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The official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled Friday, Sept. 19 at the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick is unveiled

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The presentation of the official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled in a ceremony on the lawn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord yesterday The portrait, painted by Richard Whitney, was hung inside the court house after the ceremony. … 3

Walt Havenstein, Carly Fiorina tour local company MadgeTech

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited a local technology company yesterday to get a glimpse of the type of business he said he would like to see more of in the state. MadgeTech, nestled in a nondescript building in Warner, makes gadgets that are used all … 0

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook gun shop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an open house at his shop yesterday afternoon. “I think age is a definite plus here,” … 0

Hassan names Odell, Merrill to committee that permits Northern Pass, wind projects

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has nominated Republican state Sen. Bob Odell and Democratic state Rep. Amanda Merrill to sit on the committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind farms or pipeline projects in the state. The legislators would be among the first public members to … 0

Poll: Democratic incumbents leading in U.S. Senate, governor races

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Democratic incumbents are leading in the U.S. Senate, congressional and governor races, according to a New England College Poll released yesterday. In the tightest race, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter leads Republican challenger Frank Guinta 46 percent to 41.6 in the 1st Congressional District race. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen … 0

Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are affecting four states – including New Hampshire – but that’s far from the sweeping overhaul Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, … 3

House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy amid skepticism

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The House yesterday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for … 0

Census report: N.H. uninsured population grew slightly in 2013

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest that the number of uninsured people in New Hampshire increased slightly between 2012 and 2013. About 140,000 residents, or 10.7 percent, were uninsured in 2013 – up from about 139,000, or about 10.6 percent, in 2012, according to data released … 0

New Hampshire House votes to uphold Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of anti-bullying bill

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

House lawmakers voted yesterday not to revive a bill that aimed to protect state employees from bullying and abusive work environments. Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed the legislation this summer, saying it was unworkable and would lead to a dramatic increase in litigation. The bill’s supporters fell more than … 0

Ayotte, Shaheen weigh in on U.S. strategy to fight Islamic State

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Both of New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators questioned the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at an Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday on the country’s strategy to confront the Islamic State. U.S. Sen. … 1

Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said yesterday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan … 0

Al-Qaida’s heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of … 0

From military prison, Chelsea Manning offers punditry on Iraq

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The simmering debate about the evolving U.S. military strategy in Iraq and Syria was joined yesterday by an unlikely pundit: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning. Manning, a former U.S. intelligence analyst convicted last year of leaking classified U.S. information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, argues in a new piece … 0