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Supporters of both U.S Senate candidates are seen on front of the Capitol Center for the Arts before the Brown supporters were told by Concord Police to cross the street because their permit was for the East side of the street, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Geoff Forester)

Ray Duckler: As Shaheen, Brown camps battle over territory before debate, a chicken works ‘undercover’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? Because he didn’t have to, and that was fine with the chicken. Let me explain, and please, be patient. Before we address the chicken, we must first address who received permits to make noise and carry signs during the lead-up to last night’s debate between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican …

Shaheen, Brown outline the ‘clear choice’ for N.H.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As they sparred on stage at last night’s U.S. Senate debate, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown repeated many of the lines they’ve used to outline the “clear choice” New Hampshire voters will face Election Day. Brown said that involves a decision between a senator who will continue “voting …

North Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man yesterday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate explanation for the release of Jeffrey Fowle, who …

Kuster on Vaillancourt’s 'ugly' remarks: What’s really offensive is the Republican platform

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It’s not enough for Republicans to decry and disown sexist remarks, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said in an interview yesterday with the Monitor. “I have thick skin,” she said in response to questions about a Republican state lawmaker’s …

Serious disagreements remain in U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Two months after the start of its campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition conducting operations in Iraq and Syria has expanded significantly but remains beset by lingering strategic differences that threaten to undermine the fight. The …

Turkish planes attack Kurdish rebels

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish insurgents for the first time in nearly two years, Turkish media reported yesterday, in attacks that threatened to further complicate efforts to persuade Ankara to join the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State. The bombardment against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, heightened tensions …

NEC poll: Most races ‘too close to call’

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The latest in a weekly series of New England College polls points to increasingly competitive races across New Hampshire. All except the governor’s race “are too close to call within this poll’s margin of error,” Wayne Lesperance, director of the college’s Center for Civic Engagement, said in a …

Hassan highlights support for small businesses

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan promoted herself as a leader who is growing New Hampshire’s economy while taking a swing at her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein’s business record yesterday. “We have come too far to let my opponent take our economy backward,” Hassan said. “My opponent ran his last company …

Five candidates fight for three N.H. state representative seats in District 10

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Five candidates are competing this fall for three slots in the state House of Representatives to represent Merrimack County District 10, which includes Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5. While only two of the five are current state legislators, …

Shaheen: Obamacare benefits starting to be seen, but more work needs to be done

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

People in New Hampshire and across the country are starting to see benefits of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen told the Monitor in an interview yesterday. But parts of the health care law known as …

Candidate forum tomorrow night in Warner

Monday, October 13, 2014

Local candidates for state representative, state senator and Executive Council will participate in a forum tomorrow night in Warner. Hosted by the League of Women Voters, the forum will be open to questions from the audience. The candidates who have confirmed they will attend are: ∎ State Senate District …

Concord’s Ward 4 gets new polling place for Nov. 4 election

Monday, October 13, 2014

In November, residents of Concord Ward 4 will vote at a new polling place. Previously, Ward 4 voters cast their ballots at St. Peter’s Parish Hall on North State Street in Concord. Because the church has been closed for the winter and listed for sale, that building can …

N.H. Police Association again endorses Hassan

Monday, October 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Police Association endorsed Gov. Maggie Hassan in her bid for re-election, the governor’s campaign announced yesterday. It is the third public safety association – along with the New Hampshire Troopers’ Association and Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire – to endorse Hassan in this election …