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

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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 …

Grand jury indicts 16 people in Oregon

Friday, February 5, 2016

By MARK BERMAN and LEAH SOTTILE Washington Post A federal grand jury has indicted 16 people for their roles in the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff, charging them all with a count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States. The group’s leader, Ammon Bundy, and 15 other …

Senate blocks energy bill over Flint water fight

Friday, February 5, 2016

A bipartisan energy bill more than a year in the making was blocked by Democrats on a procedural vote in the Senate, falling victim to disagreements over aid for the lead- poisoned water system of Flint, Michigan. The Senate voted 46-50, short of the 60 votes needed to …

Christie bounces between fiery and patient with voters as primary nears

Friday, February 5, 2016

For Henniker resident John Kjellman, the ability to change one’s mind is good. Which is why he likes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his switch from a pro-abortion rights stance to an anti-abortion one. “That’s a good …

Reported use of cigarettes and alcohol down sharply in N.H. schools, but e-cigarette use is soaring

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Hampshire high school students are using much less alcohol and tobacco than they did a decade ago, while their use of illegal drugs has not declined nearly as much, according to the latest in a series of …

In final State of the State address, Hassan focuses on jobs

Friday, February 5, 2016

Gov. Maggie Hassan unveiled a new workforce development initiative Thursday, which aims to get low-income residents into good-paying jobs and put at-risk youth on positive career tracks. The second-term Democrat detailed the “Gateway to Work” plan during the …

Sanders’s appeal to young voters: ‘He’s the cool grandpa’

Friday, February 5, 2016

As Democratic debate fever descended on the University of New Hampshire campus Thursday, junior Celine Guedj spent her afternoon in the student union building handing out information for a LGBTQ+ student group. Guedj supports Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders …

PolitiFact: Ted Cruz off on claim that median African-American income rose $5,000 under Reagan

Friday, February 5, 2016

During a town hall event at New England College in Henniker, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz faced a voter who asked what he would do for “struggling minorities.” Cruz said the key is economic growth, underpinned by a …

PolitiFact: Bernie Sanders ad claims or implies endorsements from New Hampshire newspapers

Friday, February 5, 2016

Says he was endorsed by the Valley News newspaper — Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in a campaign ad ---------- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been searching for high-profile newspaper endorsements in the New Hampshire primary. …

Where they stand: On gun control, candidates split on party lines

Friday, February 5, 2016

A church in South Carolina. A community college in Oregon. A holiday party in California. Time and time again, this election cycle has been disrupted by news of mass shootings. In light of those events, candidates have been …

Clinton-Sanders battle boils over in debate between two-iron willed contenders

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton is not going down to Sen. Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire without a fight. That was the overriding message that came through when the two Democrats met for their first face-to-face debate of what has become …