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Moose lottery applications being accepted through May 29

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Now’s the time to enter the New Hampshire moose lottery. Applications for the annual lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents and are available online. A total of 105 permits are proposed to be issued this year. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight May 29, or delivered to the New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day. Winners will be …

Deadline for removing bobhouses in New Hampshire nears

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunshine and warmer weather may help remind Granite State fishermen that aIl bobhouses must be removed from the ice by the end of the day Wednesday, according to state law. New Hampshire Fish and Game Lt. Heidi Murphy of the agency’s law enforcement division said the law is designed to ensure that bobhouses and their contents do not fall through the ice and …

N.H. in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If the world view of a few dedicated political visionaries comes to pass, folks in New Hampshire could find themselves sitting at the local pub, playing a game of poker for profit, smoking a cigarette, or a joint, if they choose. The lonely could hire a prostitute without fear of breaking the law. …

Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, …

Review: N.H. should keep juvenile justice programs in DCYF

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A newly released review of New Hampshire’s juvenile justice programs endorsed the decision to keep Child Protection Services and Juvenile Justice Services under the same umbrella of programming, within the Division of Children, Youth and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the state prepares …

Budget cuts mean federal losses, too

Sunday, March 29, 2015

When House budget writers finalized a plan last week to reduce $16.7 million in state money to programs that serve people with developmental disabilities, it was only the first loss. The real reduction would be closer to double …

PolitiFact NH: Lindsey Graham says taking ‘every penny’ from wealthiest 1 percent won’t balance budget

Sunday, March 29, 2015

“If you took every penny of the 1 percent, including their dog, you wouldn’t even begin to balance the budget.” — Lindsey Graham on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 in a speech in Concord ---------------- For years, politicians have …

GOP hopefuls near-unanimous on their own guns

Sunday, March 29, 2015

There are 15 major contenders for the Republican party’s presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns. Some of the contenders have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has …

Voting extended as millions choose new president

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nigeria extended voting into today because of technical glitches as millions turned out to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call. Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote, and for the …

Senate bill would add 30-day residency requirement to vote

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Hampshire voters would be required to live in the state for 30 days prior to voting if a bill passed by the Senate on Thursday goes into effect. The bill’s supporters called it a reasonable effort to avoid “drive-by” voting and other voter fraud, but its opponents …

4-year-old’s death outside day care leads to bill

Friday, March 27, 2015

A year after a 4-year-old girl died outside her day care after her coat got stuck on a branch and choked her, the New Hampshire House has approved a bill that would increase penalties for providers accused of negligence. The bill was created in memory of Willa Shine …

Havenstein tapped to lead N.H. arm of Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security

Friday, March 27, 2015

Walt Havenstein has found a second act in New Hampshire politics after falling short on his bid for governor last fall, in a new role as the state chairman for a national group pushing for more substantive dialogue …

Plan would take money from renewable energy fund, university system for DOT

Friday, March 27, 2015

House budget writers decided yesterday to take $50.8 million from the state’s renewable energy fund and millions more from the university system to help plug a hole in the state highway fund. The House Finance Committee voted 14-9 …