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Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how to address those concerns. While both believe in the importance of a strong educational system for New Hampshire, Lauer-Rago wants all families …

Ebola, foreign policy in spotlight during latest Shaheen-Brown debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reflecting the increasingly nationalized tone of the race, the bulk of the conversation between New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate candidates at last night’s WBIN-TV/CNN debate was grounded not in issues directly tied to the Granite State but instead in challenges originating states or oceans away. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, moderating the debate alongside NH1 News’s …

Secret Service guard dogs are in spotlight after latest White House fence jumping

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The apprehension of a man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was bitten by a guard dog highlighted one of the Secret Service’s most effective weapons: its canines. Secret Service agents and K-9 units quickly subdued the latest fence jumper, whom authorities identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, …

Kuster talks jobs, Social Security and ISIS

Friday, October 17, 2014

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster gave President Obama and his administration a “C” grade on their handling of the nation’s recent foreign policy crisis. The administration’s response to the threat of the Islamic State has been “slow,” she said, …

Kuster with $1 million, Garcia with $311,000 in final weeks

Friday, October 17, 2014

Incumbent 2nd District U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster had three times the amount of cash on hand her challenger, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, had by the end of September, according to financial documents available yesterday. Kuster, a Democrat from Hopkinton in her first term in Congress, raised $558,000 between …

Bill Clinton rallies Democrats at Manchester dinner

Friday, October 17, 2014

Republican candidates running against the state’s Democratic delegation want voters to stop thinking this cycle and cast “resentment votes” in their favor, former president Bill Clinton told a packed house in Manchester last night. “I want you to …

PUC begins PSNH scrubber hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state Public Utilities Commission began hearing testimony this week in a case that will determine to what extent Public Service of New Hampshire customers should pay for a $422 million scrubber the utility installed at Merrimack Station in Bow. The hearings extend into next week and their …

Havenstein outraises Hassan for first time

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has far outspent Republican challenger Walt Havenstein since the two became official opponents following the Sept. 9 primary.  Within that same time frame, Havenstein outraised Hassan for the first time this election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday.  Now, heading into the final …

Pappas, Burns face off again

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For the second-straight election, voters in Executive Council District 4 will choose between Democrat Chris Pappas of Manchester and Bob Burns, a Bedford Republican. The winner will represent a 19-community district that includes Allenstown, Bow, Chichester, Epsom, Loudon, …

Fresh faces on Executive Council bring new perspective

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The New Hampshire Executive Council looks decidedly younger than it did a few years ago. A period of transition on the council began in 2012, when victories by Republican Chris Sununu and Democrats Chris Pappas and Colin Van …

In Executive Council race, Van Ostern a heavy favorite

Thursday, October 16, 2014

With his opponent barely campaigning, incumbent Democrat Colin Van Ostern is expected to breeze to victory in Executive Council District 2. Van Ostern, of Concord, is running against Republican Tim Dillon of Concord, who is not actively campaigning …

N.H. Supreme Court rules on push pulling lawsuit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state Supreme Court has upheld a judge’s ruling that federal election laws pre-empt New Hampshire’s regulation of push polling, the practice of asking voters questions intended to influence their decisions. The ruling stems from a poll during the 2010 Congressional election of former Republican U.S. representative Charlie …

Governor, executive councilor spar over reappointment vote

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A decision on the reappointment of a high-profile member of the New Hampshire attorney general’s office became a point of contention between the governor and an executive councilor yesterday. The five-year reappointment of Associate Attorney General Jane Young was ultimately approved at yesterday’s council meeting – at Gov. …