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Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks with the Monitor editorial board on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Hassan urges Republicans to follow her lead and be clear on what they’re willing to fund or not

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan still supports expanding gambling in New Hampshire, but she won’t say whether she would sign into law a bill that authorizes two casinos instead of just one, as she prefers. “You would optimize casino revenue by having one casino,” Hassan said yesterday in an interview with the Monitor. “I would have to understand and hear from people …

Regulators approve tougher rules for internet providers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies yesterday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. The 3-2 vote ushered in a new era …

PolitiFact NH: Did Kuster flip-flop when voting for ‘CRomnibus’?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evoking the old cliche about lawmaking and sausage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster faces questions about whether she changed her stance on two votes, going one way when faced with a pair of standalone bills and the other way after those measures were wrapped into a much larger package. The dispute involves two …

Federal dollars trickle into state, slowing maintenance

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Hampshire has had to shelve or delay routine maintenance of secondary roads and bridges as the rate of federal money flowing into the state for highway improvements has slowed over the past decade, a lag that state …

Yemen leader says still president after fleeing capital

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country’s south said yesterday all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, last September are illegitimate, hinting that he will seek to reclaim …

Sunday, February 22, 2015

U.S. may walk away from nuclear talks

Sunday, February 22, 2015

With only weeks left to the deadline to reach a first-stage nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that “significant gaps” remained and warned that America was ready to walk away from the talks if Tehran doesn’t agree to terms demonstrating that it …

First prisoner exchange completed

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location yesterday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. Some 139 Ukrainian troops and …

Moscow protesters strike out against Ukraine and the West

Sunday, February 22, 2015

For the thousands of Russians gathered near Red Square yesterday, Maidan – the square in Kiev synonymous with pro-European protests last year– is nothing to celebrate. “Maidan is a festival of death . . . Maidan is the …

Meet Uber’s nemesis

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Born into a family of craftsmen in a hardscrabble Bavarian village, Richard Leipold started driving a cab as a college kid in Berlin. He liked it so much that he kept doing it after graduation, and he ultimately helped topple a local taxi guild with competition-stifling work rules. …

Frozen key to past and future

Sunday, February 22, 2015

E arth’s past, present and future come together on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious continents. Clues to answering humanity’s basic questions are locked in this continental freezer. …

Kim Jong Un inspects artillery drill

Sunday, February 22, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a live-fire artillery drill by his country’s military units near the sea border with the rival South, believed to be timed ahead of annual U.S.-South Korean exercises, state media reported yesterday. Analysts in Seoul said North Korea was attempting to demonstrate …

Spacewalking astronauts turn into cable guys on job

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station yesterday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA …