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Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. ,speaks French as she welcomes the New England Governors and eastern Canadian Premiers at the start of their 38th annual conference Monday, July 14, 2014, in Bretton Woods, N.H.  Energy and economic collaboration were the main topics at Sunday and Monday's conference.  Eastern Canada is rich in hydropower while New England markets are eager to shore up supply and control some of the nation's highest energy costs. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

For Hassan, inclusion and opportunity guide path as governor

Sunday, October 26, 2014

In April 1999, a group of concerned families gathered for a news conference to urge New Hampshire officials to meet a looming deadline in an ongoing school funding crisis. Special education summer programs were facing financial uncertainty, the Associated Press reported at the time, and many parents were worried about what this would mean for their children who relied on …

Havenstein draws on military, business experience for leadership lessons

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Over the course of his career in the military and the corporate world, Walt Havenstein has learned “about 100 different things” the hard way. He’ll be the first to admit it. But if you ask New Hampshire’s Republican gubernatorial candidate to point to a moment that defines his outlook on leadership, one of …

Warren calls on past experience against Brown to rally support for Shaheen

Saturday, October 25, 2014

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, neither Scott Brown’s current nor former senatorial opponents were holding back as they rallied a crowd in Concord yesterday afternoon. “I’m Jeanne Shaheen,” the incumbent Democratic U.S. senator said, kicking off one of three get-out-the-vote rallies held across the state yesterday. “This is …

Climate change drawing lots of money, but gaining little traction, in Senate race

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ronald West considers himself the swing vote of his Concord household. He is a registered independent and cares about issues like the economy and national security. But recently another issue has cracked his top-five list: climate change. “It’s pretty important,” West said. If legislators can ignore the science …

GOP candidates tread gingerly on climate

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, …

Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor’s race

Saturday, October 25, 2014

After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state’s GOP loyalties and a hail of negative …

O’Malley to campaign again in New Hampshire

Friday, October 24, 2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is returning to New Hampshire to campaign for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. O’Malley is scheduled to visit restaurants and local businesses in the Concord, New Hampshire, area on Monday. He also is scheduled to attend a chili feed with New Hampshire firefighters and Shaheen in …

Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how …

Ebola, foreign policy in spotlight during latest Shaheen-Brown debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reflecting the increasingly nationalized tone of the race, the bulk of the conversation between New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate candidates at last night’s WBIN-TV/CNN debate was grounded not in issues directly tied to the Granite State but instead in …

Secret Service guard dogs are in spotlight after latest White House fence jumping

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The apprehension of a man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was bitten by a guard dog highlighted one of the Secret Service’s most effective weapons: its canines. Secret Service agents and K-9 units quickly …

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the …

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins Shaheen in N.H. this weekend

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join fellow U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire this weekend to campaign against a challenger familiar to both of them: Republican Scott Brown. Warren defeated Brown – who was then the incumbent …

Republican congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia accused of plagiarizing parts of two speeches

Thursday, October 23, 2014

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, the Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat, apologized yesterday for not properly citing a magazine editorial from which she lifted passages for a speech she gave on the State House floor in …