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Walt Havenstein, center, shakes hands with Chris Gamache of Deerfield during the Deerfield Old Home Day parade on August 16, 2014. Havenstein, a Republican candidate for Governor, greeted spectators while hustling to keep up with the parade. His wife Judy Havenstein can be seen in the background, passing out flyers.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Candidate profile: Walt Havenstein, 65, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sitting on a shelf in Walt Havenstein’s home office is a gang, as they’re called, of meerkats. “Do you know what a meerkat is?” he asks, pointing up to the cluster of small animals, sitting on shelves surrounded by books and tokens from his military and defense career. During Havenstein’s tenure as chief executive officer of BAE Systems Inc., the … 2

Boutin, Cormier square off in Senate District 16 Republican primary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jane Cormier’s lilting soprano sailed through the halls of White Rock Senior Living Community in Bow the other day, stirring glances – and the occasional toe-tap – from a roomful of gray-haired strangers. “I’m Jane Cormier,” the 54-year-old announced a moment earlier, her grown daughter and teenage son in tow. “My husband and … 3

2nd House District candidates discuss immigration

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Republican candidates for the state’s 2nd Congressional District debated at Franklin Pierce University last night, tackling issues including campaign advertising and national border security. The debate, the second in the university’s Monadnock Debates series, featured state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, former state senator Gary Lambert and former state representative Jim Lawrence. Another candidate, former Concord City Council member Mike Little, did not respond. … 0

Maliki gives up post to rival

Friday, August 15, 2014

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late yesterday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. Standing … 0

Shaheen gets endorsement of Alliance for Retired Americans

Thursday, August 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen earned an endorsement from a national group representing retired Americans yesterday as she touted support for a new measure that would allow seniors to buy prescription drugs outside the country. “We need to protect … 9

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crediting U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid, the Obama administration said yesterday many trapped Iraqis have fled a mountain where they had sought refuge from militants, making it less likely the military would have to carry out a potentially … 0

Republican U.S. Senate candidates weigh on in climate change, energy policy and Northern Pass

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The three Republican candidates seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, outlined divergent views on energy policy and climate change in a series of recent interviews with the Monitor. Jim Rubens said he believes global warming … 1

Election 2014: What you need to know for the Sept. 9 primary

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following is a look at key races for the upcoming Sept. 9 primary. Governor Republicans Andrew Hemingway and Walt Havenstein will face each other in the Sept. 9 primary for the right to challenge incumbent Gov. Maggie … 1

Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused yesterday to delay its ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. The state would also need to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state Wednesday, though the … 0

GOP’s governor hopefuls square off in N.H. debate

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor said at a debate last night that the economy is the key issue facing New Hampshire. Walt Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway and Jonathan Smolin debated at The Monadnock Debates at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. Answering questions submitted by residents, all agreed … 8

Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the … 2

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 13

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Iraq Fighters create safe passage for Yazidis In a dusty camp, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries struggle to aid the starving members … 0