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Monitor Minute: April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 145: April 18, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

N.H. Senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate is sending a bill to the governor’s desk that repeals the crime of adultery. Senators passed the measure on a voice vote. Adultery currently is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the Judicial Branch reports that the law hasn’t been enforced in more than a decade. The bill’s sponsor – Manchester Rep. … 0

N.H. Senate approves hand-held cell phone ban

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hand-held cell phone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed yesterday by the Senate. The Senate’s voice vote sends the bill back to the House to consider an amendment to require the state to educate the public about the ban. The House can vote to accept the change, kill the bill or ask the Senate … 1

Time running out for same-sex couples to get tax refund

Sunday, April 13, 2014

When Patricia Bedford went to retrieve her mail last weekend, she was surprised to find a small envelope from the state Department of Administrative Services. In it was an amended W-2 form. There was no explanation or instructions, she said. She wasn’t sure what to do. Little did … 0

Roll call for April 13

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Here’s how New Hampshire’s congresswomen voted on major issues in the week ending Friday. House HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EXPATRIATES: By a vote of 257 for and 159 against, the House on Wednesday failed to reach a two-thirds majority needed to pass a bipartisan bill (HR 4414) that would … 0

Republican presidential hopefuls test waters at GOP event

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Several possible Republican presidential candidates tested their messages before hundreds of voters in Manchester yesterday, each bringing his own flavor to the day’s theme of expanding personal freedoms. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas crafted a narrative around … 21

Shaheen, N.H. state senate alarmed over painkiller Zohydro

Saturday, April 12, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is voicing concern about abuse potential of a powerful new painkiller – a day after a state Senate committee proposed an 18-month moratorium on the drug. Shaheen is sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, asking the FDA to reconsider … 0

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Fred Karger speaks at Concord High School

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fred Karger, who became known during the 2012 race as the only openly gay person to ever run for president from a major political party, is in New Hampshire to promote his new documentary, Fred. The film follows … 0

Brown’s official entrance into U.S. Senate race met with excitement from N.H. Republicans

Friday, April 11, 2014

When Bob Smith announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate last month, he did it before a crowd of no more than a few dozen people in Concord. When Scott Brown made his candidacy official last night, in contrast, … 10

N.H. casino supporters tout revenue sharing among all communities

Friday, April 11, 2014

Casino foes and supporters squared off before the House Ways and Means Committee once again yesterday, this time over a bill that would legalize two casinos and divide $25.2 million in revenue sharing among every community. “I don’t want to go into an enormous diatribe. You’ve heard it … 1

$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

Friday, April 11, 2014

An internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report in … 1

Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Friday, April 11, 2014

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality. Marking the 50th … 3

Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem

Friday, April 11, 2014

With three little words, former Florida governor Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a potent reminder of how difficult the immigration issue remains for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party. An … 0