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From left, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Anna, a survivor of sexual assault, appear at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, to discuss "Campus Accountability and Safety Act" that is before the Senate. Anna was an 18 year old student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York when she was sexually assaulted by fellow students at a fraternity party, just three weeks into her freshman year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ayotte introduces bill to curb sexual assaults on campus

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday intended to help prevent campus sexual assault and provide better support for victims. The bill “will make it in the schools’ immediate best interest to take proactive steps to protect their students and rid their campuses of sexual predators,” according to a press release from Ayotte’s office. The release cited data from … 1

Garcia, Lambert square off on finances, climate change in District 2 Republican primary debate

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The three candidates running for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District race met yesterday for a debate where all three defended their most recent fundraising reports. State Rep. Marilinda Garcia of Salem used the debate as an opportunity to defend her campaign from claims that she is receiving most of her funding from outside of the district. Garcia raised more … 0

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen seeks to expand contraceptive coverage for military servicewomen, family members

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A bill introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen seeks to expand contraception coverage for those who served in the military and their relatives. The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act would, among other things, eliminate cost-sharing for pregnancy prevention methods through the military’s TRICARE insurance program and require that military treatment facilities maintain a “sufficient stock of a broad … 0

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House – six years in – still doesn’t get … 0

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow … 0

Post office changes reach Canterbury, where tiny office a part of town fabric

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Canterbury Post Office is located in a white clapboard building, where it rents space from the town’s country store. A blue mailbox with the U.S. Postal Service logo and a small painted sign hanging from the awning … 1

Obama urging Central American leaders for help

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama met with Central American leaders yesterday to urge them to help slow the stream of unaccompanied children from their countries to the U.S., as House Republicans tried to agree on their own proposed solution to the … 0

Former LGC entities agree to tentative arrangement including more state oversight

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The two public risk pools that used to make up the Local Government Center have come to a tentative agreement with the state that would subject them to more state oversight. HealthTrust and Property-Liability Trust released the terms of the agreement yesterday, but hearing officer Don Mitchell has … 0

Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan … 0

Shaheen, Brown fundraising reports detail donors, spending

Friday, July 25, 2014

The number of people and political action committees who gave to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from April to July vastly outnumbered those that gave to her top Republican opponent, Scott Brown, recently released campaign finance reports show. Shaheen and Brown’s second-quarter fundraising reports became available on the Federal … 1

Pope meets Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for her faith

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pope Francis met privately yesterday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. … 1

N.H. relative welcomes woman’s release from Sudan

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Hampshire brother-in-law of a Sudanese woman once sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith said yesterday he is happy she is now in Italy, en route to the United States. Gabriel Wani said he is waiting to hear from his brother about the … 0

Judge delays abortion clinic buffer zone argument

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A federal judge has put off arguments on the constitutionality of New Hampshire’s law creating buffer zones of up to 25 feet around abortion clinics after the attorney general agreed not to enforce it. The law was to take effect July 10 but after the Massachusetts ruling, Alliance … 1