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Main Street the day after contractor bids for the Main Street project came up disappointingly short. January 27, 2013.

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Capital Beat: Death penalty repeal, marijuana decriminalization may not be dead just yet

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Despite the New Hampshire Senate’s seeming defeat of bills to repeal the death penalty and decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana Thursday, the prime House sponsors of both pieces of legislation still see an opportunity to push their bills through. The key factor giving them hope: Senators didn’t kill either bill outright. Unable to break a tie, senators laid … 0

Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy. The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado’s recreational … 0

Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported … 0

Monitor Minute: April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 142: April 15, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

State senate committee to weigh temporary ban on new painkiller Zohydro

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Senate Commerce Committee today will consider legislation that would temporarily ban a powerful new painkiller that addiction experts have warned will add to the state’s burgeoning opiate epidemic. Committee Chairman Andy Sanborn, a Bedford Republican, unveiled an amendment last week to a House bill that would prohibit … 2

Monitor Minute: April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 141: April 14, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

New Hampshire moves to nix adultery as a crime

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery. The Judicial Branch said that the law hasn’t been enforced in more than a decade. Rep. Tim O’Flaherty, a Manchester Democrat who sponsored a House bill repealing the statute, said … 0

Vt. Sen. Sanders speaks in N.H. as he mulls 2016 run

Monday, April 14, 2014

Still weighing a possible run for president, independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a New Hampshire crowd he doesn’t shy away from a platform based on a socialist agenda. The two-term senator from Vermont spoke Saturday at the … 3

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