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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The State Department said it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on how best to condemn information leaks, …

Clinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign. Robby Mook, who is expected to be Clinton’s campaign manager, was visiting New Hampshire Monday and yesterday and traveling to Iowa today and tomorrow for meetings with party …

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the extension past the midnight deadline, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, although there …

Voting extended as millions choose new president

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nigeria extended voting into today because of technical glitches as millions turned out to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call. Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote, and for the …

Senate bill would add 30-day residency requirement to vote

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Hampshire voters would be required to live in the state for 30 days prior to voting if a bill passed by the Senate on Thursday goes into effect. The bill’s supporters called it a reasonable effort to avoid “drive-by” voting and other voter fraud, but its opponents …

4-year-old’s death outside day care leads to bill

Friday, March 27, 2015

A year after a 4-year-old girl died outside her day care after her coat got stuck on a branch and choked her, the New Hampshire House has approved a bill that would increase penalties for providers accused of negligence. The bill was created in memory of Willa Shine …

Havenstein tapped to lead N.H. arm of Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security

Friday, March 27, 2015

Walt Havenstein has found a second act in New Hampshire politics after falling short on his bid for governor last fall, in a new role as the state chairman for a national group pushing for more substantive dialogue …

Plan would take money from renewable energy fund, university system for DOT

Friday, March 27, 2015

House budget writers decided yesterday to take $50.8 million from the state’s renewable energy fund and millions more from the university system to help plug a hole in the state highway fund. The House Finance Committee voted 14-9 …

Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Republican-led Senate voted yesterday to prohibit more than 12,000 New Hampshire welfare recipients from using their cash benefits to buy alcohol, tobacco, firearms and several other items. “We want to help people who are in need,” said Republican Sen. Jeanie Forrester, the bill’s prime sponsor. “But it’s …

After seven years, Jose Montero to step down as state’s public health director

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The way José Montero sees it, “public health happens at the community level.” So when Montero looks back on his time at the helm of the state’s public health division, there’s one moment that sticks out most vividly …

N.H. Senate approves bill at center of Eversourse Energy settlement agreement

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Senate approved legislation yesterday that is at the center of a settlement agreement calling on Eversource Energy to sell off all its power plants, including Merrimack Station in Bow. The bill will allow for low-cost bond financing that would decrease Eversource customers’ carrying costs from 10 percent …

N.H. Senate delays workers’ compensation reform deal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire’s workers’ compensation insurance laws. The chamber voted yesterday to send a tentative deal, which would have given providers three years to bring down costs on their own without government price fixing, back to a committee for further discussion. …

Shaheen and Ayotte to IRS: Provide paper tax forms to public

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A decrease in the number of available paper tax forms has caught the attention of the state’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen introduced a resolution yesterday urging the Internal Revenue Service to provide taxpayers with printed materials needed to file their taxes correctly and …