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Monitor Minute: April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 143: April 16, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

U.S. a wild card in Scots’ vote on independence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With support growing for independence just months before Scots decide whether to break up with Britain, outsiders are weighing in with impassioned calls to keep the three-century-old union together. British officials from across the political spectrum, European Union leaders, corporate executives and retired military commanders have made their cases. Even David Bowie registered a plea for Scotland to “stay with us.” But there … 0

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin said Monday she has directed an immediate halt to the program while the agency does a review. Social … 0

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A woman was taken into federal custody yesterday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before … 1

Monitor Minute: April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 140: April 10, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

N.H. House committee takes testimony on bill to annul mental health records

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Both the attorney general’s office and the state Department of Safety urged lawmakers yesterday not to pass a bill that would allow people to annul their mental health records, therefore restoring their rights to purchase firearms. New Hampshire doesn’t report the names of people adjudicated as mentally ill … 0

Ayotte: Death penalty repeal could effectively commute Addison’s sentence

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Talking about repealing the death penalty as if it won’t affect Michael Addison’s death sentence is “absurd,” U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said on a Manchester radio program yesterday. “It seems like in Concord they’re saying, ‘Well, we’re just going to leave the Addison case alone,’ and I think … 0

N.H. committee formed to make recommendations on STEM education

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has issued an executive order creating a task force to make recommendations on STEM education in schools – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The group includes members with experience in STEM education in kindergarten through 12th grade; the Community College System of New Hampshire; the … 0

Clinton says she’s ‘thinking about’ presidential run in 2016

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hillary Clinton, an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, said that though she’s contemplating a run, she won’t make a decision soon. “I am thinking about it,” the former secretary of State said Tuesday in a question-and-answer session after a speech at a conference in San … 0

What were you reading? The Monitor’s 15 most-read stories of March

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Practically every day, part of my job as web editor here at the Monitor is to see what you – the readers – are looking at while you’re hanging out on ConcordMonitor.com. In March, marijuana was again a … 2

Monitor Minute: April 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 139: April 9, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

Hassan declares ‘Equal Pay Day’ as Democrats urge N.H. House to pass wage fairness bill

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

State Democratic leaders strongly urged the House to pass a paycheck fairness bill yesterday as the governor declared “Equal Pay Day,” a day meant to draw attention to the continued gap between men’s and women’s wages. The push also coincided with a national movement on wage equality. The … 1

Volunteers and state officials pay tribute in Concord to victims of violent crime

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ann Ring had just welcomed her first child into the world when her 13-year-old sister, Kathy Lynn Gloddy, was found raped and strangled to death in Franklin. It was 1971. The murder was never solved. In those days, she said, there were few options in New Hampshire for … 0