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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 … 0

Feltes has financial edge over Ardinger, reports show

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Less than three weeks before the Democratic primary for state Senate District 15, Concord attorney Dan Feltes has outraised Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger by more than $25,000. Yesterday was the first deadline for financial filings in this race. Ardinger has raised about $41,482 and spent roughly $20,418. Feltes reported about $67,374 raised and about $36,175 spent so far. The two will … 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

Brown campaign out with new ad on immigration

Monday, August 11, 2014

Scott Brown’s campaign will begin airing its second immigration ad this week, once again linking the problems at the border directly to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. “Want to know why there is lawlessness on the border? Ask Senator Shaheen,” Brown says into the camera. “She voted against border … 3

Write-in candidate joins Democratic primary race for Merrimack County District 10

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Democratic primary to represent Merrimack County District 10 in the House is shaping up to be a competitive race with the addition of a write-in candidate. Three Democrats filed in June to be on the primary ballot to fill the district’s three seats – they are incumbents … 0

90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the … 0

50 years on, Vietnam resolution resonates

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A dubious threat to U.S. interests. A swift vote in Congress for broad presidential war powers in response. A long, costly and bitterly debated war. Fifty years ago today, reacting to reports of a U.S. Navy encounter with … 0

Capital Beat: Possible presidential candidates building groundwork for 2016

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Actions speak a whole lot louder than words when it comes to presidential politics. With the midterm election still 86 days a way, no politician – Republican or Democrat – is foolish enough to overtly say he or … 1

Scott Brown takes heat from Smith, Rubens, voters at NH Farm Bureau picnic

Saturday, August 9, 2014

There were blueberries and there was bunting. There was ice cream and corduroy, corn on the cob, and cranky toddlers. Except for the issues – and candidates promoting their websites in their stump speeches – last night’s New Hampshire Farm Bureau event with Republican candidates for the U.S. … 4

Granite State Farm to Plate bill sets up future legislation for local farming and fishing

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Next to two rows of tents full of New Hampshire farmers selling their produce, Gov. Maggie Hassan ceremonially signed a bill declaring that local farming and fishing is important to the state and should be considered in future … 2

Special court for N.H. veterans holds first session

Friday, August 8, 2014

New Hampshire’s first criminal court docket dedicated to veterans with mental health and substances abuse issues got under way yesterday with three veterans facing a judge sitting before a backdrop of military flags. Nashua District Judge James Leary … 0

Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed yesterday by President Obama. Other changes will take longer … 0

Concord residents gather at Red River Theatres for NAMI fundraising event

Thursday, August 7, 2014

They were there for their children, their friends, their neighbors – and, in some cases, themselves. “I walk to turn helplessness to learned hopefulness,” read one of dozens of signs lining the lobby at Red River Theaters in … 0