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Former defense contractor and Republican, Walt Havenstein, left, talks with former New Hampshire Gov. Steve Merrill before announcing his plans to run for governor of New Hampshire, Wednesday April 16, 2014, in Concord, N.H. Havenstein hopes to unseat Democrat Maggie Hassan. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Havenstein, N.H. Republican gubernatorial candidate, builds platform on economic growth, jobs

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Republican Walt Havenstein kicked off his gubernatorial campaign yesterday by introducing himself as an experienced businessman – one who presided over a corporate budget that’s triple the size of the state budget – who can end years of economic stagnation under Democratic governors. “We have squandered an entire decade, and we’re falling behind,” Havenstein said. “We can either ignore those … 0

Bill seeks New Hampshire paint disposal program

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The price of a gallon of paint could rise 75 cents to support a paint recycling and disposal program in New Hampshire, but it would give consumers a way to empty garages and basements of old paint cans, witnesses told a Senate committee yesterday. Most testified in support of joining a national paint stewardship program at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee … 0

N.H. Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire’s lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker who is planning additional legislation. Rep. Tom Sherman told a Senate committee yesterday that he hopes to file another bill … 0

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a … 0

Havenstein takes aim at Hassan during N.H. gubernatorial announcement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Republican Walt Havenstein kicked off his gubernatorial campaign this morning by introducing himself as an experienced businessman who can end years of economic stagnation under Democratic governors. “We have squandered an entire decade and we’re falling behind,” Havenstein … 4

Monitor Minute: April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 143: April 16, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

U.S. a wild card in Scots’ vote on independence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With support growing for independence just months before Scots decide whether to break up with Britain, outsiders are weighing in with impassioned calls to keep the three-century-old union together. British officials from across the political spectrum, European Union leaders, corporate executives and retired military commanders have made their … 0

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin said Monday she … 0

Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran’s ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade … 0

Monitor Minute: April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 142: April 15, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

State senate committee to weigh temporary ban on new painkiller Zohydro

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Senate Commerce Committee today will consider legislation that would temporarily ban a powerful new painkiller that addiction experts have warned will add to the state’s burgeoning opiate epidemic. Committee Chairman Andy Sanborn, a Bedford Republican, unveiled an amendment last week to a House bill that would prohibit … 2

Monitor Minute: April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 141: April 14, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

New Hampshire moves to nix adultery as a crime

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery. The Judicial Branch said that the law hasn’t been enforced in more than a decade. Rep. Tim O’Flaherty, a Manchester Democrat who sponsored a House bill repealing the statute, said … 0