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Capital Beat: Hassan keeps state-issued email address close to the vest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton found herself in hot water recently after reporters revealed she had used a personal email, instead of an official U.S. account, to conduct state department business. The issue raised many questions, including whether Clinton’s emails were adequately protected from cyber attacks and whether the messages, on a personal account, would be subject to public …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Voterama in Congress Here’s how members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Friday. House Sharing Data To Counter Cyber Attacks: Voting 307 for and 116 against, the House on Wednesday passed a bill (HR 1560) that would encourage companies struck by cyber attacks to voluntarily share sensitive data on …

Determining who is suitable to carry a concealed weapon can be a moving target for police

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When a Franklin man applied for a license to carry a concealed firearm, the city’s police chief, David Goldstein, ran a records check. What he found was a lengthy motor vehicle record that included several DWI convictions. Goldstein used his judgment and denied the application. “There’s a question of responsibility here,” he said, …

Live blog: Behind the scenes at the FITN GOP summit today in Nashua

Friday, April 17, 2015

Taking notes, 4:20 p.m. By mid-afternoon on the first day of #FITN Summit, Mary Luke had already scribbled her way through several full pages in the notebook she brought along with her to the event. “I’m a retired …

Former chief of staff to Powell: U.S. involvement in Iraq disturbed “balance of power,” Iran key to region’s stability

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two days before he’d tell the United Nations that Iraq was training al-Qaida operatives to use chemical weapons, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell dragged his chief of staff into a private room at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in …

State GOP summit ‘like starting the contest with a big bang’

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The #FITN Republican Leadership Summit, a two-day forum kicking off in Nashua this morning, is notable for a few obvious reasons. First, there’s the lineup – nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, declared or otherwise, will be in attendance. Then, there’s the spotlight it’s bringing to an already …

Hillary Clinton plans first trip back to New Hampshire

Thursday, April 16, 2015

After launching her campaign with a road trip and stops in Iowa, Hillary Clinton is slated to come to the Granite State next week for her first visit in her second bid for the White House. The newly …

After raptor ordeal, lawmakers look at 4th grade bobcat plan

Thursday, April 16, 2015

After New Hampshire lawmakers mocked one fourth-grade class’s effort to name an official state raptor last month, the wily bobcat was faring better yesterday when a state Senate committee backed a plan by another group of school kids to pick an official state wildcat. In March, an effort …

New Hampshire Liquor Commission cautions that new competition south of the border could be drain on sales

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The state Liquor Commission is warning lawmakers that a new spirits retailer planning to expand in Massachusetts could be a drain on New Hampshire sales. Maryland-based Total Wine & More, a big-box national chain, is set to open …

washington, D.C.: Aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police arrested a man who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after flying through restricted airspace around the National Mall Wednesday. One congressional official identified the pilot as Doug Hughes, a Florida …

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement. In New York City yesterday, more …

Another $500,000 federal grant propels planned senior center/Boys & Girls club in Allenstown

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A $2.1 million recreation facility planned in Allenstown gained a significant boost in the form of a $500,000 federal grant last week. The partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord and the Suncook Senior Center …

Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees yesterday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he …