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns. Jeb Bush …

Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole says Ted Cruz is not a conservative, but ‘an extremist’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been publicly backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush since endorsing him back in November. But after Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses Monday, the former Kansas senator is growing more …

Where they stand: Planned Parenthood dispute and abortion rights

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade more than four decades ago, but in 2016, abortion remains a divisive issue. All of the Republican candidates oppose abortion and say they would defund Planned Parenthood. Of the eight remaining candidates, three – Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Ben …

Dems ready for long primary

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond. Clinton and Sanders are both flush …

Republican-controlled Senate signs off on bills to combat substance abuse

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Republican-controlled Senate signed off on spending $4.6 million to combat New Hampshire’s drug crisis, which officials estimate claimed more than 400 lives last year. The chamber unanimously passed three bills Thursday that would use that money to fund a statewide drug court program, a policing initiative meant …

Health insurance participation through online site up slightly from a year ago

Friday, February 5, 2016

About 2,000 more people signed up for health insurance through the online Marketplace this year than last year. According to data released this week, 55,183 New Hampshire residents enrolled for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act through the Health Insurance Marketplace since November 2015, when the latest …

Political Monitor quiz for Feb. 5: The sprint to the finish line edition

Friday, February 5, 2016

With a handful of days left until the New Hampshire primary, the air is electric as candidates pound the pavement and saturate the airwaves. Who will win? Who will lose? Remember to vote and have your say! …

Texas: Anti-abortion activist rejects probation offer

Friday, February 5, 2016

An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Terry Yates, the attorney for David Daleiden, who faces …