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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

Work continues on insurance network rules

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Hampshire Insurance Department said network adequacy requirements for health plans should focus more on making sure consumers have adequate access to different types of services rather than providers. The state’s network adequacy standards have been in the spotlight since the department approved Anthem Blue Cross and … 0

Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans Dan Innis and Frank Guinta took distinctly different views on spying by the National Security Agency and how to fund road and bridge projects during a debate yesterday on a Manchester radio station. Innis and Guinta are … 1

Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A year out from the adoption of New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law, state officials said they’re trying to move quickly to roll out the rules for ID cards, dispensaries and other provisions that go along with it. Not quickly enough, say medical marijuana advocates and others who want … 0

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals yesterday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other’s approach unacceptable, leaving … 1

Germany: Obama sends top aides to Berlin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

President Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin yesterday in an effort to defuse tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government over U.S. espionage after the expulsion of the top American spy. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security … 0

Senate Dems to unveil $2.7B bill on immigrant children

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Obama’s request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico. The measure also would provide immediate aid to Israel for the Iron Dome missile defense system as well as money … 1

Shark sightings a lure for Cape Cod tourists

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy … 0

District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to … 1

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, Mass., a former industrial city outside Boston that’s thousands of miles from … 1

With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats group has endorsed Concord attorney Dan Feltes in the primary race for the District 15 state Senate seat. Feltes, 35, is competing with Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 … 5