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Report: Havenstein owes about $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein owes Maryland roughly $9,000 for tax breaks he shouldn’t have taken, according to a report by WMUR. The issue centers on Havenstein’s residency. Earlier this year he went before the state Ballot Law Commission to validate that he lived in New Hampshire and could run for governor. According to WMUR, in 2007 Havenstein signed affidavits saying his primary residence was in Maryland and as a … 2

Feltes has financial edge over Ardinger, reports show

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story has been updated to include the financial details of candidates Jerry Little in District 8 and Maureen Raiche Manning in District 16. The amount of cash on hand in state Sen. David Boutin’s report has also been corrected. ------------------------------------------------------------ Less than three weeks before the Democratic primary for state Senate District 15, Concord attorney Dan … 0

First financial filing: Hassan outraises Republican competition

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s re-election campaign has already raised more than $2 million, a sum greater than both of her Republican challengers combined. The gubernatorial candidates’ first financial reports became available yesterday, providing insight into each of the campaigns’ financial health and how the candidates have spent money thus far. The start date of the filing period depended on when the candidate got into … 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

McCain to join Brown for N.H. town hall

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain will join Scott Brown at a town hall event Monday. The two will appear together at Pinkerton Academy in Derry for a discussion focused on foreign policy, Brown spokeswoman Lizzy Guyton said. The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. Brown, who is … 0

Mayday PAC will back Rep. Carol Shea-Porter for her campaign finance reform stance

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Mayday PAC, a super PAC created to get big money out of politics, announced it will jump into a second New Hampshire race. The Mayday group said yesterday it will back U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat, in her re-election bid against Republican Frank Guinta because she … 0

U.S. sending weapons directly to Kurdish forces, officials say

Monday, August 11, 2014

The U.S. government has begun to funnel weapons directly to Kurdish forces fighting Islamist militants in northern Iraq, U.S. officials said yesterday, deepening American involvement in a conflict that the Obama administration had long sought to avoid. The decision to arm the Kurds, via a covert channel established … 2