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State outlines plan to distribute Narcan kits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire keep pace to meet last year’s record, the state will soon begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to law enforcement and social service agencies free of charge. The state is ordering 4,700 kits of naloxone, known by brand name Narcan, for distribution statewide. The drug reverses the breathing failure that causes death in cases of heroin and opioid overdoses. Narcan usage in the …

Minnesota: Before nation’s top Dems, Clinton sends Biden clear message

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, they have taken steps to make clear how they’ve taken control of the party’s establishment …

PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax increase

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal “raises taxes on small businesses and increases taxes and fees by $100 million.” — Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in TV ad -------------- What’s a tax increase? In examining the big claims about New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposals made by the state chapter …

Hassan names transportation nominee

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan plans to nominate a Massachusetts transportation official to become commissioner of the same agency in New Hampshire. Hassan announced Wednesday that she will nominate Victoria Sheehan to lead New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation. Sheehan, who lives in Nashua, currently serves as manager of strategic planning …

In Derry, Trump blasts GOP opponents

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Long before presidential candidate Donald Trump took the stage Wednesday night at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, the crowd was clamoring for him. Trump was running an hour late, and the line to see him stretched around the block …

Ray Duckler: Trump, the billionaire who exposes the discontent of money in politics

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Donald Trump wanted us to visualize a marionette, controlled with strings by someone above. He wanted us to understand that others seeking the presidency of the United States, Republicans and Democrats, are told what to do by those …

Clinton breaks with Obama over oil drilling

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In her first major break with President Obama over environmental policy, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she opposed drilling in the Alaskan Arctic because it is too dangerous. “The Arctic is a unique treasure,” Clinton announced in a personally …

Peterborough: Clinton to black activists: Look beyond ‘changing hearts’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told activists from the “Black Lives Matter” movement they should promote specific policy changes rather than only focusing on “changing hearts.” “Look, I don’t believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, …

Primary 2016: GOP puzzled by Rubio’s slow start in Granite State

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio’s slow-go campaign strategy is puzzling party operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire, states where voters are used to candidates showering them with attention early and often. While some GOP hopefuls are already highlighting …

Wary of proposed medical marijuana dispensary, Plymouth residents feel powerless at hearing

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

For more than two hours Monday, Plymouth residents and onlookers questioned the operators of a medical marijuana dispensary preparing to open in town and a team of high-ranking representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services tasked …

Maine ends $570,000 contract with substance abuse program group

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A substance abuse provider organization is scrambling to find funding for two prevention and recovery programs in Maine that it says will come to a halt because one of its long-standing contracts with the state is being terminated. Ruth Blauer, executive director of the Maine Association of Substance …

Tribe to keep pursuing gambling on Martha’s Vineyard after referendum fails

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Martha’s Vineyard tribe will continue pursuing a plan to turn an unfinished community center into a gambling hall after a tribal referendum to halt the effort failed Sunday. Tobias Vanderhoop, chairman of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, said the vote was 110-110 with eight votes disqualified. The vote …

Huckabee headed to Israel

Monday, August 17, 2015

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, less than a month after he said the Iranian nuclear deal will “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” will visit Israel for a series of meetings and …