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Frank Guinta editorial board. October 26, 2012. Running for re-election in the first congressional district. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)

Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans Dan Innis and Frank Guinta took distinctly different views on spying by the National Security Agency and how to fund road and bridge projects during a debate yesterday on a Manchester radio station. Innis and Guinta are running in the Sept. 9 Republican primary for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, the incumbent Democrat. They debated each other, as well as candidate Brendan Kelly, on the Jack Heath radio program on WGIR. Heath and New Hampshire Journal reporter John DiStaso moderated the debate, which covered the NSA, raising the federal gas tax, social issues and the border crisis. The clearest difference between … 1

Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A year out from the adoption of New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law, state officials said they’re trying to move quickly to roll out the rules for ID cards, dispensaries and other provisions that go along with it. Not quickly enough, say medical marijuana advocates and others who want to start using the drug without fear of criminal charges. In a gathering organized by … 0

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals yesterday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other’s approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress’s annual August recess looming. Unless Democrats capitulate, “We’re going to … 0

N.H.’s Travel Division head to lead regional group

Friday, July 18, 2014

The director of New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and Tourism has stepped down to head Discover New England, a tourism organization representing the region. Lori Harnois has worked for the division for 15 years. Her last day was Thursday. She starts as executive director at Discover New England … 0

N.H.’s U.S. senators call for a cease-fire in Ukraine after jet shot down

Friday, July 18, 2014

Both of New Hampshire’s U.S. senators called yesterday for a cease-fire in the wake of a Malaysia Airliner getting shot down over Ukraine. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, also called for tougher sanctions against Russia and increased military aid for Ukraine. “I believe (Russian President) Vladimir Putin can … 0

U.S. appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

Friday, July 18, 2014

A federal appeals court ruling yesterday that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists but sparked sharp anger among Republican leaders in a conservative state that prides itself on being the buckle … 0

Detroit: Seeking a Clinton challenger

Friday, July 18, 2014

On the night before her keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists in Detroit, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to … 0

N.H.’s federal delegation, candidates weigh in on border crisis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pressure is growing on Congress and President Obama to take action to resolve what’s become a humanitarian crisis along the nation’s southern border. Since October, more than 50,000 children from Central America have entered the country, overwhelming the … 5

Nighttime construction on I-293 to restrict lanes in Manchester

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nighttime construction on Interstate 293 southbound in Manchester will cause lane restrictions. The lane closures are scheduled in the vicinity of Exit 4 from 7 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow. One southbound lane will be open at all times. The temporary closures are to allow for construction … 0

GOP committee: We’ll flip New Hampshire House

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee said yesterday that it has the resources to help flip control of the New Hampshire House of Representatives back to the GOP. In a conference call, leaders of the RLCC and the Republican State Leadership Committee said the committees will be going on … 1

Republicans call for investigation into $25,000 contribution to Hassan

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Correction: This story has been updated to remove an incorrect reference to a 2010 decision from the Attorney General about contributions in the gubernatorial campaign. This story originally stated the decision related to how much money candidate John Stephen accepted from PACs. The decision, however, related to contributions … 3

Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Senate Republicans yesterday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s … 2

Auction date set for Plainfield tax militants’ property

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Federal officials are once again preparing to sell the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding law enforcement officials at bay for nine months in 2007. The auction of Ed and Elaine Brown’s fortress-like home on 100 acres in … 2