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John Gilbert Winant in London on July 9, 1943. (AP Photo)

Committee kicks off fundraising effort for John Winant memorial

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With donations from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and St. Paul’s School in hand, a committee dedicated to creating a memorial for former governor John Gilbert Winant is $60,000 closer to its $150,000 fundraising goal. Rep. Steve Shurtleff, a Penacook Democrat and chairman of the John Winant Memorial Committee, announced the gifts yesterday as part of an update … 0

U.S., European Union impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions yesterday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. The coordinated sanctions were aimed at increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his … 0

Helsinki airport to track passengers closely

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Helsinki’s airport will be the world’s first to track passengers to within feet, a plan being hailed as a technological breakthrough – and drawing scrutiny from privacy advocates. Sensors will monitor all mobile phones with Wi-Fi access turned on from parking lot to takeoff, helping to observe crowding and prevent bottlenecks at the two-terminal airport that 15 million fliers pass through a year. … 0

U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mississippi’s effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court yesterday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee … 0

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say … 0

Hassan signs human trafficking, cell phone bills

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law a measure that strengthens New Hampshire’s laws against human trafficking, as well as a bill banning handheld cell phone use while driving as of July 1 of next year. Hassan said the human trafficking bill, which she signed Friday, takes significant … 0

Governor vetoes workplace bullying bill

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill yesterday aimed at protecting New Hampshire state employees from abusive work environments, saying it was well-intentioned but unworkable. Lawmakers passed the measure after hearing from current and former state workers who said … 0

Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire endorses Feltes for state Senate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UPDATE: Due to an editing error, this story originally stated that Ardinger was supported by an anti-abortion group. Ardinger is supported by EMILY's list, a group that promotes pro-abortion rights Democratic women. -------- The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire endorsed Dan Feltes for Concord’s state Senate seat … 0

Judicial branch to offer e-filing in 2 courts

Monday, July 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch will begin pilot programs this week to push small claims courts toward going paperless. Officials said small claims courts in Concord and Plymouth will switch to electronic filing and processing tomorrow. The goal is to have all 32 small claims courts statewide go … 0

Brown calls for securing the border in new ad

Monday, July 28, 2014

Scott Brown released his sixth TV ad in his U.S. Senate bid yesterday, this one focusing on immigration and securing the border. His call to secure the border comes on the heels of recent discussions over how to handle the flood of immigrant children from Central America now … 1

Capital Beat: Republicans, Democrats mark battleground in race to control state Senate

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Political junkies have surely noticed the uptick in campaign activity between Democrats Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes, who are competing to secure endorsements in a battle to replace Concord’s outgoing state senator, Sylvia Larsen. It’s the first seriously competitive state Senate race Concord has seen in 20 years, … 0

Rubio: Same-sex-marriage foes face ‘intolerance’

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were … 0

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House – six years in – still doesn’t get … 0