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 Recent press releases suggest U.S. Sen. Jeanne ?Shaheen (left) and Gov. Maggie Hassan (center) could be a good team as the state’s Senate delegation.

Capital Beat: Proposed bills run gamut from major to minor

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Hampshire law prohibits adults from playing in children’s bingo games at private campgrounds or hotels. This session, Rep. James Webb wants to change that. He is proposing a bill that would allow adults to play children’s bingo, but bar them from winning or claiming a prize. The point is to let parents participate in the game while they are …

ALBANY: New museum could draw tourism

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A resident of New York’s capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany’s most abundant renewable resources: political corruption. For a $12.50 or so “bribe,” visitors to the planned Museum of Political Corruption will get a tour of the state’s long history of crooked …

NSA’s collection of phone records to end

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Today, the National Security Agency will end its mass collection of data about Americans’ phone calls under the Patriot Act, 2½ years after a leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden forced the government to confirm its existence. The halt was ordered by Congress, which in June passed the USA Freedom Act to …

Political Monitor quiz for Nov. 27: The everyone’s eligible edition

Friday, November 27, 2015

The state’s Ballot Law Commission rules on Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Chris Sununu and Jeanne Shaheen toil in their respective races. And everyone else enjoys Thanksgiving break. …

Political Monitor podcast: Heaping helpings of Trump, truth and medical marijuana

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ella Nilsen. Jon Van Fleet and Clay Wirestone of the Concord Monitor serve a bountiful feast of analysis and behind-the-scenes chat, taking on Donald Trump’s tall tales and medical marijuana’s growing pains in New Hampshire. …

The N.H. primary ‘myth:’ That voters require several meetings with their chosen candidate

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As the story goes, New Hampshire residents need to meet a candidate three times before they’ll consider offering up their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. The message behind that anecdote is this: You need to spend time shaking hands, fielding questions and posing for photos if you’re going …

Senator shares photos from 576 hikes

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The 11,000 pictures Jeb Bradley has snapped of New Hampshire’s White Mountains may sound like a lot, but maybe not when spread across “The Grid.” Bradley, a Republican state senator from Wolfeboro, is among five dozen die-hard hikers …

Concord High students urge Hassan to reconsider stance on Syrian refugees

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

When he was a refugee case worker in 2007, Forkpah Sumo remembers helping a newly arrived immigrant move into a Concord apartment. The man, a Meskhetian Turk fleeing Russia, walked Sumo out of his new apartment. He paused, …

Seaweed-stealing miscreants may get reprieve from N.H. Legislature

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

People in New Hampshire who collect seaweed beneath the light of stars are in fact breaking the law. But they’re in luck, because soon the state’s 40-year ban on harvesting seaweed at night may well see its last day. The prohibition was voted “New Hampshire’s Dumbest Law” in …

State to probe whether insurance companies are covering substance abuse issues, as required

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Hampshire’s Insurance Department is examining whether insurance companies are covering substance abuse services in the same way that they cover physical health services, as required by law. The probe comes as New Hampshire seeks to expand treatment and recovery services amid a heroin and opioid crisis that …

PolitiFact NH: Did Maggie Hassan vote against legislation to “prevent sanctuary cities” in New Hampshire?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In 2008, Maggie Hassan voted against legislation to “prevent sanctuary cities in New Hampshire.” — Jennifer Horn on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 in a memo --------------- Ever since New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan decided to run for U.S. …

Challenge fails to block Sanders from N.H. ballot

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary ballot. The state’s Ballot Law Commission on Tuesday unanimously supported Sanders’s eligibility following a challenge based on his longtime status as an independent. “We are pleased …

If you want to fly a drone, you may need to register it with the government

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

If you hope to unwrap a new drone for Christmas, be ready to register with the government – an idea that isn’t necessarily popular, even if it’s designed to keep drones from endangering others. “I think the FAA …